Spring Greetings! 

Self-care, Wellness, Mindfulness 

These are twenty-first century words that have gained importance as our lives become increasing digital and the speed of life increases. We are expected to multitask and always be available via our electronic devices. I found the magazine below at the bookstore several months ago when my husband and I browsed through the magazine section on a date day. The article in the very front of the magazine "Finding Your Inner Piece-Give yourself a health break-pick up some stitching and reap mindfulness benefits of simply slowing down." by Emily Larson 

Slowing down and focusing on a handwork project can lift the chaos of day-to-day minutia and quiet your thoughts. I find this to be very true. My family has always used our hands to make things and used our minds in the pursuit of creativity. This time to use for inner reflection is very helpful while we deal with the current issues in the world and try to stay focused and healthy. 

 

Our group enjoys the relaxing hand arts and enjoys sharing them with others in a world which seems to be losing hand skills as a social and artful pursuit. We enjoy old things, old arts, simple pleasures and family.  

 

Be mindful and get sewin! 

 

The blogs to the side are just a few of the ways we are all staying busy...

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April 17, 2020

I often feel like I'm a little odd, like maybe I was born in the wrong century. Mom and I were fortunate to attend two American Quilt Study Group Seminars over the last three years and we felt like kids in a candy store when we encountered the silent auction. All aroun...

April 17, 2020

HI Folks, 

As a group we often take inspiration from the quilts in the collection at Hallockville Museum Farm (our home of operation).

Last year we challenged ourselves to make English Paper Pieced sunflower items for an exhibit for our barn exhibit during the Country Fa...

December 14, 2019

Hi Folks, we have been hard at work creating our next raffle quilt while staying home this Spring.

We are working as a group on 3" paper pieced mini house, barn, tree, fence and tractor blocks for the next border.

They are very cute!

Also, we have an allover plan...

September 18, 2019

Through the efforts of everyone in the Quilt and Stitch Group we held a successful floral quilt exhibit in the Naugles barn at Hallockville during their Country Fair this August. From cleaning the barn with Marie, Barbara, Suzanne and her sisters, to hanging quilts wit...

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