Dementia Texture Quilt Charity Project

We had a great time making texture quilts at our Charity Sew-In this weekend. We met at The Roseville Library and had the entire community room to ourselves. Thanks to Jan for setting this up!

Wonder what a Texture quilt is? Texture quilts are quilts for dementia patients. They provide tactile and visual stimulation. They are also intended to provide warmth and comfort.

Here are some more details:
We used fabrics with unique texture, color, pattern, and movement such as corduroy, seersucker, terrycloth, velvet, flannel, chenille, fleece, etc. We even had some faux fur and gold lame!

Here are all of the fabrics and squares laid out ready to pick from:

There were two sizes we could choose from to make:
Lap size (16 blocks, 36 inches squares finished)
Or nap size (30 blocks, 45 inches x 54 inches finished)


Picking fabric:

Some of us even cut up garments to make squares! We had a few poly blouses and wool slacks. LOL!

The quilts were made using a simple pattern with 10 inch squares. We laid them out in crazy combinations- anything goes!

Working hard!

The quilts felt so soft and fun to touch. A bunch of us wanted to keep them for ourselves.

We had a good time and a few laughs too.

Don’t EVEN THINK ABOUT using these scissors for anything other than fabric!

It was a hot day so some of us sewed barefoot. :)

Here are some of the finished quilts!

The quilts will be donated to the Lilydale Senior Living Memory Care Unit. If we have enough, we will also donate some to Touching Lives Senior Day Care. 

If you want to make quilts on your own, contact Jan for more info.

Thanks again to everyone for coming to help and thanks to Jan and the rest of the team for organizing this!

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of texture in quilts!
    Please consider the look of the finished project the next time you make a charity quilt. I have worked in shelters, and while everyone appreciates the warmth of a home made quilt, even those on the receiving end of charity appreciate good design. It doesn't really take any longer to stitch and pretty quilt sings of the love with which they were made.


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