50 Ways to Stay Well #21- Quilting

Just like knitting and crocheting, many people are turning to hobbies like quilting for stress release and to improve mental wellness. Once a necessary skill to keep your family warm at night, quilting has turned into an art form with elaborate patterns and amazing pieces that some hang on their walls as décor.

Quilting improves well-being in ways that physical and outdoor activities cannot, and offer a creativity that had been ‘stifled’ in the modern world. The activity helps cognitive, creative and emotional well-being, particularly among older people.

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