Posted by Liz on December 24th, 2012 (News)

Quilting in Bristol improves mental health

Volunteers have quilted the “best of Bristol” as part of a 10 week quilt project run by Artshine. Those who took part in the project were referred to it by their GP and the aim of the scheme is to boost confidence and happiness through art. The project was led by artists Judith Gait, and the quilt celebrates the history and diversity of Bristol through ima gery such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and hot air balloons.

The quilt was presented at the M shed museum on 20th December and will be exhibited for a year at Bristol GP surgeries and health centres.

Artshine helps hundreds of patients every year to improve their wellbeing through engaging with other people in the local community and helps to reduce their social isolation. Arts on referral offers Britolians the opportunity to work with professional artists to develop their artistic skills in a supportive and safe environment.

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