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Web site: http://www.whyquiltsmatter.org/

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This new documentary series focuses on why quilts are bigger than you think, seen through the lenses of history, art, and politics. For the quilter, collector or casual observer, the nine episodes take you behind the scenes and into new territory, exploring the centrality of the quilt in American culture and revealing the unsuspected size, breadth and depth of the quilt culture.

TV Schedule

Empowering Women One Quilt at a Time #107 [TV-G]
The quilt's historical and current roles as an avenue of personal expression, a sly medium of social and political opinion, and a building block of financial security.

  • KETKY Friday, May 1 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, May 2 at 5:00 am EDT

Quilt Nation : 20,000,000 and Counting! #108 [TV-G]
Go inside this unseen quilt world, meeting its participants; attending its events; and analyzing its businesses, periodicals, support services, and technological advancements.

  • KETKY Friday, May 8 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, May 9 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 10 at 6:00 am EDT

Quilt Scholarship: Romance and Reality #109 [TV-G]
The history of quilt scholarship in America is more relevant-and far more interesting-than some might think. Today, the field has grown into a serious discipline generating material of interest - not just to the quilt world - but to a dozen other important disciplines from material culture to sociology.

  • KETKY Friday, May 15 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, May 16 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Friday, July 17 at 6:00 am EDT

Quilts 101 - Antique and Contemporary Quilts #101 [TV-G]
Learn what makes an antique quilt more valuable and why contemporary quilts are judged differently.

  • KETKY Friday, May 22 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, May 23 at 5:00 am EDT

Quilts Bring History Alive #102 [TV-G]
Explore the quilt's unique ability to preserve our own family histories and the history of America.

  • KETKY Friday, May 29 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, May 30 at 5:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.whyquiltsmatter.org/

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