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19 Nov 2009 12:21 #40646

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Look closely at the new Hallmark commercials for this holiday season. One commercial has a Christmas quilt wallhanging and another has a Glorified Nine Patch on the bed while children are reading a recordable book from their Grandma.
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21 Jun 2009 20:20 #36144

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I have to correct what I posted the other day. I meant to say Double Wedding Ring instead of Grandmother's Flower Garden! :oops: In the Los Angeles area we still get re-runs of Little House and I think even the Waltons. I' ve also found sets of DVD's for these shows at Sam's Club and Costco. Judy in Torrance
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20 Jun 2009 16:41 #36132

I loved Little House and The Waltons. I watched them as a young married just for their interest as I didnt quilt then! Sadly, they are not on now, although if they re-air I shall watch with great interest for the quilts. By the way, talking about UK, as they might air with you in the states! That reminds me, when I had just started quilting, about 14yrs ago, was friends with a quilter of a couple of years. She came over clutching a video saying 'I have just found a quilting video to watch'. Dont forget, here in UK NOT much around at that time. Anyway, we put it in the machine, settled down to watch, and it was a movie called 'How to make an American Quilt'. I laughed as she was really disappointed, but I enjoyed the movie and there was a quilt in it!!!!
Lynn in chilly England
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20 Jun 2009 01:42 #36116

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I loved the Waltons and Little House, too--I really enjoy seeing quilts in TV shows and movies and guessing if the quilts are "period" accurate. Nothing bothers me more than a Grandmother's Flower Garden in an 1870's setting! :lol: Judy in Torrance
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19 Jun 2009 16:21 #36099

One of our local theatres shows old movies during the summer. On Wednesday I saw "The Awful Truth" and "The Philadelphia Story", both with Cary Grant. I saw two quilts in "The Awful Truth", one was a Grandmother's Flower Garden and I didn't see the second one close enough to tell what it was. Boy was that a really funny movie, lots of people laughing through the whole movie.
Frances in Austin
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19 Jun 2009 06:33 #36085

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I confess, I started this thread. Little House On the Prarie always has lots of quilts to look for.
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18 Jun 2009 23:03 #36082

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NancyinSTL wrote:
I recently watched the movie "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie". It's a must-see for anyone who appreciates fine handwork (sewing, knitting or quilting). The setting is during the Great Depression and the little girl, Kit, is forced to wear clothes made from feedsacks. Her clothes and knitted hats are too beautiful for words. Oh, there are also quilts. I think one is a tumbling block. Since I don't remember, I'm going to have to watch the movie again.

This movie was on TV again yesterday, so I watched it again and actually enjoyed it more the second time around--one, because it was a good movie and, two, because I watched looking for the quilts. Among the ones I saw clearly, there was a bowtie quilt, a crazy quilt, a 9-patch, and a Grandmother's Flower Garden. You've got to watch carefully to see them, because the camera doesn't stay on them for long.

Okay, who started this? Now, I'll probably never watch a movie again without looking for quilts. I've got to go back and watch "The Secret Life of Bees" again, because I am certain it would have some quilts in it--another good movie.
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15 Jun 2009 04:15 #36018

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I love to notice quilts on TV! Remember the Waltons? I loved the show where they were making Mary Ellen's wedding quilt! I still miss the Waltons lol! I'm such a old battybird. Thats a word my Grandmother made up and I still use it.

I think I'd stopped watching the Waltons by the time Mary Ellen got married, but I vividly recall the episode several years earlier when Grandma Walton was mad because another woman won the quilt contest by passing off a several-year-old quilt as new. I remember her asking the woman if she even remembered where the fabrics came from, and then grabbing her own quilt and angrily saying, "This fabric was from Mary Ellen's dress, and . . . ."

I used to love that show. It was the only time in the week when I felt happy, as my home was chaotic and violent. (I was just hitting my teens.) My mother used to get mad at me for watching it, because she said it bore no resemblance to real life.

Anne in Vancouver, Canada

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14 Jun 2009 12:04 #35995

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I recently watched the movie "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie". It's a must-see for anyone who appreciates fine handwork (sewing, knitting or quilting). The setting is during the Great Depression and the little girl, Kit, is forced to wear clothes made from feedsacks. Her clothes and knitted hats are too beautiful for words. Oh, there are also quilts. I think one is a tumbling block. Since I don't remember, I'm going to have to watch the movie again.
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13 Jun 2009 21:18 #35978

I saw a great movie just now. It's called "New in Town" and starred Renee Zelwigger as a big city girl who goes to a town in MINN from Miami in the winter to modernize the factory. She meets a guy, Harry Konnick Jr. The small town people are so endearing and she learns to love them and their small town ways.

There are quilts in every house! The local ladies even make her a quilt. There's also alot of corny scrapbooking references. I won't give away the rest of the movie, but it's a happy ending.

Look for it! It's really good! Nancy
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19 Apr 2008 13:17 #17072

I saw Lawrence of Arabia last summer. It doesn't have quilts in it, but when they were riding the camels across the desert I was entranced by the blanket under his saddle. I kept thinking I would love a shot of it to make it into a quilt.
Frances in sunny Austin
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19 Mar 2008 15:08 #15847

Jolene
I Loved all your quilts,very pretty. A traditional quilter like myself.
I also love scrappy quilts.

Carla
good luck on selling your home and I hope mom moves in right away. Quilting partner,how great :D


What would you guys do if the buyer says they have to have those quilts to go with the house,making it apart of the deal!!
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19 Mar 2008 00:46 #15827

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I agree with u ladies... the house has to have some personality and warmth, and what has more warmth and speaks of home than a quilt? Mine are stying up, and my BOM is out on my cutting table.... tomorrow is the real estate agent tour. Wish me luck so I can get mom moved in with us.

Carla
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19 Mar 2008 00:38 #15826

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When we sold our house, I left everything in it's place with many quilts on the walls. People loved seeing them. I watch all the "staging" on HGTV to sell homes, but I think most people can picture the home if they were to buy it. Good luck on selling your home, Dana! Keeping your quilting out will help you to keep your sanity! :lol:
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