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International Displays which include The New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

For photos of other displays etc., see:
The first Unfolding of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt
School displays in the North Island and the South Island
Public Displays in the North Island and the South Island
The 1992 tour of Northland of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

 

Just as the Australian Quilt Project brought some of its Blocks over to New Zealand for the first Unfolding of the New Zealand Quilt, the New Zealand Quilt Project has sent blocks to other countries for special Displays.

Below are photos of some of these Displays, arranged in chronological order.

3rd Display of the Names Project, Washington DC., 11 - 13 October 1992.

For the third Display of the entire American Quilt in Washington DC., 17 other countries, including New Zealand, also had Blocks on display.
The Display covered 15 acres, had a 'staff' of 4,500 volunteers, and was viewed by over 400,000 people.
20,000 Panels from the Names Project (U.S.A.) were on display and it took 24 hours and 2 minutes to read the names of those on the Panels.
5,000 new Panels were presented, including at least 4 for the New Zealand Quilt.

Photo of Nicki Eddy, New Zealand Quilt Project Convenor, at Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
New Zealand Quilt Project Convenor, Nicki Eddy ready for setting up - the sun has barely risen.

Photo of Block 2 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
Block 2 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display.

Photo of Block 1 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
Block 1 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display.

Photo of Block 4 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
Block 4 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display.

Photo of newly presented Panels for the New Zealand Quilt on display at Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
Newly presented Panels for the New Zealand Quilt.

Photo of Reading The Names at Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
Ivy Murie from New Zealand takes her turn at the microphone reading names of those represented on the Panels.

Photo of the Names Project Display, Washington DC, October 1992.
An aerial photo of the Display. The three New Zealand Blocks are somewhere in the centre with the other Blocks from other countries.
Note that each square on the ground is actually four Blocks, and not one as it may appear.

Sydney, Australia, International Unfolding Ceremony.

On 22nd May, 1993, the Australian Quilt hosted an International Unfolding Ceremony in Sydney. One block from the New Zealand Quilt was there.

Photo of Sydney, Australia, International Unfolding Ceremony, 22 May, 1993.
View of the blocks unfolded, as seen from the Sydney Tower. There is one block from New Zealand somewhere in there.

Photo of Sydney, Australia, International Unfolding Ceremony, 22 May, 1993.
A more conventional ground-eye view of the Display.

Whitefish, Montana, Quilt Project Display

Two regular visitors to New Zealand from the United States, Peg and Bill Rice, became involved with the New Zealand Quilt Project during one of their visits. When they heard of a Quilt Display in their home town in 1994, the New Zealand Quilt Project created a Panel for them to present to the United States Quilt.

The design was in the form of an airmail letter envelope with New Zealand icons on it and the then Quilt Project Logo forming the 'postage stamp'.

Photo of NZ Panel for Montana Display, 1994.
Nicki Eddy, Convenor NZ Quilt Project (left), Peg, and Bill Rice with the new Panel from New Zealand.

Photo of NZ Panel at Montana Display, 1994.
The New Zealand Panel being hung prior to the opening of the Montana Display.

Photo of NZ Panel at Montana Display, 1994.
Chreryl Lowe, Presdient of the Flathead AIDS Council, Peg Rice and Governor Marc Raicot in front of the New Zealand Panel.

Yokohama, Japan

This Display was held in August 1994. Blocks 7 and 10 of the New Zealand Quilt were on display.

Photo of a Block of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt being readied for display at Yokohama, Japan, August 1994.
Block 7 being prepared for the Display.

Photo of a Block of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt being readied for display at Yokohama, Japan, August 1994.
Block 10 being prepared for the Display.

Photo of a Block of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at Yokohama, Japan, August 1994.
Block 10 on Display.

Photo of the AIDS Quilt display in Yokohama, Japan, August 1994.
An overall view of the Display.

 

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