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.”…