Mindfulness and quilting

On Thursday of this week I set up my stand in readiness for the Annual Conference of the QGBI (Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles) Annual Conference and AGM. This year, the Conference and AGM were held at the Civic Centre, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is in my region. On Friday morning, I gave a lecture (illustrated with quilts) entitled ‘Coming to Textiles the Long Way … Continue reading Mindfulness and quilting

Quilting and good mental health

In the UK, the week from 8-14 May 2017 was designated ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. The week was coordinated by the Mental Health Foundation (click here to go to their website). Severe mental illness has afflicted members of my family, so this is a topic that is close to my heart. The theme for the week was ‘Surviving or Thriving’.  Good mental health is more … Continue reading Quilting and good mental health