bring the quilt to your community -- In-Person and virtual Displays are Back this year in time for world aids day.  learn about display requirements AND Sign-up Now to Bring the Quilt to your community.

Share the Quilt’s powerful stories of activism, love, healing, hope and remembrance to connect the story of HIV/AIDS to the important issues impacting our nation today.

The National AIDS Memorial is pleased to announce that both in-person Quilt displays will return this year in time for World AIDS Day 2021 after being temporarily paused last year due to health and safety restrictions in place due to Covid-19.


Now is the time to plan your community display, particularly during this milestone year which marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States.  

Costs begin at $600 per Quilt block, plus shipping and handling fees. The fee structure is detailed in the registration SIGN-UP form below. This program provides critical funding to support the care and preservation of the Quilt.

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY -- Simply follow these steps to host an In-Person Quilt Community Display:

1) learn about Quilt display requirements.
2) complete the registration form and sign-up today.

Please direct any questions you may have to Brian Holman, Display Coordinator, at


In 2020, we offered Quilt displays in a virtual setting and the program was extremely popular as a way for organizations to display the Quilt and use the customized format to use on their own websites for their World AIDS Day programming. This year the program returns as a robust component of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Community Display program.

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY -- Simply Follow these steps to host a Virtual Quilt Community Display:

1) learn about OUR VIRTUAL Quilt display BENEFITS.
2) complete the registration form and sign-up today.

Please direct any questions you may have to Brian Holman, Display Coordinator, at Brian can help curate the panel selection for your display with Quilt from your community -- or other special requests to help connect your display to your organization.

Today, community displays are more important than ever.

The issues our nation has faced in the past year -- a raging pandemic with hundreds of thousands of lives lost, social injustice, health inequity, stigma, bigotry and fear – are also the issues faced throughout four decades of the AIDS pandemic.

Connecting the quilt to the stories of hiv/aids today

The Quilt is a powerful teaching tool that shares the story of HIV/AIDS -- the 700,000 lives lost in this country alone – and the hope, healing, activism and remembrance that it inspires.

With HIV impacting younger populations and communities of color, particularly in southern states, the Quilt can be used to raise greater awareness about prevention and treatments available.

We hope you will join hundreds of communities across the country and host a Quilt display this World AIDS Day.

Success Stories!


This interactive map shows where displays are currently and where they are scheduled to appear. Sign-up now to be a part of this historic event to use the power and beauty of the Quilt to help our nation heal during these difficult times. If you have questions, contact Brian Holman, Quilt Display Coordinator, at
AIDS Quilt Community Display Program

• Community Display Brochure
• In-Person Display Requirements
• Virtual Quilt Display Benefits
Online application
Request a Panel for a Display
Quilt History
• Find a Display in your Community

If you have any questions, please email Brian Holman, Display Coordinator

In appreciation to our Quilt partners:
Please reach out to Kevin Herglotz to learn about Quilt Display Sponsorship Opportunities.

Help Support the Quilt with a Personal Donation

Our work helps ensure the care and conservation of the Quilt.

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The first panels of the Quilt were stitched together nearly 35 years ago and now there are more than 50,000 panels with 105,000 names sewn into its fabric. Help preserve and protect this national treasure so each panel is always cared for and the stories are forever told.