AIDS Memorial Quilt

By: Summer Knowles
By: Summer Knowles

November 29, 2005

It's the largest ongoing community arts project in the world and the University of Virginia is taking part in it.

UVA is hosting six blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as part of world aids week.

The AIDS quilt is used as a tool to promote messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.

Each panel on the quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to aids.

"For a lot of people I'd imagine that it would give them a sense of closure over their lost ones, and how it is just a good thing that they are actually finally paying a little homage to their loved ones that they've lost," said UVA Student Ben Ross.

The quilt will be available for public viewing again in Newcomb hall Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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