My name is Tracy Mooney. I am the senior editor for Generation Q Magazine, I am a BERNINA brand ambassador and a quilter. Since being diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome in February of 2013, I have made a lot of changes. My sewing life is no different. I have had to approach each new quilting or sewing project in a completely different way because I don't know how I will feel. On some days, I may experience brain fog or I might have swollen and painful hands. These are days where I might want to be creative, but I certainly need to steer clear of the rotary cutter.
Sewing has so many health benefits! Recent studies point to lower blood pressure, helping to cope with trauma, and even help improve memory and ward off dementia.So for me, I feel that sewing is as much a part of helping me to stay positive and healthy as is taking my medicine, going to the doctor and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Since writing an article on products that help you keep sewing when you have health issues for Generation Q Magazine, I have found many products that help people continue to sew when their bodies disagree. This may mean products that help the vision impaired see the stitching line, people with arthritis cut precisely, or sewing tables that are wheelchair accessible. In some cases it may not be products that are marketed as such, but absolutely will help you KEEP SEWING.
This blog is my contribution to the quilting and sewing community. This will be a place to encourage quilters and sewists of all levels and experience. I will post weekly and encourage active comments about what works for all of you and I look forward to the discussion!