About the LifeQuilt
Young workers are more likely than other workers to be hurt or killed on the job – that’s what the statistics say. But the statistics can’t portray the stories of these young lives interrupted, or of the overwhelming grief and chaos left behind. In creating the LifeQuilt, designer Laurie Swim, the quilters and the families of the young workers tried to capture all of that. Their goal was not only to honour and remember their loved ones, but to prevent the same loss to other families.
Threads of Life thanks the many partners who came together to create and support the LifeQuilt, and the many families who shared their stories through the quilt.