The Lifekeeper Memory
Quilts project was founded by Sandy Martin from Georgia after the death of
her only son by suicide.
quilts are used throughout the year for the purpose of promoting public
awareness about the incidence of suicide. They are displayed each year at
the SPAN USA national event in Washington, D.C., at fund-raising events,
survivor conferences, and will be displayed on March 26th for the
Day at the Capitol.
statistics for suicide are alarming, and if we are able to relate a face to
those numbers, the number would become exactly what it is – a tragic loss of
human life. The quilts carry the message that suicide can happen to any of
us, in any family, at any time. Through the use of the Lifekeeper Memory
Quilts we will promote awareness, education and prevention of suicide. We
will continue to make the quilts as long as they are needed, hopefully
reducing the incidence of suicide.
put this into perspective:
for the state of Florida alone, we would need to make more than one
hundred (100) quilts per year to include the reported suicides.
intent of the quilts is not to memorialize or glamorize suicide, but to
give memory to the value and dignity of the life of our loved one that
has been lost to suicide.
you are interested in including your loved one on a Lifekeeper memory quilt,
please contact Laura Meyer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-736-2446.
include a block on the quilt please send a favorite picture of your loved
one, their name, birth and death date, any artwork, poem, personal message,
etc. that you would like included. The average block size is 12 x 12”,
picture size should be at least 4x6” or larger, color or black and white.
The picture will be copied and returned to you intact. The suggested
donation for making the block is $25.