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AIDS Quilt 15

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. You can zoom in to some of the specific details listed below.

The central top panel was designed by the friends of Richard Dawson that centered his name with a flower wreath against a seaside beach background.

The central lower panel remembers Phil Jeffcott with a display of various objects such as travel cards, music records, a dolphin, a rabbit, a doll etc. and a broken heart at the top center.

The left panel shows rememberance from Vivienne towards her loved one with a picture that displays close intimacy.

The right panel was made for Margot featuring leopard prints.

The top panels remembers Nelson, Paul and Stevie using flowers as the common element.

The bottom left panel was dedicated to Arthur by his best friend and draws a scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by trees and mountains.

The bottom right panel shows a flowy red ribbon that points out the AIDS theme and is likely associated with designer Geoffrey Beene who supported AIDS with other fashion designers during the time.


Stevie - Margot - Arthur - Geoffrey Beene - Vivienne's loved one - Phil Jeffcott - Nelson Paul - Richard Dawson

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