Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics DVD & Discussion Guide Package

November 30, 2014 - Comment

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics is an exciting and thought-provoking nine-part documentary series that will change the way you think about quilts. It’s an exploration of quilts that takes you on an amazing journey. Episode by episode, the series introduces new ideas and uncovers the unsuspected size and depth of quilt culture. Delve

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics is an exciting and thought-provoking nine-part documentary series that will change the way you think about quilts. It’s an exploration of quilts that takes you on an amazing journey. Episode by episode, the series introduces new ideas and uncovers the unsuspected size and depth of quilt culture. Delve into the inner workings of the art world, explore behind the scenes in the quilt marketplace, and journey into the complicated, kaleidoscopic world of quilts. Explore two centuries of history, watch as women gain power from their handiwork, and consider the nature of art itself. In addition to all nine episodes, the two-disk DVD set includes a number of exclusive bonus features.

Also included in this Special Edition is the new 56-page, softcover, full-color Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics Discussion Guide. Enjoy the series and then use the Discussion Guide, with its episode-by-episode thought provoking, audience-specific questions, to “continue the conversation” about the series that has aired on more than 200 select PBS stations.

Perfect for quilt and fiber-arts groups, libraries, classrooms, and museums, the Guide includes thought-provoking questions geared to each episode and designed to stimulate animated discussion for: general audiences, the quilting community, artists and arts organizations, academics and college students, middle and high school students, museums. The Guide also features a special “How to Host” section to help you organize and launch your viewing and discussion group.

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