Legacy Quilt Information


Celebrate your loved one and other donor heroes by creating a square to honor them in our next quilt. The deadline for squares for the 2020 quilt is December 16, 2019.

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! For inspiration, visit the Southern Eye Bank Instagram for examples of past squares; and visit the Southern Eye Bank Pinterest page for tips on sewing, creating fabric transfers, printing on fabric, and more!

To date we have received squares from 1 family.

An Invitation to Participate
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.

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