Julie Rhoad, Executive Director of the NAMES Project Foundation, said in 2012, “The quilt challenges us to recognize that we are all connected and responsible for each other. It makes all the stories ours.”  For display, AIDS Memorial Quilt volunteers sew eight panels together into a 12’ x 12’ unit. The joined panels emphasize the NAMES Project’s message that AIDS affects families, communities, and the nation, not just individuals. Image Courtesy of The NAMES Project Foundation

AIDS Memorial Quilt panel
The NAMES Project Foundation