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Thread: Quilts instead of flowers at funeral home

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    I've been sitting here a while and reading and thinking all along, this would be what I would like too. What a wonderful tribute. If it isn't a real common practice, I would make it one. Thanks everyone for sharing thru the last year.

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    I think it is wonderful to do this. I planned on making a small quilt that is to cover me in the casket when I die and be buried with it. I know this may sound strange, but this is what I want to do.

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    When my FIL passed away, the USMC quilt I had made him was on display next to him.
    It was the first I had experienced something like that but thought it very unique and wonderful idea.
    Everyone recalled the day he received it (his 84th b-day) and how much he loved it! My MIL recently returned the quilt to me and it now hangs in my living room.

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    When my DH died lasT year, we draped his favorite quilt on the casket instead of flowers. Very impressive statement of how he supported my habit!

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    I attended a funeral where they had draped a quilt on the casket instead of the usual flowers. This lady had made quilts all her life, so it seemed very appropriate. Also, when a cousin of mine passed away there was a LARGE album with pictures of every quilt she had made. I always remember her perfect stitches

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    Caskets can be personalized with quilt inserts inside instead of the usual tufted satin linings. Bet it's expensive! I've loved reading all these replies- lots of great ideas. Thank You.

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    This is a great Idea for a celebration of their life.

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    When my best friend died, the family showed quilts Joan had made and a quilt that I had given her. DIL saw everyone admired the work and it was a beautiful tribute to her. Sadly, I could not attend the funeral, I live cross courntt, but my quilt was on display. Quilts were given to family members and DIL sent two quilts back that I had made for her. Told my family...no flowers please. Such a waste of money. Please display my quilts! {{{HUgs to Joan in heaven.}}}

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    I was moved to make Linus quilts when I went to an open casket funeral with the little five year old posed with a quilt in hand. The funeral program made mention of the Linus Project and the joy and comfort the quilt brought the child during life.

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    When a home economics teacher (you know how long ago that was when it was still a subject allowed in schools)died many students brought the wall quilts they made in her class to the church and displayed them.

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    What a great idea....So make a special quilt...and save it for when the need comes up....would that be the general idea

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    What a wonderful idea - !

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    Just like the military cover the coffin with the American flag, would it not be wonderful to have a beautiful handcrafted filled with love quilt over every quilters coffin.....

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    Before my hubby died a dear friend made a wall quilt for us with a lot of picturres with my hubby and his mini horses. I thought it was a wonderful tribute to him and we had it at the service and it now hangs on a wall in the family room.

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