Daisy/Dignity Quilts in Norris Point

A small number of ladies, representing the group, of the Parish of Bonne Bay North Prayer Quilt Group. Left to right: Gail Kennedy-Sparkes, Shirley Dominie, Cavell Bugden, Irene Stagg, Edith Critch, Doris Pittman, Linda Parsons, Cynthia Hiscock, Lorna Pope, and Dale Decker
A small number of ladies, representing the group, of the Parish of Bonne Bay North Prayer Quilt Group. Left to right: Gail Kennedy-Sparkes, Shirley Dominie, Cavell Bugden, Irene Stagg, Edith Critch, Doris Pittman, Linda Parsons, Cynthia Hiscock, Lorna Pope, and Dale Decker
By on September 1, 2021
Photography: 
Dale Decker
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One side of the Daisy/Dignity quilt completed in blues with daisies appliquéd and stitched around perimeter with a fine herringbone stitch (completed by Doris Pittman). Left to right: Gail Kennedy-Sparkes, Doris Pittman, and Linda Parsons
One side of the Daisy/Dignity quilt completed in blues with daisies appliquéd and stitched around perimeter with a fine herringbone stitch (completed by Doris Pittman).
Left to right: Gail Kennedy-Sparkes, Doris Pittman, and Linda Parsons

The Parish of Bonne Bay North Prayer Quilt Group was approached by Karen Hynes, Nurse and Patient Care Co-ordinator at the Bonne Bay Health Centre in Norrris Point, to make a Daisy/Dignity quilt for the Health Centre. 

The Daisy/Dignity quilt is placed over a deceased person’s remains as they are taken from their hospital room to the hearse on a gurney. With a beautiful quilt (such as the one pictured here) draped over a loved ones remains as they are rolled through the corridors of the hospital to the hearse, the hospital has a way to ensure dignity even in death. The Daisy/Dignity quilts are approximately 56” x 102” to allow them to fall nicely over the remains and the gurney.

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