• Posted by kathryn-maguire on May 16, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    I quilt and have been since my retirement 7 years ago. Since being diagnosed with IPF almost; 2 years ago, now my love for Quilting has increased as it keeps my mind off my worries and still allows the creative part of me to blossom. The fabrics the design the math the cutting of fabric the sewing all are tasks that keep me busy and my mind active. For this I am grateful.

    teri-kerwin replied 7 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • teri-kerwin

    July 8, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Kathryn,

    I was a prolific quilter before my second exacerbation. That resulted in my O2 going up to 5L/min and a great reduction in my strength and stamina.

    Now, I still try to quilt but on a smaller scale. I just can’t make full sized quilts anymore. I make placemats, table toppers and dog quilts. I’ve found these items are still manageable, not too heavy or bulky.

    Like you, I find the math, the cutting of fabric and then piecing of the quilt very satisfying as well as distracting.

    I’d love to see some of your work if you’d care to show?

    Besides quilting, I also crochet, make jewelry and crystal sun catchers. Do you have any other hobbies you like?

    Stay healthy, stay strong!   -Teri

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