Text on card: The International Display of the Entire NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt October 9-11, 1992
Inspired by the folk art traditions of quilting and sewing bees, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is an international symbol of the fight against AIDS. This 13 acre display contains 20,064 panels, each bearing the name of someone killed by AIDS.
In 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was started to memorialise Americans who died of AIDS. Portions of the quilt’s panels, hand sewn by family and friends of those lost to the disease, will be displayed throughout Washington, D.C., during the month of July. The AIDS quilt was created by an organization called The NAMES Project. More than 25 years after the quilt’s launch, it still receives new panels every day, each a small shrine to someone’s loved one taken by AIDS.
I'm awed by the size of the project and its efforts to bring the awareness of AIDS to the forefront. Such an inspiring way to document the lives of people taken away by AIDS....
"Reclining Mermaid" by Laura MacFarlane
Anna Maria Island, Florida
Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction here. Lori went to this island and bought this art card by a local artist.