Photo courtesy of National AIDS Memorial.
Photo courtesy of National AIDS Memorial.

AIDS Memorial Quilt‑making Workshop with Pat Morgan

Sunday, December 3, 3–5pm


In-person at New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024). Photos courtesy of National AIDS Memorial.

Event Details

Join the American LGBTQ+ Museum and the New-York Historical Society for a Memorial Quilt-making Workshop. This event is organized in conjunction with NYHS’s three-day display (Dec. 1-3) of six diverse panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, including a 1988 panel made by activist Pat Morgan, who will be leading the workshop and offering a personal narrative.

First conceived in November 1985 by activist Cleve Jones, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt commemorates the thousands of lives lost to the ongoing AIDS pandemic. In November 2019, the National AIDS Memorial became the permanent caretaker and steward of the Quilt. Both a memorial and a call to action, the Quilt is considered the largest community arts project in history.

World AIDS Day Quilt Display is part of the National AIDS Memorial’s efforts to bring the Quilt to communities across the United States to raise greater awareness and education about HIV/AIDS and to remember those lost to the pandemic.

Check-in will open at 1:30p and we will begin with a viewing of the AIDS Quilt display promptly at 2:00p.

*All materials will be provided, no prior experience with quilt-making is necessary. All ages welcome!*

To learn more about what to expect, read these panel guidelines on the National AIDS Memorial website.

Photos courtesy of National AIDS Memorial