Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Interesting films about quilting and it's history

You really need to have a look at this film about Kathleen Ware. It is from 1979 and lasts about 30 minutes. You can see how she makes the most wonderful Lone Star quilt without any of the tools and fancy sewing machines we "need" today. :)

The next film is Quilts in women's lives that includes the sections on artist/teacher Grace Earl, the artist and Bulgarian immigrant Radka Donnell, and the African American quilter Nora Lee Condra. This one is from 1981 and lasts about 15 minutes.

The third interesting film is about Black Folk art and Crafts and lasts about 18 minutes. The film was made in 1975.

I found these films among others on this site: Folkstreams.net I have always been interested in quilting history new or old and was quite thrilled when I found these films. I truely hope that you enjoy them as much as I did and still do :)
Since these films are a bit old make sure that you have your speakers turned up and not much else going on around you. Otherwise you won't be able to hear what they are saying :)

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