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

How to layer up a quilt (the #100 days, 100 blocks quilt)

As I mentioned earlier, this autumn I took part in an Instagram quilt challenge to make a quilt block a day, each to be taken from Tula Pink’s book ‘100 modern quilt blocks’. The challenge began on 17 August and concluded on 24 November, so it was quite a considerable commitment. One block a day had to be uploaded on to Instagram, which was part … Continue reading How to layer up a quilt (the #100 days, 100 blocks quilt)