Your Thoughts

Add to the rich texture of the Quilt by sharing your thoughts and stories about the experience of viewing the Quilt.

Current Remembrances

Patrick Tranter

There is rarely a day that I don't think about, and miss Pat. Our time lost one of its great wits and writers. Pat was my best friend, there has been no other like him for me, and there never can be. His family and husband are always in my prayers.

Make viewing the quilt easier

I cannot get past the web interface to view the quilt. Your setup requires that I know a name or a block before I can see the digital image. Too time consuming when I simply want to browse the images to get a feel of the whole.

My brother Andrew Riddell Miller

Please can you confirm if this is my brother who was born in Glasgow and who i have been searching for since 1979. If you have any information contact me on This is his neice's email address you can contact me on this anytime.

Looking for Andy

I have been looking for my cousin Andrew Riddell Miller since 1979. I found his name on the quilt. If you knew him please contact me on facebook or e-mail

Patt Moran/Patrick C. Moran

Thank you to Hayden for making Patrick's panel

For My Uncle David

I just wanted to tell you David, how much I miss you. I looked at your panel tonight and read all the comments made by others, their words moving me to tears more often than not. It is a wonderful community we have found here, all of us surviving the loss of someone we love, taken tragically by a disease that has no bounds or prejudice. It is in this tiny world of words that we've been allowed to voice not only memories and loss, but we've been given a chance to call out to those loved ones once again and really feel connected, as if you are right there, listening and smiling at every word. I know that is what you're doing right now David, you're hearing me talk to you, like I often do, and you are smiling at the knowledge that we all love you so much. The impact that you made on the lives of those you touched lives on, and will continue to do so. Thank you for the many hours we talked about life, quality vs quantity, you were always so positive, you instilled such strength and faith in me. Thank you for being you, no judgments, no pressures, I love you, you lived life by your standards in your way, you will always be a hero to me. Be safe and fly high, your an angel now!!!! I love you.
Always and Forever,

Roger Moorey

Roger was our neighbor and friend in Greenpoint Brooklyn in 1980-1981. He visited us in West Virginia and Colorado before he died. I miss him and think of him often. When he left the US he said he was returning to England to die and I never heard from him again and have found almost no trace of him until today when I saw his picture on this quilt. To see his face brings back a lot of memories -- he was a documentary film maker, creative thinker, wonderful cook, a bold, interesting man. I wish I knew what became of the documentary he was making about a singing group in New York City. If I remember correctly everyone in the group was very ill but found strength and healing when they sang. Roger also had a job for awhile writing fortunes for a fortune cookie maker in NYC. Thank you to whoever put his name and picture on the quilt. We shared a friend.

I am Donald Halfords sister

I am Donald Halfords sister and remember him every day. My parents are gone now but thier memory also lives on also.