Even though the NAMES Project displays the AIDS Memorial Quilt as a form of activism—or craftivism—the quilt’s power is in the stories of individuals, lovers, and families affected by AIDS. Loved ones often incorporate items of the deceased’s clothing, other visual and textual references to their talents, personalities, and significant relationships, and expressions of the survivors’ love and grief. Image used under Creative Commons license

Quilt in the Capital / AIDS Memorial Quilt
Elvert Barnes Photography
Exhibited in
Washington DC
United States