Quilting during a crisis

The past few days have been interesting to say the least when it comes to the media panic over corona virus and how people around the USA are re-acting. I live in a rural area and am currently working from home instead of traveling for work. Any excuse for taking time to quilt is always good, but quilting during a crisis is productive and helps relieve the stress.

I want to encourage you to take care of yourself including eating properly, getting enough rest, some form of exercise, and of course quilting. If you are not sick, the most important thing is to stay well. If you are already sick, rest and allow yourself to get well.

This is great time to drag out those quilting UFOs you have shoved to the back of the closet. Pick one or two to work on and get busy. Busy hands tend to help us have better moods and being able to see progress on a project is always great.

Another important thing to do during this time is check on other people to see how they are doing or if you can help. Obviously the best way to check on people right now is using the phone or other technology. As quilters we tend to be generous and this is a great time to show that.

It looks like I will be working from home at least two weeks. I am understandably happy to not be traveling right now. Here is what I am doing that is quilt related during this quarantine time:

  1. Weeding old quilt magazines
  2. Binding quilts
  3. Cutting scraps into standard sizes and putting into plastic containers
  4. Catching up on reading other quilting blogs
clip art: Cabin Fever Reliever

Some encouragement about Quilting During A Crisis:






    1. I think 2020 will go down in our minds as a really rough year – personally, professionally, financially, and in every other area of our lives.

      I personally find that having a hobby (quilting) that I am passionate about does help me as I deal with the stress of life. There is just something very soothing about running my hands over fabric. There is also something soothing about having a visible finished item at the end of the whole quilting process.

      My job involves travel, and dealing with the same process day after day on the computer. There is also a lot of dealing with angry medical people who are not happy to see me and my findings as I audit the patient records. It is so nice to have a quiet and productive hobby that allows for making an item with my hands, and doesn’t have to satisfy anyone but me.

      Thanks for your kind words, and please visit this blog often.

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