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Old 08-27-2018, 04:02 AM
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Request for a gurney cover when body removed from nursing home. Any ideas as to size and pattern to use.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:46 AM
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How kind of you to make this quilt for them.
It is something that is appreciated, not only by the family of the deceased, but by the staff involved and the other residents of the home. It's a nice warm touch at a difficult time for all.

They may have very specific requirements.
It's best to speak with your contact at the nursing home.

Here are some of the discussions that we had when I made the one in the link below.

Gurney size of course, will dictate the sizing, which they can measure for you.
Plus, how much drape is safe, so as not to cause problems when moving the gurney.
What are they using now? ... measure that and adjust to their requests.
Religious connotations may or may not be important to them.
Discuss colour.
They may have specific colours or depths of colour that they want ... or not want!
Laundering requirements will affect your choice of fabrics, batting, etc.

If it is their first "Passage Quilt" they may want it to be generic and for all ages.
If it is not their first, they may wish one more male oriented, or female, or child etc.
One Hospice that I know has an assortment, and tries to match the quilt to the person.
Eg. flowers for a gardener, a farm or country type for a farmer (yes, they even have a tractor quilt!),
teddy bear for a child, etc.

Here's a Passage Quilt that I made for our local Hospice.

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Old 08-27-2018, 06:58 AM
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This is going to sound morbid but ...Check with your local funeral home. In our small town they are usually the ones that do the removals. If you don't want to do that let me know because I can get the measurements for you. My husband is a funeral director.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:18 AM
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The Cremation Society of America used these types of quilts. Perhaps contact them?
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for all the information. Will look into all
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:46 AM
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Thank you so much for your kindness in making these gurney quilts. Grieving families need compassion and any help we can give them is comforting to them.

I sew blocks for a charity that holds a block drive every 2 months & is similar to this except her quilts are actually given to the dying family member & then taken home by the family after the member has passed. These quilts are approx. 50" x 70". These are patients who have passed away in the hospital before they were able to use the beautiful benefits of Hospice. The hurting families are so very appreciative of this charity.
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My dad was just wrapped in a queen size quilt. My son tried to buy it for me, and they wouldn't sell it to him. Bless his heart. He just wanted me to have it because......
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:56 PM
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Red, white and blue quilts for deceased veterans are used at our local funeral home.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:54 AM
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This is such a timely posting. My quilt discussed this topic last evening. Our question was size. When I search "passage quilts" I find plenty of pictures and comments about grateful families but only two mentioned size 40 x60 and another 3 feet by 6 feet. My question is..............What size is the most useful?
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:39 AM
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I would use the 40 x 60 inch.
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