The Quilt is a memorial to those who have died of HIV related illnesses. The Quilt consists of 3 feet by 6 feet panels which are joined together in groups of eight to form 12 feet by 12 feet blocks. Each fabric panel is lovingly created by family, friends, partners or co-workers and is as unique as the person it remembers and those who created it. Panels are created by an individual or a group and may be elaborate or simple, ornate or plain, often carrying the details of the person’s life.
A full searchable database of all the quilt panels is available as well as the history of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt is available at aidsquilt.org.nz