The AIDS Quilt.

I was thinking about the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the NAMES Project and wondered what the status of the project was/is, if people were still actively adding panels, and if the quilt was to be going on tour anytime soon.

Below, a detail:

When I visited the project’s website, however, I didn’t see much in the way of active updates. Does anyone know more? I can do more searching of course, but I’d love to hear from anyone who knows more about the world’s largest quilt.

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2 thoughts on “The AIDS Quilt.

  1. As a quilter of forty years, and a gay man, I would love to volunteer to make panels for those family members who need them. But, I too can’t find any information.

  2. I did a little digging on the site and came up with a .pdf of displays that says it was updated on the 9th of this month. Link:

    Much like the “Eyes Wide Open” project, which displayed a pair of boots to represent each soldier killed in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, the project became so large and unwieldy that it was broken into smaller state and regional displays. I doubt the complete quilt will ever be able to be displayed completely again.

    Love the site and your QNN videos!