Being from San Francisco and living through seeing how the 80’s destroyed so many through AIDS, this is close to my heart. Just think how beautiful it is AND that each little square represents not just 1 person that died but all of the people that loved them to make their quilt. It is moving and beautiful and real. Lets think as well as look when viewing this!
This past week, the National Mall in Washington DC hosted 48,000 panels of quilt blankets covering 29 acres of land for the AIDS Memorial Quilt project started by the NAMES Project Foundation. With over 50 locations around the DC area, these breathtaking quilts are composed of eight 3′ x 6′ panels (the dimension represents the size of a human grave) sewed together to form a a 12′ x 12′ block.