My MIL is in an assisted care facility. She has dementia. Still knows everyone, just can't remember a lot of other things. From things I've read here & some other places I have been thinking of a quilt to make for her. Would like your input on my idea.
I would like to take pictures of each family member, print them onto the printable fabric, embroider that person's name under the picture, and use each of those as a square in the quilt design. I know she would cherish this gift & hopefuly down the road it will help her have some bright moments as her memory of people starts to go.
Several questions come to mind:
How well do the printed fabrics hold up to laundering? Is there a product I should use to help "set" the ink?
I don't embroidery & don't have an embroidering machine. Are there people who do this (I would expect to pay). Should I look locally or are there people here you would recommend?
I have plenty of time. This quilt would be for either Mother's Day 2011 or my MIL's birthday June 2011.
What do you think? I appreciate your thoughts & ideas.