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Hospice quilt helps memorialize lost loved ones

September 21, 2007

Tifton -- Family members at Tift Regional Hospice were able to memorialize their loved ones in a quilt.

Sixty-four nine by nine squares were sewn together for the project.

The quilt helped the Hospice of Tift Area Support Group members reflect and heal from their losses.

Many contributors took months to complete their square, but in the end sewing it proved to be very therapeutic.

"You have some traditional squares, some non-traditional. You have some that are just an explosion of creativity. And you get that whole continuum and every square literally tells about that persons life through all the symbolism," said Hospice Social Worker, Greg Senters. 

In October the quilt will travel throughout Southwest Georgia.

The quilt will make its way to the eight area Hospice centers in the district.

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