Sleeping under a quilt made from the clothes of your lost one or wrapping it around you can be very helpful in the painful process of grieving.
Bed-sized bereavement quilt for Cheryl made from her husband’s shirts
Honoring the outstanding achievements of your loved one can help with the sorrow of loss.
Bereavement quilt made from daughter’s chef outfits
Or it can help to simply celebrating the life of the loved one you lost and honor those precioius memories.
Bereavement wall hanging celebrating Beth and David’s honeymoon trip
I make custom bereavement quilts for people who want their own personal quilt displaying the clothes of their loved one, something that honors their loved one, helps them remember the good times, and both comforts and warms them.
Bereavement quilt made for brother out of mother’s clothes
Or you can have me make one for someone who needs one – a family member such as a brother (see above). Or a friend (see below)
Bereavement quilt for a little one, commissioned by a friend of the family
People send me those precious clothes.
Clothes sent to me for bereavement quilt
And I often made a software mockup, such as the one below, of a pattern they might like.
Mockup of Magz bereavement quilt
And sometimes it turns into a quilt, like the one below.
Magz bereavement quilt made from her husband’s Hawaiian shirts
You can’t buy this quilt online or in a store because it is made from the clothes you provide and instructions you give me.
Personalized label on Eli’s quilt made from his grandmother’s clothes
Your quilt is made in my home from design all the way through construction to finally adding a personalized label using your words. You can also choose your own backing.
Cathy’s quilt on longarm re
I quilt it on my longarm machine and I do all the work myself. Call Rosie today at 360-726-1405 and let’s get started.
Custom Bereavement Quilts
Below are some of the custom bereavement quilts I’ve made. Interested in learning more about a particular quilt? Click on Stories which appears below some of the quilts.
Customers often leave the design entirely up to me, while others collaborate. A few know exactly what they want and guide me through the process so that they get exactly what they want.
The Dancing Lady Quilt
I chose the picture of this quilt to illustrate my website because it embodies the spirit of my work. Losing a loved one is terrible but having a quilt made from their clothes helps.
Dancing Lady Bereavement Quilt
If you’d like to know more about how I made this quilt, click on Stories to read about it.
All my bereavement quilts are custom designed according to your needs and instructions. This customer was the daughter who grieved her mother and wanted a motif of dancing in her quilt. I chose the image of a dancing lady soaring in the sky with a setting sun in the background. As Gloria had to her family, this lady embodies the feeling of hope and spirit. Her daughter told me she loved to dance.
Honoring a Husband, Father and Brother – Quilts for all the Family
Below are four bereavement quilts using Ed’s collection of lovely Hawaiian shirts, one for his wife Meg, one for his daughter Michelle, one for his daughter Sonja, and one for his brother Dave. There were twenty shirts in all, most of them Hawaiian shirts.
Bereavement quilt using husband’s Hawaiian shirts, made for his wife Meg
Bereavement quilt using father’s Hawaiian shirts, made for his daughter Michelle
Bereavement quilt using father’s Hawaiian shirts, made for his daughter Sonja
Bereavement quilt using brother’s Hawaiian shirts, made for his brother Ed
Memorializing a Mother
Bereavement quilt memorializing a mother
Ariana’s mother loved to sew. When she contacted me she said she didn’t know what to do with all the extra fabric her mother had collected. She asked if she could send them to me along with her mother’s clothes and I could use what I needed. The resulting quilt is above, my first attempt at a 3D effect. Ariana loves it and all three of her aunt’s think her mother would love it as well! For more about how I made this quilt, see Stories.
A Surfer Girl Bereavement Quilt
Unique Bereavement Quilt for daughter – a surfer girl made from father’s golf shirts quilt
Alice loved to surf and wanted a quilt memorializing her father. She sent me his many golf shirts from which I made the “Surfer Girl” wall hanging shown above. To learn more about this unique wall hanging click on Stories.
A Lone Star Quilt