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AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit
November 25 – December 2
Renassance Asheville Hotel
10:00 – 7:00 Monday - Saturday
10:00 – 5:00 Sunday

Come as a Group to see the Quilts: WNCAP is offering “age appropriate” HIV / AIDS Education sessions during the Exhibit: to schedule contact Michael.

See the Asheville Citizen Times article, AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to Asheville, and the photo gallery of the Quilt set-up taken on November 25.

WNCAP is very pleased to once again host a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt here in Asheville. This year we are bringing 20 blocks, 160 panels to be on display at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville. The panels have been requested by local WNC residents who have lost a loved one to AIDS. .

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a dynamic and special memorial. It travels the world telling the stories of lives lost too soon to a disease that is preventable, a tribute to those we have loved and lost. If you would like to create a panel in memory of a loved one, we’d like to help you. WNCAP is honored to help people who would like to sew a panel for the Quilt. We have volunteers who love to sew and creative people to help you design and create your panel. We meet once a month to help you move forward with your Quilting project. If you’d like to join our Quilting group, or if you’d like to consult with our team, please contact Chris.   more on making a quilt panel >>>

Download inserts for Church Bulletins, etc.  (two sided, print both sides, then cut in half) :      In English

"Messages to The Quilt" -  Here is a small sample of messages received in 2008 and 2009 in the "Messages to the Quilt" book.  The book is made available during the display for any who would like to share.

"In 1988, a lone panel was delivered quietly to the NAMES Project in Atlanta. Unlike any other panel among the tens of thousands of panels made at that time, this special panel arrived simply with a handwritten note that read: "I hope this quilt will find a permanent place and help mark the end of this devastating disease." The panel itself was stark in design, white letters on a black background, simply saying "The Last One."

In the decades since this panel was left on our doorstep, we have held on to it with hopeful anticipation that we would one day reach "The Last One." We unveiled this panel publicly for the first time on the National Mall during our opening ceremony Saturday. (It will remain on display until Wednesday.) We did so with heavy hearts, with hopeful hearts, but we still can't yet stitch it into the Quilt. Not until we see the last new infection, the last AIDS case, the last death from AIDS, the last one left orphaned, the last person to face discrimination for living with HIV."   

Julie Rhoad president and CEO of The NAMES Project Foundation from CNN.com  July 24, 2012 http://wncap.org/wncap-childrens-wish-list/


 

 

 

 

July 2012 Members of WNCAP Staff Attended World AIDS Conference and also the Quilt Exhibit in Washington DC.  See the Quilt live here in Asheville, November 25 – December 2, 2013, Renassance Asheville Hotel.


For more on the history of World AIDS Day visit the World AIDS Campaign Website


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