It’s the weekend and I hope yours isn’t to busy with getting out the Christmas decoration. So if you have a moment or two (well, to be honest you need a whole hour) grab a cup of coffee, put up your feet and watch this interesting video on quilts from Georgia called Stitches and Stories.
The film was shot by Georgia Public Broadcasting and this is what Carol Fisk, the producer, says: In a language written in fabric and thread, quilts carry our stories down through the generations, warming the body and the spirit. On farms and in cities, quilting has provided a backdrop to our history. Utilitarian quilts, pieced from old clothes and scraps, tell the stories of people scraping a living from the soil. Fancy quilts – made from vibrant fabrics and intricately stitched – bring to life stories of the more affluent. In Georgia Quilts: Stitches And Stories, we see how quilting fashions have changed during the 19th and 20th centuries, families share the moving legends of their heirloom quilts, and we meet some of Georgia’s current traditional and contemporary quilters.
Click here to see the video. Enjoy and have a nice weekend.