Terry Higgins Memorial Quilt panel 5 - Rupert's Tribute

Panel 5 diagram

This panel is a tribute from Rupert Whitaker OBE to his partner Terry and contains memories of their time together.

Rupert is co-founder of Terrence Higgins Trust and has been living with HIV for over 40 years.

Rupert, who worked with quilter Paula Doyle, said: 'This panel contains images of some of the most meaningful things connected with Terry: my favourite photo of him; his letters to me at university; some song titles we used to dance to in Heaven; the clock he gave me for Christmas and the note he put in the back of it (which always makes me smile); my grandmother's cottage in Boscastle where we stayed in the autumn and made crumble from freshly picked blackberries, and where, the following summer, I scattered his ashes in the Valency river nearby. 

'It contains a sad, but beautiful, set of memories that bring him right back to me. I'm so grateful for the kindness and artistry of Paula, the quilter.'

  • Designed and produced by: Rupert Whitaker OBE, Paula Doyle

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