Legacy Quilt Information


Last day to send quilt square to be included in the 2022 Legacy Quilt is August 19th!


Celebrate your loved one and other donor heroes by creating a square to honor them in our next quilt.

Please note we cannot complete a quilt until we have received at least 12 donor squares – there’s no time like the present to get started!

An Invitation to Participate in our
Donor Family Legacy Quilts

Dedicated to the legacy of eye donors, Southern Eye Bank’s donor family quilts commemorate those who shared the gift of sight with others.

legacy quilt square templateDonor families are invited to create a 9″ x 9″ quilt square in memory of their loved one. The design should be contained within an 8″ x 8″ space, allowing a seam to sew the square into the quilt. Use fabric paints, markers, thread and/or fabric patches to make your square. You may wish to include a photo of your loved one, their name, date of birth and/or date of death. Do not finish the square with quilting or backing since our volunteer will perform this step.

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We are always creating new quilts and quilt squares are accepted year-round. Once you have completed the square, you may send it by registered mail to our office or bring it with you to our annual Gift of Sight Celebration. The event gathers donor families and corneal transplant recipients to honor our donors.

Please send your square by registered mail to:
Southern Eye Bank
2701 Kingman Street, Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70006