Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt

Sewn in Memory: Greg Downey

Greg Downey from Monticello, Illinois died of AIDS at home surrounded by his mother's love. She talks about Greg, his sexuality and AIDS diagnosis and her promise to him before he died in 1990.

Sewn in Memory: Paul “Paco” Arbogast

Paul "Paco" Arbogast was unabashedly gay and loving to all who knew him. He died of AIDS in St. Joseph, Illinois in 1986. Paco’s sister and one of Paco’s lovers remember him.

Sewn in Memory: Merrill Eskew

Merrill Eskew co-owned The Little Professor Book Center in Urbana, Illinois. He died of AIDS in 1992.  Merrill's partner and his daughter remember him.

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