Quilting Women Video
Quilting Women (Elizabeth Barret 1976) 18 minutes
Quilting Women is a warm and joyful celebration of women artists who combine folk tradition and individual creativity to transform the most ordinary household item into a thing of great beauty. The film traces the entire process of making a quilt – from cutting out the fabric and piecing together the patterns to the finale of a quilting bee. Interspersed throughout are the voices of Appalachian women quilters who comment on various aspects of the craft; the origins of the generations-old patterns; the time and skillful patience required of quilting; the satisfaction of visual accomplishment; and the entertaining companionship offered by women working together over a quilting frame.
The preservation of Quilting Women, currently underway at Cineric, Inc., is funded by the Women's Film Preservation Fund.
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