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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.

Individual Submissions

Click here to view instructions for creating a square, and the registration form: Design Criteria & Registration Form (printable PDF). Squares for the 2022 quilt are due on March 12, 2022. Any squares received after that date will be saved for the 2023 quilt. If you don't sew, please see the information about workshops below, or contact Maria at to discuss options for making your quilt square.

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:

  • a 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
  • a 250-word or less personal history of the individual being honored or remembered
  • photograph of honoree (optional, but encouraged).



 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 who may be able to provide ideas, support, and assistance.


The registration form may be emailed to:

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

Questions?: Please call Maria at 503-418-4035.


Please view our Volunteer Events & Opportunities Calendar for quilt workshops. Additionally, you can check out our guide on how to make a quilt square. Workshops are coordinated statewide by Lions VisionGift, Community Tissue Services, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, 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.