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Lifekeeper Memory Quilts

Each Lifekeeper Memory Quilt is made of squares created by suicide loss survivors in memory of loved ones. The quilts serve as memories of loved ones lost to suicide, and each time quilts are displayed, they help increase public awareness of suicide.

About the Lifekeeper Memory Quilts

Each square in the quilt tells the story of someone who took their life. The squares are lovingly stitched together, and the quilts are publically displayed at local and national events to remind us that no survivor of suicide loss stands alone.

You don’t need to have sewing or other special skills to make a quilt square. To learn more, volunteer, or submit a square, contact the Lifekeeper Memory Quilt Organizer nearest you or reach out to your local chapter.

In addition to the Lifekeeper Memory Quilt, loss survivors can also make quilt squares digitally. The Digital Memory Quilt is an online space where suicide loss survivors everywhere can honor their loved ones by using photos and stories that serve as squares in our virtual quilt.

If you are interested in becoming a Quilt Organizer please download and read our Informational Packet for Quilt Organizers and contact to find out how to become an organizer for your local area.

US Memory Quilt organizers

Alabama Elaine Cole
(571) 275-4785,
Area Served: Birmingham
California Barbara Chiesa
(209) 918-4599,
Area Served: Modesto/Stanislaus County
Bobbi Rich
Area Served: Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Colorado Cambrey Cammon
(303) 888-9846,
Area Served: Colorado
Connecticut Heather Eng
(860) 343-8492,
Area Served: Middlesex County and Hartford County
District of Columbia Mary Anne Burke
Area Served: Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia
Florida Marie Dudek
(352) 978-6081,
Area Served: OrlandoArea/Central Florida including the counties of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia
Ann Simanoff
(904) 821-0070,
Area Served: Jacksonvillearea
Mary Jean Coleman
(727) 378-4894,
Area Served: Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties
Georgia Diane Gillen
(770) 516-1382,
Area Served: Georgia
  Kaitlyn Dudzinski
Area Served: Georgia
Hawaii Pua Kaninau-Santos
(808) 271-8582,
Area Served: Hawaii
Indiana Dr. Sherri Wynn
(317) 690-1353,
Area Served: Indiana
Janet Schnell
(812) 630-6779,
Area Served: Indiana
Maine Christine Hensley
(207) 625-3291,
Area Served: Maine
Maryland Sara Tagget
(443) 745-0862,
Area Served: Maryland
Lashanta Ackley
(781) 983-3563,
Area Served: Northern Massachusetts
Jennifer Lynch-Serrano
(413) 682-4205,
Area Served: Western Massachusetts
Mississippi Betty Reid
(601) 297-1841,
Area Served: Hattiesburg
Missouri Phyllis Blackwelder
(636) 395-3100,
Area Served: Eastern Missouri area
Montana Mare Sanford
(406) 260-3768,
Area Served: Western Montana
Nebraska Cindi Horning
(531) 389-4481,
Area Served: Omaha
New Hampshire Kelly Derrico
(603) 464-3363,
Area Served: New Hampshire
New Jersey Patricia Keenan
(732) 722-8586,
Area Served: Monmouth and Ocean County
New York Jeanette Dippo
(607) 836-6683,
Area Served: Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Cortland, Madison, Lewis, Herkimer, Cayuga, Jefferson, Tompkins
Sherri Allen
Area Served: Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie, Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties
Marie Moran
(914) 204-6935,
Area Served: Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Putnam Counties, Westchester County
Kim Buchanan
(518) 770-6567,
Area Served: New York Capital Region
North Carolina Blair Hedgecock
(336) 210-0715,
Area Served: North Carolina
Ohio Brigitte Boiano
(513) 477-1251,
Area Served: Southern Ohio
Sandra Manon
(419) 788-0347,
Area Served: Henry County, Northwest Ohio
Oklahoma Robin Hudson
(918) 289-3631,
Area Served: Oklahoma
Candace Wietelman
(405) 833-2068,
Area Served: Oklahoma
Pennsylvania Sharon Curran
(267) 893-5500,
Area Served: Philadelphia and surrounding counties
Jenna Pilkington
(484) 318-5910,
Area Served: Montgomery and Chester counties
South Carolina Dana Crocker
(843) 761-1007,
Area Served: Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties
South Dakota Carolyn Giessinger
(605) 949-0045,
Area Served: South Dakota
Texas Emily Ashton
(903) 312-0312,
Area Served: Tyler/East Texas
Darleen Cameron
(512) 925-7129,
Area Served: Central Texas
Lynda Arnold
(281) 796-0162,
Area Served: Harris, Montgomery, and surrounding counties
Utah Kimberly Vera
(801) 473-6656,
Area Served: Utah
Vermont Mary Butler
(802) 744-6284,
Area Served: Vermont
Washington (206) 459-7617
Area Served: Washington
West Virginia Amy Christian
(304) 237-5747,
Area Served: West Virginia
Wyoming Trena Anastasia
(970) 690-7797,
Area Served: States of Wyoming and Colorado

International Memory Quilt organizers

Brazil Karen Scavacini
+5511 50843568,
Area Served: Brazil
Canada Robyn Greene
(506) 331-5361,
Area Served: New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Fran Morrison
(902) 565-7976,
Area Served: Nova Scotia
Costa Rica Vivian Thomas
506 22 67 6991,
Area Served: Costa Rica

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