“Civil discourse… quilts and films are ways to do that”

quilt, Ken Burns, video, documentary

Ken Burns, well-known American film-maker, recently revealed that in a lifetime of making films for other people, he was quietly collecting quilts, for his own enjoyment. Then he let them go on public show, at The International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The whistle-stop tour in under 2 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zQCLyqD_lA And for the threads enthusiasts …

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Patchwork: Gee’s Bend

After all the fuss about the glorious 1950s abstract paintings was waning, someone got around to recognising the same style in patchwork quilts made by black ladies in Alabama, at Gee's Bend,¬†for basic human survival.   https://vimeo.com/216875117?ref=fb-share These quilts are perfect material to cover in this blog - they were made for real life, to …