“I just do it for mom,” Nancy Rose said when she is offered payment for the quilts she handcrafts.
The 51-year-old woman and her husband moved from Washington State to Colorado to help care for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011.
One day she was surprised to discover how a handcrafted multicolored pastel quilt could help calm her restless mother down.
This sensory blanket provides tactile stimulation and can relieve stress the disease causes in patients.
That's when she finally had the answer to all the unused fabric she had laying around the house- she would make quilts.
"It was a way to cope and release stress,” says Rose, “and to help someone else out.”
Continue to the next page to see how she has helped an entire community.