A "Fidgit" quilt is very similar to the famous "busy box" that infants have played with. They have fabrics with different textures, beads on strings, zippers, and pockets which allow the patients to play or "fidgit" with them. They are mostly used in the alzheimer wards. They are smaller, about 20" x 25", and patients use them on their laps.
At least three nursing homes in the New Bern area receive quilts each month. "Lap Quilts" are approximately 40" x 40" and most patients leave them on their bed or wrap the quilts around their shoulders.