Fairfield Weighted Blankets Worship Feb. 10, at Sunnybrook

The Fairfield Area Weighted Blankets group will hold their first 2018 Workshop following a two-week display set up at the Fairfield Public Library by Carol Sutton.

The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living, 3000 W. Madison Ave., Fairfield. This is open to all ages and gender, and there is no charge. Over 100 of the weighted blankets made by members of the group have been given free to individuals, both children and adults, who have autism or other physical or health concerns that find the weighted blankets beneficial.

There are other things that can be done toward making the weighted blankets besides sewing, though being able to sew a straight stitch is certainly helpful. It is believed that a stretch stitch or double stitch on the sewing machine is preferable.

Future workshops are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month. Anyone wishing for further information can contact Joanne Ancell at 641-472-4736.