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Threads of Love Quilt

The "Threads of Love" memorial quilt was initiated in 2000 by Gift of Life Donor Program and its donor family volunteer group Hearts of Gold to honor and remember all those who have given the gift of life.

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Gift of Life’s Threads of Love Memorial Quilt on Display

The “Threads of Love” Memorial Quilts are a very special way for families to honor their loved ones.  Families are encouraged to create a quilt square in memory of their loved one to become a part of our growing number of quilts.  Quilt pinning ceremonies are incorporated into the Life and Legacy Celebrations. These quilts are not only a beautiful and artistic legacy, but they are also used for educational purposes and displayed in public venues throughout the region and on our website.

Explore the quilts to view the quilt squares designed and crafted by the loved ones of those who died and gave the gift of life. The actual quilts are also available for display at events, schools, hospitals, museums, libraries, and houses of worship throughout the region to promote organ and tissue donor awareness.

Threads of Love Quilt Instructions

Your love and attribution are all that are required to create a quilt square for your loved one. You don’t need to be artistic or even know how to sew to contribute a panel for the quilt. You can make your square as plain and simple, or as decorated and ornate, as you choose.

This video is meant to guide you through the process of creating a quilt square and answer any questions you may have about making the square.  If you have any further questions, please contact Family Support Services at 1-800-DONORS-1.

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