Monroe Township Public Library to Donate Fidget Quilts

They call them fidget quilts, twiddle muffs and comfort mitts. Quilts that keep idle, often lonely hands busy are popular among patients with Alzheimer’s. The quilts typically feature items such as zippers, buttons, bows, jewelry and elastic, which are meant to provide tactile stimulation.

People living with dementia often fiddle with objects like buttons. The quilts help evoke memories for some people. Some are designed as a knitted tube, more of a muff than mittens, they are decorated with odds and ends like buttons, bells and ribbons. The idea is for the wearer to have something with which to fidget.

Between Saturday, October 5 and Monday, December 16, the Monroe Township Public Library will be collecting completed fidget quilts and twiddle muffs to donate to Parker Adult Day Center in Monroe Township.

Help us exceed our goal of at least 20 quilts/muffs to donate to residents in Monroe!

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Photos Courtesy of: David Kelsey, Outreach Services Librarian, St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles, Illinois.