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AIDS Quilt 4

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 top left panel remembers Steve, as an All Australian Boy. His panel features a photograph of himself and the Australian flag.

The centre left panel remembers Philip Landbridge, with a design feature a wildflower, a black cat, an oak tree and a dove.

The bottom left panel remembers Keith McFarland. There are many messages of love and farewell on the panel, along with a small photograph of Keith and images of cats and of a blue and white logo of the Scottish Division.

The top right panel remembers Brian with an image of a teddy bear holding a stream of balloons.

The centre panel remembers Garry, with his name in pink over a golden sunset.

The centre panel remembers Freddie Mercury with an image of the famous Queen singer and phrase: ‘The Show Must Go On’.

The bottom centre panel features a flower and the sticthed title ‘For a friend with love’.

The bottom right panel remembers Alex Smith, with the phrase: ‘Colonizing the Red Planet’.


Keith McFarland - Garry - Alex Smith - Brian -Steve - Philip Langbridge - Freddie Mercurey - For a friend with love

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