An average kidney transplant lasts between 10-15 years. The kidney Ken received from his mother has lasted over 45 years -- still going strong and looking forward to the future.
Submit a Quilt Square
Submissions Now Closed for 2021 Quilt
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.
Click here to view instructions for creating a square, and the registration form: Design Criteria & Registration Form (printable PDF). Squares for the 2021 quilt were due on April 2nd, 2021. Any squares received after that date will be saved for the 2022 quilt. If you don't sew, please see information about workshops below, or contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
The registration form may be emailed to: email@example.com
The deadline to submit a quilt square for the 2022 quilt will be announced later firstname.lastname@example.org year; typically squares are due in early Spring.
Mail quilt squares to:
Donate Life Northwest
PO. Box 532
Portland, OR 97207
Questions?: Please call Sarah Salter at 503-494-7888.
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.