Why Quilts Matter

Why Quilts Matter

History, Art & Politics

DVD - 2011
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"The series takes a fresh look at quilts and spreads the word about their unique position at the center of a startlingly broad grid of topics, ranging from women's studies to the contemporary art market"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., [2011]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780615453750
Branch Call Number: 746.46 WHY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 250 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Nov 06, 2013

I actually really like Shelly Zegart. I quite like the way she talks. The series strikes a good balance. Of particular interest is the continuing acknowledgment and consideration of the quilt as a negotiator between the boundaries of art and craft.

Jun 26, 2012

Unbearable to watch. Hosted by Shelly Zegart, some woman who made a major financial contribution for the film. It's really little more than medium close up shots of her talking. The viewer is offered brief glimpses of beautiful quilts but the true chronological history of quilting is very poorly presented. It adds up to little more than a documentary of some woman talking about quilts rather than providing a narrative and showing you quilts.

Nov 12, 2011

At first I was put off by the hostess's voice, but I gritted my teeth and after sitting through the first episode I had come to appreciate her sense of humor and enthusiasm, so the voice was bearable! This is not your typical quilting video: excellent interviews with collectors, academics and artists.

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