A cyber-home for New Zealand's AIDS Memorial Quilts is beginning to take shape following the donation of cash and a professional photographer's expertise. Wellington-based photographer Gareth Watkins and his partner Roger Smith have just spent two days creating a photographic record of all 130 quilts and the images will be archived in an AIDS Memorial Quilt website. A $2,000 cash donation to the project by the Gay Auckland Business Association and "the input of a long time Quilt benefactor in Nelson" has enabled website design work to be started, according to Quilt Guardian Michael Bancroft. Gareth Watkins wear and tear after years of foldings and unfoldings and displays means it is imperative we act now," says Bancroft. Further information, or donations, sponsorship and offers of assistance can be made through the Quilt Guardian, P.O. Box 6663 Wellesley St Auckland or phone 09 303 3124.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Thursday, 3rd September 2009 - 8:47am
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