Hospice remembrance quilt unveiled in northwest Wisconsin

December 01, 2015

2014 Hospice remembrance quilt

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A remembrance quilt honoring Mayo Clinic Health System hospice patients will be on display over the next year in northwest Wisconsin.

Since 1993, the names of deceased loved ones have been stitched onto Mayo Clinic Health System’s hospice remembrance quilt. Each year, a new quilt is made that contains the names of people who chose to live the remainder of their days with the support of hospice.

The 2014 quilt represents 480 patients and families touched by hospice services. The quilt was created by Kathy Schmiedeskamp and Sandra Peterson, both of Home Health & Hospice, and completed by Jan Zutter of Chippewa Falls.

The hospice quilt will travel to these Mayo Clinic Health System sites:

  • January: Eau Claire, 1400 Bellinger St.
  • February: Osseo, 13025 Eighth St. 
  • March: Mondovi, 202 Memorial Drive
  • April: Community display – Eau Claire, L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St. 
  • May: Chippewa Falls, 611 First St.
  • June: Bloomer, 1501 Thompson St.
  • July: Barron, 1222 E. Woodland Ave.
  • August: Rice Lake, 331 S. Main St.
  • September: Chetek, 220 Douglas St.
  • October: Menomonie, 2321 Stout Road
  • November and December: Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St, third floor, Wishart Building

Home Health & Hospice provides care and support to homebound patients and to terminally ill patients and their families in 11 counties throughout northwest Wisconsin. For more information, call 1-800-236-8408 (toll-free).

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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Kristin Everett
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