The 35th Anniversary of The AIDS Memorial Quilt
The AIDS Memorial Quilt marked its 35th anniversary with its largest display ever in San Francisco in Golden Gate Park. This was also the largest version of the quilt on view anywhere within the last decade. Take a look and learn the history of one of the most important quilts to have been made, and "considered the largest community arts project in the world, has more than 50,000 individually sewn panels with more than 110,000 names."
From ABC 7 News:
"SAN FRANCISCO -- The National AIDS Memorial marked the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with a historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park.
"This is actually the largest display of the AIDS Quilt ever in San Francisco and the largest display anywhere in the last decade," General Manager of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Phil Ginsburg said. "Each panel is uniquely made in honor of a precious life lost to AIDS. There is so much love in each of these panels."
Today, the Quilt, considered the largest community arts project in the world, has more than 50,000 individually sewn panels with more than 110,000 names."