This video was recorded by MCAT board member Bill Dratz in the late summer of 1990. The AIDS quilt is created from squares commemorating the life of an individual who died. Missoula displayed a section of the quilt in The Adams Field House at The University of Montana.
With more than 48,000 panels and 94,000 names, the AIDS quilt is a constantly growing testament to the deadly toll the disease has taken on the world. At roughly 1.3 million square feet, it is so large that it can't be displayed in its entirety in one place.