Patterns of Love

Lifeline of Ohio's Newest Donor Memorial Quilt

Donor families have the opportunity to make a quilt square in honor of their loved one for our Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial Quilts. The quilts are a symbol of comfort and hope as they travel throughout Ohio, inspiring all who see them. Each unique quilt square tells the story of a generous individual who gave the gifts of life and healing to others.

Patterns of Love Lifeline of Ohio recently unveiled our fifteenth Donor Memorial Quilt titled “Patterns of Love.” This quilt was a labor of love, and is made of 30 lovingly crafted squares that each share the story of the one who is never forgotten and who is always treasured. Each quilt square captures a glimpse into the donor’s life, personality and what was most cherished by them.
Ripple Effect This quilt was unveiled at the Donor Family Reception in October 2018 and honors 30 heroes of donation. 
Heroes of Healing Quilt Lifeline of Ohio’s thirteenth quilt, “Heroes of Healing,” features 20 heroes of donation.
The Power of One The Power of One quilt represents the power one organ donor has to potentially save eight and heal more than 75 lives through tissue donation.
Threads of Love Quilt The threads of love are never broken, weaving together the hearts of those who’ve been touched by these special people.
A Hero’s Legacy Quilt A hero lives on forever. These are the stories of a few of those heroes who gave the ultimate gift.

Create a quilt square

If your loved one was an organ, eye or tissue donor within the Lifeline of Ohio service area and you are interested in creating a quilt square in their memory, please use these ideas as a guide:

  • The quilt square can be as simple or complex as you wish—it’s your tribute to your loved one.
  • Please use any 12-inch square of material you would like. The completed square (embellished area) must measure 12 inches x 12 inches, with approximately ½-inch borders.
  • There are a variety of techniques to decorate a quilt square, including appliqué, cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, fabric paint, crayons, stenciling, photo transfers, pieces of clothing, school letters and sports emblems.
  • Using a variety of color makes your quilt square stand out. Be creative.
  • You are encouraged to include the name of your loved one and any significant dates, events, hobbies, accomplishments, nicknames, hometown, etc. on the quilt square.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Bereavement Coordinators.

Display a quilt

The Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial Quilts are available for public exhibits and events. Please contact us at 800-525-5667 or fill out the form below to arrange for a quilt display in your area.