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Quilt of Life

Quilt of Life

The Quilt of Life commemorates the love and lives of those who have given the gift of life. You are invited to participate in this project by making a quilt square in honor of your loved one.

View the interactive quilt here.


The quilts are displayed in our office, at special events, and during public education projects. If you would like to create a square for your loved one, please follow the directions below:

  1. Use an 8″ square of light to medium weight cotton fabric or cross stitch material.
  2. Leave a 1/2″ inch border around the square without any design so the square can be attached to others. Your finished designed area should be 7″ by 7″.
  3. The design may include a religious symbol, depiction of a favorite hobby, toy or occupation. You may want to adorn the square with poems, quotes or symbols of your loved one’s life. You may use paint (no watercolors), permanent markers, thread or any other medium to design the square. Please sew everything on securely. Cross stitch, applique and embroidery are always good.
  4. Do NOT use glitter, stickers, crayons or paper as these items can fall off easily. Avoid using glue of any kind.
  5. You may copy a photograph of your loved one onto the quilt square.
  6. You may add your loved one’s name, birth date and day of death if you wish.
  7. Do not finish the square with quilting or backing.

Your square will be sent to our quilter to become a permanent part of the year’s Quilt of Life.


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