As we all look forward to seeing panels of the Names project in late
November, Arrow thought that a quick refresher on the quilt could be
helpful. Some people may be unfamiliar withe NAMES Project and the quilt
which has been crafted with their guidance.
Before we are asked the question, "What is the quilt?" here is a glimpse:
#1 Since 1987 the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt has grown
from a neighborhood cause to an international symbol of awareness love
#2 The whole quilt is composed of over 26,000 individual
fabric panels, each measuring three feet by six feet. The quilt
memorializes hundreds of thousands of people who have died of AIDS in the
United States and around the World.
#3 Though each panel is created in sorrow, there is hope
sewn into each one - hope that those who view will be moved to act.
#4 Your support of the NAMES Project, AIDS service
organizations around the country and people living with HIV, is an
important step towards ending the epidemic and bring us closer to the day
when we can sew the last panel into the Quilt.
All kinds of people have made panels for the NAMES project AIDS
Memorial Quilt, in a variety of colors, fabrics and styles. You do not
have to be a professional artist or a sewing expert to create a moving
personal tribute. It doesn't matter if you use paint or fine needle work
: any remembrance is appropriate.
Arrow has printed material on the steps to create a quilt panel. Locally
please contact the Coral Life Foundation at 734 - 2437. For a copy of
the instructions, please contact Arrow at 734 - 4080 or you can also
contact the NAMES project Foundation at 310 Townsend Street, suite 310,
San Francisco, CA 94107. telephone (415) 882 - 5500 or fax at (415) 882
United Airlines Sponsors
Quilt for Washington DC
United Airlines has been named the official airline of the washington DC
display of the NAMES Project quilt to be displayed in the national
capitol from October 11 - 13.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected at the unfurling of the
quilt, which features 45,000 panels honoring the memory of people with
AIDS. The quilt will cover the equivalent of 15 city blocks and be
displayed over the National Mall.
United Airlines was first the major corporate gift in support of this
event, providing travel for the staff of NAMES project Foundation which
is the sponsoring group of Washington DC display, and discounted rates
for the many volunteers who donate their time and efforts during regional
Proceeds from events like the Walk - a - thon on September 21st will help
the coral Life Foundation to bring a quilt display to Guam in November.
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Last updated : Saturday, October 19, 1996
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