In celebration of their mission to the gay and lesbian community, The First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church is hosting a section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The 54-ton, handmade tapestry honoring more than 90,000 individuals lost to AIDS will be exhibited in Reid Memorial Chapel. The Quilt began with a single 3 x 6 foot panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, it is composed of more than 47,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS.


Sunday, April 15 • 12-2pm
Opening Reception in the Reid Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, April 17 • 7-9pm
An evening of reflection and sharing

Wednesday, April 18 • 7-9pm
An evening of quiet

Thursday, April 19 • 7-9pm
Open for viewing

Sunday, April 22 • 12-2pm
Open for viewing

The First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church
210 West Madison St

The AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to Washington, D.C. this summer for two major programs. During the XIX International AIDS Conference, the Quilt will “blanket” the national capital region, with sections displayed on part of the National Mall, in 40+ additional venues throughout Washington area, and during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival via “Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt.”

The NAMES Project Foundation is looking for volunteers and sponsors for a wide variety of event support this summer for The Quilt. To register, please visit To donate, please visit To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please call Julie Rhoad at 404.688.5500.


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