Donor Family Quilt Project
Rocky Mountain Threads of Life
The Rocky Mountain Threads of Life quilts commemorate individuals who have given the gift of life. These quilts are made by families of organ and tissue donors to honor their loved ones and inspire the public. The fabric quilt squares are professionally sewn together by dedicated volunteers to form a beautiful, memorable tribute. The quilts are displayed at special community outreach events throughout Colorado and Wyoming to celebrate those who gave the gift of life and to share the stories of our donor heroes.
To contribute a quilt square in honor of your loved one, check out our Quilt Square Guidelines video below, and download a template and release form.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t sew and I’m not crafty – can I still make a quilt square?
Absolutely! You do not need to be an experienced quilter to contribute to this project. You can use any fabric cut into an 8-inch square, even a favorite T-shirt or other piece of clothing. Or you can head to the craft store and choose a fabric that reminds you of your loved one. You can decorate with fabric markers, puffy paint, etc. (Paper squares, and squares made with tape and glue, are not durable and cannot be accepted.) For ideas and inspiration, view completed quilts to see what other families have made and to download a template and release form.
Is there a time limit to submit a quilt square?
There is no time limit! Whenever your quilt square is complete, send it to us (along with a release form).
Can I see my quilt square after it’s been submitted?
Yes! When we receive your quilt square and release form, you will be able to view it on our website. Once we receive enough squares for an entire quilt, we will have our volunteer quilters from Rocky Mountain Threads of Life sew the squares into a beautiful quilt.