I learned this from watching the trailer for a nine-part documentary on quilts and quilting that is showing on PBS this fall, called Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics.
The producer of the film says You can’t run out of ways that quilts reveal American history, and this documentary will show some of those ways.
I was very moved by a quote from this trailer - it certainly resonates with me: We as human beings have a lifelong love affair with cloth – this is what we’re swathed in from birth – it’s the last thing we feel when we pass away. We cannot get away from the fabric – we can’t get away from the cloth.
I certainly hope my local PBS shows this series! Watch the trailer below - I'm sure you'll be wanting to see the whole thing, too!
"Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics" - Independent Production from The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. from The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. on Vimeo.