“Fidget Quilts” are “sensory stimulation” quilts that help Alzheimer patients
Smokey Barn News Tuesday January 20, 2015 Springfield, Robertson County, Middle Tenn. (Sponsored Ad)
“The Fabric Shop” Annual Sew-A-Thon, Lunch, Sales & Gift Drawing
This coming Saturday, January 24th “The Fabric Shop” located on Main St on the square in downtown Springfield is having their annual sew-a-thon and they need your help making “Fidget Quilts” from 9:30am – 7:00 pm.
“Fidget Quilts” are small lap-sized “sensory stimulation” quilts that contain a variety of textures and objects that dementia and Alzheimer patients find appealing as their once busy hands search for something to occupy them. These quilts have been shown to provide comfort. You can see some examples on their Facebook page in the photo album.
Just as children are calmed by their favorite blanket, patients suffering from these diseases find the same comfort from a “Fidget Quilt”. It helps to increase their awareness, invokes memories and brings warmth and comfort to them all at the same time.
They are easy to make and they’ll show you how-plus it’s for a good cause….one that often times is easier to forget…..These quilts will be donated to local community nursing homes and by request for anyone who has a loved one or friend that is suffering and this may help to comfort them.
Drop in any time that best suits your schedule. Enjoy a delicious lunch included when you let us know in advance. Lunch will be served around 12:30 -1:00 pm
There is also customer gift drawing for a Quilt Kit valued at over $185, a unique “Pick Your Discount“ exclusive sale on quilting fabrics and notions, refreshments, and of course, fantastic camaraderie!
Please RSVP by calling The Fabric Shop at 615-382-5600 and join in to support this great cause.
They are located directly across the street from the courthouse!