At every age, we like to think that we’re keeping our brains in the best possible working order. Quilters, you are doing the right thing! Dr. Denise Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas, says that participating in new challenges improves memory and defers cognitive aging.
A recent study proved that learning new skills strengthens brain connections. Some of those participating in the study took up quilting; Dr. Park found that the measuring and calculating required in quilting helped improve study participants’ memories.
Already a quilter? There are always new avenues to explore, so try a new direction! And after you read this article, you may want to pick up a camera and learn to use Photoshop to make outstanding quilt photographs, as well.
Here’s a great example from MyQuiltPlace. Meet Orville Roach – who learned to hand quilt after he retired. He’s an award winner!