The Remembrance Quilt
Every year, approximately 570,000 people die from substance use disorders in the United States. To help their loved ones cope with their loss, DMHAS is working with organizations throughout the state to make a series of Remembrance Quilts in memory of those we have lost to addiction. The quilts will be displayed across the state—at schools, community forums and other events—to help raise awareness about addiction and resources available to help promote recovery. Family, friends and loved ones are encouraged to create a square as a tribute to their loved one to be added to the Remembrance Quilt.
You don’t have to be an artist or sewing
expert to create a moving personal tribute remembering a life lost to substance
use disorder, but you do have to make a square in order to add a name to The
Remembrance Quilt. It’s not as complicated as many people think, though. It
doesn’t matter if you use paint or fine needlework, iron-on transfers or
hand-made appliques, or even spray paint on a sheet; any remembrance is
You may choose to create a square privately
as a personal memorial or you may choose to follow the traditions of
old-fashioned quilting bees by including friends, family, and co-workers. That
choice, like virtually everything else involved in making a square, is
completely up to you.
If you or someone you know wants help for a substance use disorder, please call 1-800-563-4086 at any time, day or night. Recovery is possible and help is available.
Scheduled Quilting Events
More events coming! Please check back!
Submitting a Square for The
Once a square is completed, there are several
ways to submit it to DMHAS, so that it becomes a part of The Remembrance Quilt.
You can attend one of DMHAS’s quilting events, mail your square to DMHAS or
bring the square to a local Regional Action Council (RAC)
For instructions on creating your square, click here.
334 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062
matter how you decide to turn in a new square, please be sure to print out the
square maker information form, fill it out and include it with the square.
Remembrance Quilt Launch