I have mentioned the Tactile quilt project to you before. A lady from our church works as a social worker with an organisation which does, amongst other things, early intervention for babies and children with disabilities. She siad they were in need of tactile quilts for the little ones to play on. The more radical the colours and textures the better. The aim is to stimulate the senses.
Making blocks for these quilts is so much fun because there are no quilting rules and no need to buy anything! We used all those bits and pieces us crafters have in the cupboard that "might just come in handy one day".
Well that day has come!
These quilts are great projects which have a positive impact on the little ones we gave them to.
The staff and mums invited us to a lunch to thank us for the quilts. It was rather humbling.
Let's make more!
They hang one on the wall and the older children walk by and feel all the different textures.
The possibilities are endless.