"Two years ago, Cleve Jones, a San Francisco activist, walked out to his backyard carrying some stencils, a piece of dark-gray cloth and some spray paint," staff writer Kent Williams recounts in a City Notes column. "When he was finished, Jones had made a memorial panel to his friend Marvin Feldman, who had died of AIDS four months earlier." The effort snowballed, to where it became the 9,000-plus panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which if gathered in one place would stretch the length of eight football fields. Williams' item previews a display of 200 panels, mostly from Wisconsin, at the UW Field House. Twenty years later, the AIDS Memorial Quilt now numbers more than 40,000 panels.