Mar 25

National Quilting Day: Get Crafting

By MD for Seniors

March, National Craft Month, provides an opportunity to get hands-on in many ways. On the 15th, however, it’s time for residents of senior living to join Americans in getting out the needles, thread and fabric, and practicing the great tradition of quilting.

Although the quilts you know today are probably those popular in the U.S., the practice of stitching together fabric to form patchwork-patterned comforters, blankets and pillows, is far from new. According to resources from the University of Illinois, the earliest examples of this functional art form were discovered in ancient Egypt and China. From the Middle Ages through the …read more

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