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A Quilt for the London Lighthouse

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The collection of UK AIDS Quilts were made between 1989 and 1996 to commemorate friends, lovers and family members who passed away from an AIDS related illness during this time. These individual panels were never sewn into quilts and often refer to a single person or message. You can zoom in to some of the specific details listed below.

London Lighthouse was a centre for people with HIV/AIDS. It was the world’s largest centre for people living with HIV when it opened, and helped pioneer a patient-centred approach in HIV care, and housed a residential unit, as well as day-care and drop-in centre facilities. This design features a white lighthouse with rainbow coloured light coming from the top of the tower.


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