People living with Alzheimer’s or dementia commonly experience daily anxiety. Sensory activity blankets—with sewn-on zippers, buttons, and beads for people to manipulate—help people release that nervous tension and anxiety by giving them something to do with their hands.
Learn how to sew a fidget quilt. In this SewingSpace program, you will create a sensory activity blanket—sometimes referred to as a “fidget quilt,” “fiddle quilt,” or “busy quilt.” These small, lap-sized blankets have been widely recommended for people with dementia, those on the autism spectrum, and people experiencing anxiety or attention issues.
Participants will have the option to keep their blanket, or blankets may be donated to the library for programs designed for patrons with Alzheimer's and dementia.
All materials will be provided.
Class limited to six participants. First come first served.