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Submit a Quilt Square

Donate Life Northwest invites community members including donor families, living donors, recipients, and transplant candidates to participate in creating our next Threads of Life quilt.


Workshops are coordinated statewide by VisionGift, Community Tissue Services, Cascade Life Alliance, and Donate Life Northwest. These workshops are an opportunity for those with no quilting experience to gain guidance in creating their square, as well as to meet our community of volunteers. 

You may mail quilt squares to us for use in future quilts at PO Box 532, Portland, OR 97207. 

If you can't make a workshop but still want to contribute a square, check out our guide on how to make a quilt square.

I don’t sew, and I am not crafty – can I still make a quilt square? 

Absolutely! You do not need to be an experienced quilter. We have Ambassadors who love to sew and may be able to provide ideas, support, and assistance. If you don't sew, contact us at  to discuss options for making your quilt square.


Individual Submissions

Click here to view instructions for creating a square and the registration form: Design Criteria & Registration Form (printable PDF).  

A scrapbook accompanies each quilt. Quilt square submitters must include a registration form with their square submission. This registration form ensures that we capture all the information needed to make the scrapbook, including:

  • Brief description of the square
  • Name of the quilt square designer
  • Full name of person(s) the square honors/remembers
  • Date and type of donation/transplant, if applicable
  • 250-word or less personal history of the individual being honored or remembered
  • Photograph of the honoree (optional but encouraged).


You can view our Volunteer Events & Opportunities Calendar for quilt workshops. Additionally, you can check out our guide on how to make a quilt square.

Mail quilt squares to:
Donate Life Northwest
PO. Box 532
Portland, OR 97207

The registration form may be emailed to:

Questions?: Please call us at 503-494-7888.