Last week I exhibited my memorial quilts at the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Conference in San Antonio. It was a completely new experience for me to be sharing my work in this capacity. My audience consisted of a varied group of professionals working in the field of death, dying, and bereavement – an audience that was immediately receptive to the idea of memorial quilts. I asked them as many questions about their work as they did mine, filling the time with a lively exchange of information. Read more >
The wonderful women, Eleanor and Litsa, who host the online grief forum What’s Your Grief.com interviewed me about my memorial quilts. They posed some really thoughtful questions that really got to the heart of why I do this work. Click here to read their blog post.
“I had wanted Lori to make a memorial quilt for years. My mother was in possession of a box of my father’s shirts she had erringly convinced herself were all “taupe”. It was a pleasure to turn over the garments to someone who truly cherishes and understands textiles. I was a recipient of sometimes daily emails and photos that tracked her progress and included me in details of the work. These emails and photos were so compelling that I ended up forwarding them to many relatives, and we all enjoyed watching the quilt come together through the ether. The quilt now lives on my bed, and just the other day as I lay awake in the dark, I was feeling the different textures of the fabrics side by side and realizing there was still more to explore about my beautiful quilt even with my eyes closed.” – Amanda (Lewis’ daughter) Read more >