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A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth
A Century of Quilts America in Cloth
Actor: Lori Skelton
Director: Laurie A. Gorman
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 17min

Studio: Pbs Release Date: 05/06/2009 Run time: 60 minutes

     
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Actor: Lori Skelton
Director: Laurie A. Gorman
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Crafts & Hobbies, Home & Garden, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/20/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not enough traditional quilting for my tastes....
SereneNight | California, USA | 10/15/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A century of quilts is about a team of quilters who gathered together to select and assemble the 100 best quilts of the 20th century. The artists are discussed briefly, and their quilts and techniques are showcased.

I admit, I prefer more traditional piecing. Most of the quilts shown in the exhibits were way too modern for my tastes. I would really have liked to have seen more quilts from the depression era, more quilts with blocks, and traditional piecing methods. Also the vast majority of quilts are appliqued. I just am not into applique that much. The quilts, showcased towards the ends in which people paint on quilts, and in which quilts are designed to look like photos just don't resonate with me.

This video didn't enthuse me. It is short (1 hour), and seemed to feature way too many modern artists. I would've liked to see more traditional quilts which were functional as well as beautiful."
The Creative Process of Quiltmakers
Carol James | Berkeley | 05/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth is a documentary about a juried exhibition of the best quilts of the 20th century. The interviews were limited to a few quilters because of time restraints of the video and also because many of the quilters are no longer living to tell their stories. The quilters led us through their creative processes as artists beginning with the initial vision of their project, describing with passion the painstaking detail that goes into their craft and ending with their feelings about the final project. I found it facinating and inspiring to be allowed into another person's intimate world of creativity."