On a whim, I accepted an online invitation to enter a mysterious contest. You had to commit to a five week sewing challenge, but the challenge was kept a secret from all entrants until Week 1 began. It turned out to be a fidget quilt challenge, a project far outside of the scope of my normal sewing projects. I’m so glad I had the chance to participate because I learned so much, and I even won “The Biggest Loser” award in the contest. Read through this series to learn about each week’s challenge and check out the final result.

Fidget Quilt Week 1 Block

I’m participating in a fidget quilt contest on a Facebook group, and I had a blast making my first block.  Fidget quilts, in case you’re not aware, are quilts that are used to help calm patients...

Fidget Quilt Week 2 Block

It’s week 2 of my Fidget Quilt project for Alzheimer’s patients.  As I mentioned last week, I’m participating in a weekly challenge event on Facebook with a group of talented quilters.  Unfortunately my team has been eliminated...

Fidget Quilt Week 3 Block

My fidget quilt challenge continues!  Week 3’s challenge is to make a quilt block that features three handmade textures.  You can’t just sew on some fun fur and call it a day; you need...

Fidget Quilt Block Week 4

This is the final block in my fidget quilt challenge. This week’s task involved two components.  The Quilt Cave fidget challenge had 30 participants, and one of the tasks was to emulate one of...

Fidget Quilt Week 5 – The Finale

This is the fifth and final week of my Fidget Quilt Challenge.  Over the past four weeks, I created four quilt blocks that have interactive elements, meant to be therapeutic to people suffering from...

A Special Prize – Quilted Swag Bag Reveal

  Special delivery!  Mail days are great, when the mail doesn’t involve bills.  A package arrived on my doorstep today that contained quilter happiness. If you’ve been following my fidget quilt series, you probably...