Submit a Quilt Square

Now Accepting Squares 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.

Individual Submissions

Click here to view instructions for creating a square, and the registration form: Design Criteria & Registration Form (printable PDF). The final deadline for quilt squares is April 2nd, 2021. Squares received after this date may be deferred to the following year's quilt. If you don't sew, please see information about workshops below, or contact Sarah 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).

The registration form may be emailed to:

The deadline to submit a quilt square is April 2nd, 2021.

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 which will be scheduled soon.  Additionally, you can check out our guide on how to make a quilt square. These workshops are coordinated statewide by Lions Vision Gift, 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.