Memory Quilts

The Memory Quilt is a special project offered to our bereaved families or anyone in the community who has lost a loved one, who may or may not have been a hospice patient. Anyone can receive a quilt square and participate in this project. If you have not received a quilt square yet, you may pick one up at our office (or call to have one mailed). The squares can be decorated using cross-stitch, embroidery, fabric paints, transferred photographs of the deceased, or whatever method you prefer. Your square(s) may include your loved one's name, life dates, hobbies, a poem, or whatever meaningful information you wish to add. The quilts are on display at the hospice office and you are welcome to view them at any time.

Once your square is complete, we will sew it into a large quilt with the squares of other families. The quilt will be displayed at memorial services and other HoNCO functions. We also ask that you write a page for our memory book, which will accompany the quilt and tell us more about your loved one. Many families include an explanation of what different articles on their square mean (Joe was an avid golfer!). The quilt is a lasting tribute to the memory of your loved one and making your square can be therapeutic.