Something Cool: The AIDS Memorial Quilt

I heard on NPR this morning that Microsoft has posted a picture of the AIDS Memorial Quilt online. This is amazing because of the size of the quilt. You can look at it in its entirety, or zoom in to individual panels. Check it out here.

A panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, dedicated to Roger Jahnke, former President of the Ann Arbor Jaycees.

In case you don’t know, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was begun in 1985, to memorialize and celebrate those people who have died from AIDS.  The quilt is also constantly being added to, and right now, it weighs an estimated 54 tons. Anyone can add to the quilt, donating a 3′ x 6′ decorated panel.  If you are interested in donating, or even just learning more about the quilt, you can check it out at the NAME Project Foundation website.

 

 

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