Welcome — from Shelly Zegart, Executive Producer and Host of the Series

Shelly ZegartQuilts have been a part of my life for many years. I have met amazing people through an unbelievable journey that quilts have taken me on. When deciding to do this series, I began to really contemplate the fact that all the people involved in quilts are really getting older. We are not seeing a lot of young people come onto the quilt scene. I thought of this project as the next step for helping to engage a younger audience in the centrality and importance of quilts to American culture. The whole focus now is on multimedia, getting things into classrooms, and having real people talk about real life.

What started as a small project or possibly a film, grew into a 9-part series – it’s been a fantastic ride! Quilts are a distinctly American art form, but we wanted to dig deeper.  The series delves into the quilt’s unique position at the center of a startling broad array of topics from women’s empowerment to the high-end art scene. Whether you are a
quilt enthusiast, collector, art lover, history buff or this series has sparked an interest in quilts for whatever reason, please know that we made this for you.

This has been a true labor of love, and I cannot wait to hear what you all think about it!

– Shelly Zegart

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