Quilting with the help of quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200Q-VP is a craft loved by many. Did you know that besides being a great creative outlet, it also provides many other important benefits? As those who have been quilting for a while can attest, making beautiful quilts with Juki quilting machines offers many important postive life moments.
Improves Mental and Physical Health
Believe it or not, creating things with quilting machines can dramatically improve your health in a number of ways. A recent study done by the University of Glasgow Scotland has determined that not only do quilters and other hobbyists experience a higher state of well-being than many other people, this activity can actually improve a person's health in some ways.
According to this study, quilting can improve cognitive function and emotional well-being, especially in older people and even more than physical exercise. Another study suggests that this and other hobbies that require attention to detail, use various skills such as math and geometry, and involve repetitive motion can greatly reduce stress, anxiety, and even depression by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Once the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, it reduces adrenaline and extreme emotions to create more positive feelings, helping you settle into a more calm state of mind. Lower stress levels can even help preserve physical health by reducing the incidence of many illnesses.
Creates Happiness in People
Quilting on high-quality Juki quilting machines also creates happiness both in the quilter and others as well. When you enjoy the creative process of planning and putting together a beautiful work of fabric art, you feel happy as you work and experience a sense of accomplishment once your project is finished.
The tangible results of hours of creative effort produces brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, both of which play important roles in feelings of happiness, self-esteem, and other positive emotions. Working with bright colors can also positively affect mood in a similar way. If your quilt is a gift for someone, both you and the recipient will experience feelings of happiness in the gifting of such a beautiful and thoughtful item.
Builds Interpersonal Relationships
Whether you are working in a sewing group, forming friendships online as a member of a quilting group, or simply sitting with friends or family, quilting can nurture positive relationships. Although you may spend a part of your time assembling pieces with your Juki TL-2200Q-VP, there are many parts of the process that can be done with others when you participate in a social group.
Friendships developed among those who enjoy the same activities can be especially rewarding. A social environment also promotes the sharing of ideas and techniques and allows sewists with less experience to gain valuable knowledge from those with more.
For those suffering from stress and anxiety or in need of a good pick-me-up, it might be time to start a new project on quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200Q-VP. Proven to reduce stress, improve health, and generate happy emotions, quilting with Juki quilting machines is a hobby that can make you smile throughout the project!