New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

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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 as well as the history of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt is available at

Messages of support and personal stories remembering those who have been lost and looking towards the future