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patricia 24th Aug 2013 Recreational Activity Officer
I would like comments /suggestions on the following. I would like to do a quilting activity with my low care residents (Some are not really low care).
I want the end result to be the residents own work, not the mine.
Fiona dart 24th Aug 2013 Recrecation Therapist
I contacted the local quilting club & asked them what I was wanted to do with our residents & they were only to happy to help. The ladies each donated colourful material that they per cut into hexagons & we joined them like a flower ( a centre & 6 around the centre. This took a few months & they picked it up & joined all the flowers to make a large quilt that we have hanging in our facility. The residents were very proud of being a part of making it.
dorothy 24th Aug 2013 diversional therapist
hi Patricia
quilting is great fun ans great for socalisation i found that some residents excelled and others enjoyed taking part in a smaller way like cutting out the squares they all enjoyed the end result and made new friends as well good luck with your venture
Solange 25th Aug 2013 Lifestyle Leader
Quilting is a fabulous idea. In fact a box with pieces of fabrics of all colors and textures is an ideal activity for people suffering from Alzheimer; they love to touch, smooth, fold and feel it. Place the box where residents can reach or else on top of a table. The advantage is that you can wash and re-use the fabric.

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