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Wheel Chair Bags

In 2008, the SRQG began a project making wheelchair bags for the Veteran’s Home at Yountville, CA.  Several members of the guild worked with occupational therapists at the hospital to refine the design for the bag.  There are over 1000 residents at the Veterans Home in Yountville, the largest of it’s kind in the country.  Approximately 750 residents are in wheelchairs, both motorized and manual.  We have delivered 100 WC bags and expect to deliver another 100 bags by year’s end.
A mini-group, the Baguettes, was formed by Leslie Ary, Mirna Estes, Lavella Castinelli, Cora Moore and Cora Stewart.  At work parties, the Baguettes and members of the guild made bags and refined the bag instructions.  Kathy Hannan turned the instructions and the rough pencil sketches into a fine set of instructions.  Members donated upolstery fabric for the bags’ pockets.  
There has been a Technique Sharing Workshop, (TWS), and there will be another one in the spring of 2009.  The instructions for the bags can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Wheelchair Bag Instructions

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