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Thread: Emptied Mom's house, Fabric and quilt tools everywhere

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    Senior Member pinkberrykay's Avatar
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    check with the local schools they may be able to use some of the items.

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    Senior Member cmw0829's Avatar
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    Hi, my mother is also in assisted living with memory issues. She's not in the memory care unit at this point but could be soon.

    Some of the women in the community do like to sew and make items that are then sold for a fund that they started (don't know the disposition of the money). So check with the activities director. She might be able to use them.

    Good luck with the transition. It can be a hard one.

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    I have to say that not all hospices do the lap quilts. I have worked for one and DH has worked for several. They get some in from different groups once in awhile and I donate them when I can. I have 6 right now in different stages that need to go to DH's hospice.

    ForMyMom, My heart goes out to you. I know it was a hard decision, but now she is safe and have a few less worries. Good luck on your search for the right place for all of her quilting!
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    I have worked for Hospice for 8 years. We have volunteers who make lap robes and give one to each new patient. This wonderful gift thrills the patient and their families. Not sure if each hospice does this, but it would be a great donation to the volunteers who sew these beautiful gifts. When my MIL was on hospice I used to look at her hospice lap robe on her bed and think of the hours someone spent making something for a stranger.

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    After having to put my 90yr. old sister in assisted living, I can tell you not to worry. They get to love it there. For so long they have been at home "lonely". Then they get re-acquainted with an awful lot of people. They can't wait to get up and get into the crowd.

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    There's also groups tha make quilts of valor for our soilders at home and over seas.
    Sweet Dreams come from under Cozy Quilts made with love.
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    and do what you can for others.

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    QFK (quilts for kids) another worthy organization....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    Many of the Senior Centers also have quilting groups.
    Plano Senior Recreation Center
    401 West 16th Street

    Senior Center at Frisco Square
    6670 Moore Street
    Frisco, Texas 75034
    Phone: 972-292-6550

    The Colony Sr. Center
    5151 N Colony Blvd.
    972 624-2246

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    Others have made great donation suggestions for you. I'm so sorry you had to put your mom in assisted living. My grandmother is really looking forward to it, she is much more social than my grandfather and hopes to have a lot of fun with the other residents. Is your mom not able to sew at all anymore? It would absolutely break my heart to not have some of my tools and a project, at least.

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    Sometimes residents in assisted living "homes" do use lap robes, but also wear fancy long "bibs". The assisted living facility might have the names of groups that sew for their facility.
    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

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    I'm sorry your Mom is in the stage of life she is - it is a hard one to live through - especially for her near and dear ones.

    Have you asked the assisted living place if they have any ideas?

    I know you said you didn't want to sell her things - but if you have a charity that is near and dear to you that is NOT interested in sewing things - perhaps you could have a sale to raise funds for that.

    By the way - if you do decide to do that - DON'T call it a 'garage sale' - call it a 'fabric opportunity' or 'estate sale' - that way you can ask more for the items - and maybe get it!

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