THE NAMES PROJECT: AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT, Block 3957. The top left panel is the one I made for my friend John Rainwater who passed away from AIDS in the mid 90's. It was part of the 48,000 that were displayed in Washington DC, on July 21-24, 2012.
Brian Shucker was an award-winning composer and lyricist who wrote the score of Babes. While working At the Curtain Call Theater, Shucker met Bill Sawyer, his collaborator and companion. Sawyer wrote the book for "Babes," and was in the process of completing what would have been their second full musical together. William "Bill" Sawyer died exactly four months later his companion, on August 12, 1991. They are listed side by side on the AIDS quilt project.