Create for a Cause - Alzheimers Awareness

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Fidget Blanket Workshop

Fidget blankets will be donated to GreenView & Gables of Green Memory Care Units 

Join us in our Fidget Blanket Workshop!

What is a Fidget Blanket?

A fidget blanket is a lap-size quilt that provides sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless hands of someone with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia, or an autism spectrum disability. They are perfect for little kids, elders or anyone who gets a settled feeling by keeping their hands busy.

We'll be making our fidget quilts to donate to our local Green, Ohio memory care units! Tell your friends and come join us for this FREE workshop!

FREE Instruction and Patterns Included!

What to bring

Lunch

Snacks to share and/or a bagged lunch

    No obligation, of course! We'll provide a small snack, water, coffee and tea!

Materials

Bring in any materials you think could work! Clean out your stash at home to keep this project waste-free!

Keep in mind that items need to be able to be permanently attached to our quilts! Nothing sharp, easily breakable or that could pinch fingers!

Some ideas are:

  • Unfinished quilt squares
  • Fleece, cotton, velvet, wool, silk, denim, minky, faux fur and other sewable fabrics (fun and interesting textures and colors work great!)
  • Old jeans or other clothes with pockets, buttons, and zippers
  • Small stuffed animals or just the stuffing!
  • Large beads
  • Buttons, clasps, velcro and snaps
  • Zippers
  • Small embroideries or crocheted/knitted motifs
  • Ribbons
  • Clasps and buckles
  • Old keys and key rings (nothing sharp!)
  • Old hair-ties, elastic, or scrunchies
  • Yarns and cording (shoelaces can work!)
  • Old iron-on patches or letters
  • Small bells

Tools & Notions

Bring your basic sewing supplies and other notions you may need to complete your fidget blanket. We suggest you bring your sewing machine and threads! We have 2 machines to rent if you can't bring yours!