The largest quilt made is the United States is the ‘AIDS Memorial Quilt’. Conceived in 1985 at a candlelight march by Cleve Jones, an LGBT activist in memory of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Cleve Jones, was an LGBT activist and he created the first panel in June 1987.
The Quilt was displayed at the National Mall in Washington, DC on October 11, 1987. This gigantic quilt included 1,920 panels and was the size of a football field. There were 48,000 panels when complete. Each panel represented the death of a loved one that died from the AIDS virus.