This tiny work of art is more than just a pretty textile. It will sit on the lap of a dementia patient as a soothing sensory tool. Michele Bilyeu, from With Heart and Hands, came to making these quilts in response to her mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s. She explains,
I saw the increasing distractions, the fidgeting, the inability to stay calm and centered and always sought a multitude of ways to keep her engaged, happy, content, and even busy.
Click the link below to see many more fidget quilts. She hopes you’ll be inspired to make a few.