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Friday, 15 January 2010

Memory quilt (s?) project

I am making a memory quilt for my father in law who is now in a nursing home as he is unable to sit up unassisted. As a family we have been looking for ways to keep his mind stimulated. So I have printed photos onto fabric for this quilt.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! How very thoughful.

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  2. What a thoughtful and loving quilt to meke. He is blessed to have you in his life. JAne

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  3. My...what a wonderful quilt!! So beautiful and what a beautiful gift to help with memories and to know he is loved.

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  4. What a beautiful daughter in law you are, to make a quilt for him.. The quilt is wonderful.

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  5. Your piece looks beautiful and stimulating. I read your post on SB. If the concern hasn't already been resolved - perhaps a family meeting with the lead nurse or therapist. Learn if there are any regulatory reasons which prohibit or limit the use of the piece on the bed. Maybe it can be displayed on a quilt stand near the bed and used as a lap robe when fil is up in chair or to the solarium/meeting room. Have you included a guide to the photos? Staff could use it to engage fil in conversation. In 35+ years of nursing I have learned that families and staff want what is best for the patient but often see different paths to get there. Good luck.

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  6. I just read your post on Stashbusters about not having it on the bed. All I can say is go and visit your FIL and put it on his bed yourself. Maybe the nurses will get the hint that it is to be used. I gave my dad a quilt for Chrismtas in 2008 and he had it folded on a chair in the loungeroom. It wasn't until I showed him the foldlines on it that he agreed to put on his bed because he thought it was too good to go on the bed. Perservere!!

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  7. I see by looking around at other posts that you are quite gifted and experienced at using photos in quilts. When I need a Guru I know where to come.

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I really enjoy the encouragement I get from feedback. As I am part of the process pledge I love to know if I am giving useful information... looking forward to hearing from you