Quilting is a creative outlet that also helps relieve stress, which is especially important during these trying times. Quilting and other creative outlets can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression, or chronic pain. Not only does it help ease stress, but it can increase happiness through the release of dopamine and serotonin which are natural feel-good hormones. Because it involves memory, attention span, visuospatial processing, creativity, and problem-solving, quilting is also good for the brain.
The third Saturday of March is National Quilting Day, and March has unofficially become National Quilting Month over the years.
This April, the Alachua County Library District will present a Virtual Quilt Show to showcase quilts made by you, our patrons. We know that quilters have been busy this year!
You are invited to submit up to two items for the show. Submissions will be collected until March 22 and will be displayed on our website during the month of April. Submissions must be quilts or quilted items made during the 2020 year. Submissions should be in the form of a jpeg, png, or pdf file. You may submit two photos of each item: one of the whole quilt (required) and one detail picture (optional). A completed and signed entry form must accompany each submission. Entry forms and rules will be emailed to you by request. For more information or to request an entry form, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 334-3941.