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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

How Quilts Have Been Viewed and Collected #106 [TV-G]
Charts path of an exemplary quilt from maker to museum and explores the lure of quilts for a private collector.

  • KETKY Monday, December 15 at 7:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 16 at 9:30 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, December 19 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 20 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 21 at 5:00 am EST

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 Tuesday, December 23 at 9:30 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, December 26 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 27 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 28 at 5:00 am EST

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 Monday, December 29 at 7:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 30 at 9:30 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, January 2 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 6 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 am EST

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, January 9 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 10 at 5:00 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 13 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, March 14 at 5:00 am EST

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, January 16 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 17 at 5:00 am EST

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, January 23 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 24 at 5:00 am EST

The Quilt Marketplace #103 [TV-G]
Go behind the scenes in the quilt marketplace to meet its players and learn its unwritten rules.

  • KETKY Friday, January 30 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 31 at 5:00 am EST

What Is Art? #104 [TV-G]
Host Shelly Zegart and crew explores "what is art?" and sheds light on the art vs. craft debate.

  • KETKY Friday, February 6 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 7 at 5:00 am EST

Gee's Bend: The Most Famous Quilts In America? #105 [TV-G]
The journey of the quilts of Gees Bend from the clotheslines of the South to the exhibition walls of the country's greatest museums. Shelly explores the aesthetic and social appeal of these quilts - and quilters - as well as the controversies they engendered, and analyzes their unique place in quilt history.

  • KETKY Friday, February 13 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 14 at 5:00 am EST
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Official web site: http://www.whyquiltsmatter.org/

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