A first-of-its-kind nine-part documentary series will be available to PBS stations this fall. According to Shelly Zegart, co-founder of The Kentucky Quilt Project Inc., “Quilts are our windows into the history, art and politics of this country. However, the subject of quilts and the people who make them is frequently misunderstood as they have long been relegated to discussions of grandma’s patterns and fabric history. The nine episodes of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics spotlight both the passion and the differing points of view surrounding the quilt and its culture.”-from PBS.org. Please check your local listings to see if Why Quilts Matter will be coming to your area.
Don’t want to wait for the series to air? The documentary is available to purchase in a 2-disk DVD set. Buy it now.