Memorial Quilt

Aims of the Memorial Quilt

The Memorial Quilt  remembers those who have died from work-related causes. The Quilt also draws public attention to the need for improved workplace health and safety.

Any person bereaved by a work-related death can contribute a remembrance square. Each square is a space telling of the love shared between the contributor and the person who has died.

The Quilt is exhibited each year at the Creative Ministries Network’s Annual Remembrance Service in December and at other suitable public commemoration events. The Quilt is also displayed at occasions that promote improved workplace health and safety.  In 2012 it was displayed at the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill’s Shorten’s office in Canberra.

All types of work-related deaths are represented including  traumatic incidents, occupational diseases like exposure to toxic substances, and stress-related deaths such as including stroke, heart attack and suicide.

Memorial Quilt in Bill Shorten’s office


How to make a square for the Memorial Quilt

Each square for the quilt needs to be 21cm x 21cm (8 inches X 8 inches).

The design on the square is your own work. It can be computerized or hand decorated. The focus is your remembrance of the person who has died. For example, your square may depict a hobby they enjoyed, an aspect of their personality, or a feature of their work that was important to them. Creative Ministries Network reserves the right to decline contributions that are contrary to the aims of the Memorial Quilt Project.

You are welcome to discuss your ideas with Bette , Coordinator Workplace and Family Grief Support.

(03) 9827 8322