Yes, Quilting Is Good for Your Health

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An article by the Daily Mail Reporter shares results from a study that was recently written up in the Journal of Public Health. Let’s all go quilt – it is good for our health!

“As devotees of a quiet and contemplative pastime, they would be the last to make a fuss about it.

But quilters, it seems, have every right to celebrate their craft after researchers found that it is ‘uniquely’ good for you.

A study found quilting improved well-being in ways that physical and outdoor activities could not, and offered a creativity that had been ‘stifled’ in the modern world.”

Thanks to Judy Martin for sharing this link in her newsletter this week.
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Yes, I agree. I certainly get my endorphins from stitching! My mind is relaxed and free for hours whilst I am being creative. I felt the same way too at the Knoxville Show last week. Wasn’t it fabulous, mixing with like minded people! Quilt shows are heaven on earth! 🙂

Kathy

I know that sewing and quilting is good for my health and mental well being. I do not think about myself. I think about others and what I can do for them and I think about my next project. It has helped me through back problems and surgeries and through breast cancer. I am now cancer free and I don’t think about my back problems and the pain when I am sewing. I know that it is better then any pain medicine and the women that you sew with are there to help and encourage each and every one as… Read more »

Terry

Quilting is a fabulous sport – one uses all of the mind, creating unique combinations of many colors, sizes, shapes and layers (that are not rigid) into perfectly shaped squares or rectangles for the most part and getting that work of art to a point where you are happy with your creation is very rewarding. Knowing that breaking the “rules” is potential for new creation as opposed to penalty is just another layer on which to build. Drawing from so many current and historic experts in the sport is humbling. Building new friendships because of the sport rounds out the… Read more »

Mary Alice Bates

For many years I have volunteered in a Middle School during a thematic unit entitled “Colonial Village” and each of the 14 5th grade classes made 4-patch blocks which were joined into a classroom quilt. That morphed into teaching a “summer enrichment” program including both quilting and knitting. These two activities use fine motor as well as creative cojones and have proven to be major stress-busters for the students of which much is expected. Know both will lower MY blood-pressure by 40 or more!