Paula’s story

Paula and her quilts

I care for m20-year-old son Harry, who has severe epilepsy. A few years agoI caught the sewing bug; I love how mindful it is. I love meeting like-minded people and I can sit with my son and sew, whilst he listens to his music.  

I used the carers grant to attend more classes to improve my skills and combat loneliness. I have now made more than 20 quilts, including gifts, commissions and for charities. The feeling of achievement is so positive for my mental well-being.

During lockdown I signed up to online sewing school Quilter’s Question Time which was a lifeline. I have made new friendsit’s something for me and helps me to switch off and recharge from my caring role. If anyone wants to know more about quiltingcontact me at