Dr Hagan 's suggestion is great...I have just posted some answers to others based on my own experiences and belive me I was EXTREMELY near sighted....-20....have a look my posts and the excellent advice from all....
I currently have two IOLs set for distance, and I used to do monovision with contacts, so I have experienced both options. I totally agree with the the advice that Dr. Hagan has given you. It will let you lose your glasses in many situations, and you should have excellent vision (with glasses) for quilting. BTW, with one eye near plano and the other extremely nearsighted, what you have is nothing like monovision. It's just badly imbalanced vision that would a problem for anybody.
Remember by definition "monovision" is an imbalance of the eyes (one eye distance, one eye near). If you are bothered by this now you would NOT be a good candidate. In my patients what I would recommend is leaving the second eye slightly myopic (assuming the first eye doesn't require andy glasses for distance) of about -1.25 diopters and plan on wearing glasses for reading and quilting (progressive no lines). This is a very happy option for most people and allows things like puttting on make up/shaving in men without glasses.
My wife is a champion quilter and I can't tell you how many quilt show's I've gone to in my life. I've come to appreciate how beautiful a well made quilt is and that quilters are almost universily very pleasant people to be around.