The Quilt enables people bereaved by suicide to share their personal stories, tributes and photos. While the Lifekeeper Memory Quilt provides a medium to express personal grief, it is also a continuing visual reminder to every one of the many who are lost by suicide.
By putting a ‘face’ to suicide, the Quilt helps carry the message that preventing suicide is not just about lowering statistics; it is also about mothers, fathers, sons and daughters across our nation.
The Salvation Army website contains links to the Australian state and national quilts
A mixed method design was used to evaluate the Lifekeeper Memory Quilt Project. All 150 people who had participated in the Quilt Project were invited to complete a questionnaire to provide feedback on various aspects of the Quilt Project. After completing the questionnaire, participants were invited to participate in an interview to elaborate on their experiences.