After visiting my grandmother in the nursing home, I observed alot of the patients figiting with different items. I made a lap quilt with different textured fabrics. I also put a piece of elastic with beads strung across the pocket giving them something to fidget with. The quilt has a pocket for their hands to slip in with two other pockets, one for tissues and one for a chap stick. I found these two items were what my grandmother was always looking for. I have been donating the quilts to see how they like them. I have already made some changes. At first I had put the pocket opening on top but my husband suggested the pocket opening on the sides so your hands could slide right in. I am going to start selling these lap quilts on my site for $48.00.
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job three years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.