Fidget/Touch Quilts

Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

(aka “Touch” or “Activity” quilts)

 

These quilts are textured lap quilts designed for those who need sensory stimulation, especially those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  Straightforward to make, these charity quilts have an incredible impact on quality of life.  “Sensory stimulation can increase happiness, enjoyment and relaxation as well as lessen sadness and fear”.

 

The idea is to provide textures and items for the Alzheimer’s patient to fiddle with, giving them something to do with their hands. Select the fabric with your fingers, not your eyes. It is the textures of fabric that make a touch quilt.

 

We are working with several Chambersburg Care Facilities to meet their needs for these quilts.

 

Click Here to view Information and Instructions.  The document is also available in our downloads section.

 

For questions or to donate a quilt or materials, please contact one of the committee members below

Patty Jensen, Terry Newcomer and Cindy Walker

 

Please Browse the Gallery Pictures below for Ideas!