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

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics - DVD and Discussion Guide PackageYou can now purchase the new 56-page, softcover, full-color Discussion Guide, and the two-disc DVD set of the landmark nine-part documentary, Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics, in a specially priced package for just $45.95 plus shipping (represents a $6.95 savings if purchased separately). This package is perfect for quilt and fiber-arts groups, libraries, classrooms, and museums.

Enjoy the series and then use the Guide, with its stimulating, audience-specific questions, to “continue the conversation” episode by episode with friends, students, colleagues, and more.

Click on the Add to Cart button to purchase your specially priced Why Quilts Matter DVD/Discussion Guide package for just $45.95.

Discussion Guide (hardcopy) and DVD Set (NTSC):
Price: $45.95

Discussion Guide (electronic) and DVD Set (NTSC):
Price: $39.95
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DVD Set

Why Quilts Matter DVDWhy Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics is an exciting and thought-provoking nine-part documentary series that will change the way you think about quilts. Uncover 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-disc DVD set includes a number of exclusive bonus features.  More…

Discussion Guide

Why Quilts Matter: History, Arts & Politics - Discussion GuideWhy Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics Discussion Guide, is a fabulous NEW 56-page comprehensive, group-friendly discussion guide that will help you “continue the conversation” and explore the ideas presented in the landmark nine-part documentary 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

You can use the “How to Host” information presented in the Guide to organize and launch your own viewing and discussion group.  More…

Note: The funding and production of this guide was accomplished using profits from sales of the DVD documentary Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics and through the generosity of many supporters and volunteers.


Please contact us regarding DVD multiple copy order discounts for distributors, museums, quilt guilds, libraries and academic institutions at contact@whyquiltsmatter.org or (502) 897-3819.

To purchase the Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics DVD set with Public Performance License, please click here.

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