Vallejo woman finishes quilt for Vallejo World AIDS Day

Excerpt from The Vallejo Times Herald, November 23, 2013
By Irma Widjojo

Displayed front and center in Diana Roberts’ living room is a large, colorful quilt that carries memories of those who have been touched by the deadly HIV or messages to, hopefully, help educate others.

Roberts, a 72-year-old Vallejoan, recently finished sewing together the first 36 squares into a Solano County HIV AIDS quilt. It will be displayed at the downtown Vallejo World AIDS Day, 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday, in the 300 block of Georgia Street.

The Solano Aids Coalition began the quilt effort in August, and the organization has collected more than 100 squares, with more coming.

“She’s a miracle lady,” coalition president Mario Saucedo said. “I had all these squares but I didn”t know who could put them together.”…

Vallejoan Diana Roberts, left, helps Solano AIDS Coalition Mario Saucedo, right, assemble a Solano County HIV AIDS quilt, shown in the background, which will be displayed at the Solano World AIDS Day event, Dec. 1. The quilt consists of squares made by Solano County residents to spread awareness about AIDS or honor their loved ones lost to the disease. (Irma Widjojo/Times-Herald)

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