The Lea Hill Memory Makers group has truly outdone themselves! They filled the entire Fireside Room with fidget quilts to auction during the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day event. The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fund raise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.
Fidget Quilts are small lap blankets that help ease anxiety and restless hands for people suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Lea Hill Needle Crafters created beautifully creative fidget quilts for this fundraising event. Words can’t express how lovely and detailed these quilts are, take a look! Click on the pictures for a larger view!
Lea Hill Piecers pictured left to right, Betty Gering, Lou Small, Joan Petit, Jean Fisher, Pat Chubb (Betty Steiner not pictured)
Lea Hill Piecers with Carla Lopez-Wilkerson, the Memory Care Life Enrichment Coordinator (Betty Steiner not pictured)
It’s hard not to touch these quilts! Each one is a completely different experience.
Each quilt has a unique and creative theme. This cat themed quilt has different fur fabric textures.
This quilt was created for a woman who grew up on a farm and loved horses.
The picnic basket even has tiny cookies and a bologna sandwich!
The details are amazing! Each quilt has different materials and textures. Most of the quilts have several small and large pockets with different fabrics and textures inside.
Not all of these creations are quilts! Here is Will Gering with the Fidget Board he created in the woodshop.