I personally deal with several chronic and disabling autoimmune disorders and ailments. I’m a two times non-smoking lung cancer survivor. I’ve been quilting for 30 years or more now and I can tell you quilting has seen me through illness and a divorce. I have found comfort in quilting that is in nothing else.
The link to the article below is about a Glasgow University study that has found the beneficial quality quilting offers quilters.
A Glasgow University study found quilting improved well-being in ways physical and outdoor activities could not, offering a creativity that had been ‘stifled’ in the modern world.
See article here: Why quilting is ‘uniquely’ good for us | Daily Mail Online