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Quilting a Journey Quilt for our Residents

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The Homestead At Maplewood-Volunteers of America

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We are look for volunteers that know how to Quilt and would be willing to quilt a Journey Quilt for our two facilities.

At our campus, we have begun to use the "Journey Quilt". As a resident is actively dying, the staff go out of their way to give caring attention to them and to their loved ones. When the resident has died, we lovingly care for the body and prayer with the family. When it is time for the mortuary to receive the body, we assist in the transferring to the transport carrier, cover the body with the Journey Quilt, and begin the journey out of the house, out of the home that they have known. Family members are invited to be a part of the journey and we travel together to the hearse. Before the residents body is placed in the hearse, a staff member will pray and invite family members to share if they wish. The Journey quilt is removed and the body is received into the van. After the family and staff leave, the mortuary staff will then close the door and leave.

Not only does the journey quilt help the family, it helps the staff put a more sacred, more respectful closure to the care and service they provided for the residents and family members.

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About The Homestead At Maplewood-Volunteers of America


1890 Sherren Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109, US

Mission Statement

Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. Vounteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and crates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others. Volunteers of America measures its success in positive change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.


The Homestead At Maplewood is a Non-Profit Assisted Living Development that serves many elderly men and women.

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1890 Sherren AveMaplewood, MN 55109



  • Quilting
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support





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