The New Milford Public Library is displaying a panel of "Loving Squares" this month.

The quilt is sponsored by LifeChoice Donor Services, the organ procurement organization serving counties in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Each square on the quilt was hand-stitched by local families to commemorate the lives of their loved ones who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

In 2002, LifeChoice started the local quilt to offer families a meaningful way to memorialize their loved ones.

The last stitch on the quilt will remain open, as the quilt will never be finished.

On the quilt, there are lyrics to songs, birth and death dates, photographs, drawings, and remnants of a wedding dress, all held together to share an important message with the community--that one decision can save lives.

For more information about registering as an organ and tissue donor, visit