A friend of mine recently gave me several lovely books, one of which was Comfort Quilts from the Heart by Jake Finch. Published in 2008 by C&T Publishing ~ where Mary works. Now out of print, it’s available in eBook format here!
Found on the website, this describes it perfectly:
Whether you make these projects for a loved one or someone you've never met, you'll give the irreplaceable gift of loving care. Projects include quilts for babies in intensive care units; handy projects for wheelchair and walker users; quilts for adults and children bedridden at home or in the hospital; and therapeutic quilts for stroke, Alzheimer's and other patients with brain impairments.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this book!
Besides the easy to follow projects ~ with the first one being about “fidget” quilts (aka Action Quilts) ~ Jake also includes chapters on:
Materials, Tools, & Techniques
Healing through Words – Labeling Your Project
Group Effort: Making Comfort Quilts at Large
Who Needs the Help?
As it says on the back of the book:
Thoughtful, useful gifts for Those Needing a Helping Hand
I’m going to work on the project found on page 26…
Chair Bound: A Wheelchair Quilt with Footwarmer!
I’ve never made one before, but can see how wonderful this would be for those who cannot walk!
While Momma was basically wheelchair bound after breaking her femur at age 84, she had to have help to stand/transfer to bed or another chair. I can see how she would have loved having that extra warmth around her only sock covered feet!
I’ll let you know how it goes!!!