UK AIDS Memorial Quilt

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Part of the quilt, displayed in Hyde Park
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt was created in the 1990s by the UK Names Project. It was inspired by the World AIDS Memorial Quilt, started in 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones.

The quilt is made up of 48 large panels, each comprising six to eight smaller individual panels. Every individual panel commemorates someone who died with HIV, including Bruce Chatwin, Derek Jarman, Ian Charleson, Mark Ashton and Freddie Mercury.[1]

In 2021 the quilts were displayed for four days at Acorn House, Grays Inn Road, London. The UK Quilts represent approximately 384 people. [2]

Part of display July 2021 at Acorn House


  1. George House Trust.
  2. UK Aids Memorial Quilt Display Acorn House 3-4 and 10-11 July 2021 programme