Share Your Story
The quilt is made up of individually designed blocks; each one devoted to a woman in the U.S. who has died of pregnancy-related causes since 1982. One quilt block is designed and dedicated to each mother's memory and may mention the date and place of death and the name of the woman. The Safe Motherhood Quilt is the voice for women who can no longer speak for themselves.
To be honored and remembered on The Safe Motherhood Quilt:
* The woman died as a result of a complication of pregnancy or birth.
* The woman's death occurred since 1982.
* The woman died within a calendar year after the end of her pregnancy (documented by an obituary, death certificate, or relative's account).
Quilt pieces should measure 16 inches horizontally by 12 inches vertically. The creative use of special details (bangles, sequins, etc.) is encouraged. Please leave a seam margin of at least one inch on all sides of the quilt block.
If you know of any woman whose death fits the particulars of the protocol, please contact Ina May Gaskin at the address below. If you would like to remember someone by contributing a quilt block, please download the information form (PDF) and send it to us along with the quilt block and other documentation material.
Please note that we have volunteers who will help create quilt pieces for those who would like to provide fabric and/or information. The Virtual Quilt project aims to put a face and a story on every quilt piece.
For More Information
The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project
149 Apple Orchard Lane
Summertown, TN 38483