History of the Quilt

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. Thus became the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Today the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. This is the story of how the Quilt began…

FHCB is creating a “faux quilt” in commemoration of our dedication, devotion and commitment to serve our community of infected, affected and impacted. What will your “quilt square” say….

Please see Rennisse, ext.# 11231, Bernard or Jessie ext. #11208 for more information and to get your  faux “QUILT SQUARE”.

National Black HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day
2/7/2017

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