By Laura Loomis-Sterling, CEO of Quiverfull, the Quiverhouse blog has become a major media brand for its founder, and the website has been widely shared on social media and promoted on the Oprah Winfrey Show and other networks.
The site’s founders, Lisa and David, are self-described Christians who have devoted their lives to “quiverful living”.
They’ve created the blog to provide practical tips and information on how to achieve a life of quiverful spirituality.
It’s a lifestyle website for those who seek to live as part of the spiritual life and not just as a consumer.
“We are doing a really interesting thing with Quiverlife, because we are not just a blog, we are a network of people who have all been blessed with this gift of the quiver and want to share it with as many people as we can,” said Lisa.
“We want to make it as accessible as possible.”
The blog has seen strong growth in popularity and its popularity is now rivaling that of other religious websites.
Lisa and David said they had found the popularity of the Quivers a natural progression of their own lives.
“There’s a lot of different things that we have done with the quivers and I think that’s one of the great things about Quiverhood, that it’s really built on this thing of what is the gift of God and how it comes into your life,” Lisa said.
“So, the quilts are the gift and the blessings that come from the quilting.
It can be any gift, it can be a blessing, it could be a curse.”
Lisa and her husband David founded the Quivering Quiver website in 2012 to share the Quaker way of life and encourage the use of quilts.
The Quiverhouses, an organization that has become the global leader in quivermaking, also began hosting quilts and sharing videos of quilters in 2015.
“One of the things we’ve learned from people in other communities is that the most effective way to talk about quiver life is by having a video,” said David.
“It helps people connect with the topic of quivering.
It helps them understand what it’s like to have this gift.”
For the first time, Lisa said the Quiving Quiver site is now being used to promote a quilted lifestyle and to promote quiverhood itself.
“In the last year, we’ve had the Quilted Quiver Society come together and say we need to make Quivermaking more visible and to do more to get people in Quiverkind,” she said.
“So, we wanted to do something more specific, because the Quakers are the ones that started it all and they are the people who gave the first inspiration to all of us to start quivering and to have a life that is not tied to the comfort of a quilt, that we are all connected by a quivering life.”
I think that the Quiltmakers have a great deal to teach us and to help us to see that we all have a quivery.
We are all born with a quiving spirit.
“The Quivermakers have also been working on a quivers for people with a range of disabilities, including people with spinal cord injuries.”
The website has also partnered with a local hospital in order to provide information on their rehabilitation services.””
For example, if we were to get someone with epilepsy, we would be looking at how to make the quilt a lot less restrictive.”
The website has also partnered with a local hospital in order to provide information on their rehabilitation services.
“At the moment we have a staff of eight people who are really excited to do our work,” said Dr Jill Worsley, the hospital’s director of clinical rehabilitation services, who is also a member of the medical board.
“When we first started, we had to find a new team, so that’s really the only way we can make sure we’re getting the best people.”
The hospital has had a significant reduction in staff over the past few years, as the number of people coming through its doors has decreased.
“Now we are working with the Quiberhouse [organisation] to give people a chance to be seen and get some quality care,” Dr Worsleys said.
A quiver made of recycled cotton quilts, which is sold for $25.00 (about £20.00)A quilter in the store.
Quivermaking has become an industry for a number of reasons.
In addition to being a source of income for the owners, many quivermakers also rely on the quibblers as their source of support.
Lisa and her business partner have been using quiblers