AIDS Memorial Quilt

We are proud to announce that the National AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at this year’s Ending the Epidemic Summit and World AIDS Day events at the Albany Capital Center on November 28-30, 2023.

Individuals and groups create quilt panels to honor, remember, and celebrate the stories and lives of those ones lost to HIV/AIDS. Today, there are roughly 50,000 panels dedicated to more than 110,000 individuals in this epic 54-ton tapestry. Learn more about the history of the quilt here.

Special thanks to the National AIDS Memorial and to the Albany Damien Center’s NAMES Project for their work to ensure that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story of AIDS is known by future generations - so that never again will a community be harmed because of fear, silence, discrimination, or stigma.

The Albany Damien Center’s NAMES Project is now accepting new panels for the National AIDS Memorial Quilt. Crafting a panel is a beautiful way to remember a friend or loved one. You do not need special sewing skills to make a panel! For more information, visit this tutorial on making a panel.

Please contact Kelsey Moslander at to coordinate delivery of your panel to the Albany Damien Center before October 1, 2023.