AIDS Memorial Quilts on Display in Santa Rosa

Jun 11, 2015

Volunteers from the Shomrei Torah congregation hang one of the panels of eight AIDS Memorial quilts that will be displayed for public viewing there on Sunday.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  A small sample of the thousands of AIDS quilts made to memorialize those who died of the disease will be on display at a temple in Santa Rosa on Sunday, along with three newly made local additions to the collection.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt display at Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa will be open to the public, free of charge, on Sunday June 14, 10 am to 6 pm.

Sue Smith, with the newly made quilt for her son, Peter
Credit Bill Skoonberg

  Seeing the quilts on display is one kind of experience; making one is quite another. Sue Smith describes the process as she and her family did it.

Quilts from The Names Project are constantly being displayed at locations across the country. A larger exhibit is up at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco through the end of this year.   Recent estimates suggest that there are currently about 2000 people living with AIDS/HIV in Sonoma County; a quarter of them do not know they are infected.