Ava Giffen is a recent Milton High School graduate and Girl Scout of Greater Atlanta Ambassador. Ava has a passion for helping others, especially those with Alzheimers, which is why she built a website to help bring awareness to the Alzheimers Disease and made a tutorial on how to make fidget quilts for her Gold Award Project.
The fidget quilt is a sensory stimulant that aids in reducing agitation or aggression caused by depression, stress, sudden change in routine, too much noise, or even being pushed to do something that feels impossible due to Alzheimer’s disease. Many people who have dementia can benefit greatly from quilts as they are a calming agent.
The instructions in the tutorial below and on her website, aidforalzheimers.weebly.com, on how to make the quilts are for beginner sewers and for more aPlease consider making a quilt towards this cause.
Materials needed to make your own fidget quilt:
- fabric for backing
- fusible quilt batting
- fabric for pocket
- quilting blocks
- white fabric and fabric marker to personalize quilt
Please consider making a quilt towards this cause. So many people who have the Alzheimers disease will be so appreciative.
Ava has worked for our family business, iTrust Home Services, and it was a pleasure getting to know such a kind-hearted, smart, giving young woman. When Ava sets her mind to something she does it and does it well! I was pleased to learn of her project focus to aid those with Alzheimers because my mother has dementia and lives at The Memory Center (TMC) in Johns Creek. Ava worked with the team at TMC (unbeknownst to knowing my mom was there) on ideas for the fidget quilts and I am so excited that some of the residents will be receiving fidget quilts. Thank you Ava for all you do to help others!
All opinions are my own. June 2020