Alex and Ricky meet Amy Milne, Executive Director of the Quilt Alliance, who shares the history and samples of quilts made by children. Amy also discusses the Kids Initiative, for which a kit has been created. The kit is a backpack with a wholecloth quilt designed for hand sewing as a way for children to learn to quilt. Amy also talks about the importance of documenting your quilts and the various ways to create a label.
Also in this show, Alex shares her experience with her parents' Alzheimer’s and the help she received to make an Activity mat for her mother. She discusses how you can make your own activity mats geared toward individual needs.
Alex shares a fast, fun, and easy to make tactile activity quilt for calming those with special needs, Alzheimers, etc.
Alex and Amy discuss Kids Quilts, a non-profit project to encourage the making and sharing of the quilting process, and how to introduce quilting to younger people.
Amy and Ricky talk about the importance of adding vital information (such as the maker, title, date, location, and any special notes) to a quilt label for each and every quilt you make. Ricky then shares his labeling method on several quilts.