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Thread: Berevement Quilt

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    Recently, there was an article related to a group who make quilts to place on the top of the body bag when one has passed in a nursing home, independent living facility, etc. Does anyone has that link?

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    Is the quilt then buried with the body? Carolyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired RN
    Is the quilt then buried with the body? Carolyn
    I am not sure. I assume it is passed on to a family member.

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    Aldajohn, I just tried to find it and didnít have any luck but remember seeing it Ė I think this past week.

    Retired RN, she made the quilts to cover the bodies of people who had passed at nursing homes or maybe it was assisted living facilities as the bodies were taken out. The residents who live there stare as the body is being taken out so the pretty quilts look nicer than a sheet. Iím not sure but think the quilts then go to the family to let them know that somebody cares about their loved one who passed away Ė but could be wrong about this part.

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    My guild made some for the local hospice. Not sure of the size but the quilts stay at the hospice and are used when bodies leave the hospice. It's better then a body bag to see for the patients

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldajohn
    Recently, there was an article related to a group who make quilts to place on the top of the body bag when one has passed in a nursing home, independent living facility, etc. Does anyone has that link?
    I did a search on here and this is what I came up with. These are sheets that placed over the bodies. Hope this helps you.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-110542-1.htm

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-121684-1.htm
    I think this is the one you are looking for. It really touched my heart. I cried when I read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Happy
    Aldajohn, I just tried to find it and didnít have any luck but remember seeing it Ė I think this past week.

    Retired RN, she made the quilts to cover the bodies of people who had passed at nursing homes or maybe it was assisted living facilities as the bodies were taken out. The residents who live there stare as the body is being taken out so the pretty quilts look nicer than a sheet. Iím not sure but think the quilts then go to the family to let them know that somebody cares about their loved one who passed away Ė but could be wrong about this part.
    I think it was in the Introduce Yourself section, but there are too many for me to find it.

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