On Tuesday, February 27, the St. Paul Seniors will make activity quilts for folks with Alzheimer’s or cognitive issues. When a person with Alzheimer’s uses the quilt it relaxes their mind, exercises hand muscles, and helps focus their attention. These small textured quilts include pockets, zippers, buttons, strings of beads, bells, small toys, and more.
Throughout February the following items will be collected at the Information Center. Below is a list of the items needed:
- Fabric with interesting designs and textures (for sensory/tactile appeal)
- Trims (bobbles, braid, rick rack, lace, buttons, large beads, pockets, belt rings, short zippers)
- Pompoms, ribbons, buttons — all sizes and shapes
- Empty thread spools, tassels, and fringe
- Small trinkets that have rings (bells, hearts, charms)
If you would like to help, previous sewing experience isn’t necessary. Sewing machines, sewing scissors, pinking shears, needles and thread if you have them may be brought on the work day. There are plenty of tasks that do not require sewing such as cutting, stringing beads, etc. We will have a soup lunch and hope you plan on joining us. Lunch will be at noon and the work will last until 3:00 pm. A second day will be scheduled if needed to complete the project.
A sign-up sheet for lunch will be at the Information Center.
Do you know a church member who would like one? Do you have questions?
This group would love to share quilts with church members. Please indicate your interesting by calling Harriet Harper (262-623-0134) or Michele Hundley (502-741-0593) with questions.
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