Sunday, October 30- November 20 at 1:30 p.m. – Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics
(Rochester, NY) – Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics, a nine-part documentary series, airing Sundays at 1:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) beginning October 30th, takes the viewer on an amazing journey into the world of quilts, revealing their centrality to American culture. Equally compelling for the aficionado and the uninitiated, the series will educate and entertain as it reveals the staggering size and depth of the quilt world and its surprisingly complicated politics.
Avoiding antiquated discussions and stereotypical references, the series takes the viewer behind the scenes in the marketplace, provides a first- hand look at the inner workings of America’s museums, and takes the viewer inside the studios of some leading quilt makers. Watch as quilts empower women, take us through two pivotal centuries of history, and reveal the nature of the art itself, while helping us understand who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
Executive Producer Shelly Zegart, a distinguished expert at the forefront of the quilt world for over three decades, has created a stunning visual account of this enduring American art form. As host and guiding force, Zegart introduces viewers to the academics, savvy dealers, and passionate quilt makers who share their personal stories, experiences, and often outspoken opinions.
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