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Concord Piecemakers "Basket of Quilts" Show October 25-26, 2013

by Jeanne McBride on 10/15/13

Looking for a great local quilt show?  Visit the bi-annual Concord Piecemakers Quilt Show in Acton.  This year's show includes 169 quilts done by Guild  members.  The show includes quilts, a boutique, vendors, raffle quilt and baskets, coffee shop, lunch, cookie sale, demonstrations and a scavenger hunt.  Admission is $7.00, children under 12 and men are free. 

    Friday, October 25, 2013  10 am - 6 pm

    Saturday, October 26, 2013  10 am - 4 pm

      St. Matthew's Church, 435 Central Street. Acton, MA, exit 41 off Route 2




Quilting Promotes Good Health

by Jeanne McBride on 07/21/11

A good friend of mine began to quilt for the first time a couple of months ago and commented that she had been told that sewing had similar characteristics to meditation and was great for reducing stress.  The June issue of the Journal of Public Health confirms what we quilters have known all along.  Quilting is important for their wellbeing. Study participants found quilting to be a productive use of time and an accessible means of engaging in free creativity. Colour was psychologically uplifting. Quilting was challenging, demanded concentration and participants maintained and learned new skills. Participants experienced ‘flow’ while quilting. A strong social network fostered the formation of strong friendships. Affirmation from others boosted self-esteem and increased motivation for skill development. Quilts were often given altruistically and gave quilting added purpose.  Quilting is all of that and more for me.  Quilting has seen me through times of great joy, new beginnings and times of immense sadness.  Even a challenging day at the studio is a great day!!  I've got to go - another quilt project - a wedding this time - is calling to me.    Jeanne

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