Quilting Women

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Directed by: Elizabeth Barret
1976
Running Time: 28:00
Color

Quilting Women traces the process of traditional Appalachian quilting, from cutting out and piecing together the patterns to the quilting bee. Quilters comment on the origins of the generations-old patterns, the time and patience required, the satisfaction of accomplishment, the quilts as art, and the companionship offered by women working together over a quilting frame.

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“Superb….a warm and joyful celebration of women artists, who with gentle modesty create works of art in textiles.” –Yvonne J. Milspaw, Journal of American Folklore

“The viewer gains a vivid impression of quilting as a social activity which generates a feeling of community and a sense of pride and achievement among the participating women….Enthusiastically recommended.” –Lawrence Levine, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley

“It is colorful, informative, interesting, and gives a delightfully human interpretation of this traditional craft. We have had nothing but positive comments from all who have seen it.” –Lisa Reynolds, curator, Atlanta Historical Society

“This low-keyed tribute to a reemerging folk art will be a fitting addition to high school and college classes on folk life and folk arts.” –Booklist

Screenings & Festivals

American Studies Association

Festival of American Folklife, Smithsonian Institution

International Documentary

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Directed by: Elizabeth Barret
1976
Running Time: 28:00
Color

Quilting Women traces the process of traditional Appalachian quilting, from cutting out and piecing together the patterns to the quilting bee. Quilters comment on the origins of the generations-old patterns, the time and patience required, the satisfaction of accomplishment, the quilts as art, and the companionship offered by women working together over a quilting frame.

Reviews

“Superb….a warm and joyful celebration of women artists, who with gentle modesty create works of art in textiles.” –Yvonne J. Milspaw, Journal of American Folklore

“The viewer gains a vivid impression of quilting as a social activity which generates a feeling of community and a sense of pride and achievement among the participating women….Enthusiastically recommended.” –Lawrence Levine, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley

“It is colorful, informative, interesting, and gives a delightfully human interpretation of this traditional craft. We have had nothing but positive comments from all who have seen it.” –Lisa Reynolds, curator, Atlanta Historical Society

“This low-keyed tribute to a reemerging folk art will be a fitting addition to high school and college classes on folk life and folk arts.” –Booklist

Screenings & Festivals

American Studies Association

Festival of American Folklife, Smithsonian Institution

International Documentary

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