19 July 2014

Five favourite quilt sightings in movies

Watching movies on DVDs is my preferred way of viewing - no advertisements, no interruptions, and all the home comforts. Movie makers could easily increase their audiences, though, by adding quilts. 

Don’t we all appreciate spotting a quilt in one of the scenes as the high point of any film? That’s why we love those bedroom scenes: not for the steamy sex (oh no, that might damage the quilt) but for the game of 'name the quilt block' we all play. (Well, maybe the steamy sex might be an attraction - quilts do wash well!)

Anne of Green Gables - aah, who doesn't love this series of movies, based on the books by L M Montgomery? Along with many other afficionados, I've often dreamed of visiting Prince Edward Island.

 You've Got Mail - a romance that includes another of my favourite things: bookshops. Beautiful quilt on Kathleen Kelly's (played by Meg Ryan) bed!

 Baby Boom - Diane Keaton how I love you pl
aying the role of businesswoman, J.C. Wiatt. After inheriting a baby, she escapes to the country (as you do).

The Descendants - apart from featuring George Clooney, this movie also includes
exquisite Hawaiian quilts. Swoon.

How to Make an American Quilt - this is the movie most mentioned in the same sentence as the word 'quilts'. Members of a quilting group share memories while stitching a wedding quilt. 

So, over to you. What are your favourite movies that include quilts as props? There is quite a long list on Quilt Views if you need to refresh your memory of some old favourites.

I look forward to reading your suggestions!


  1. It seems there is a quilt in nearly every movie! You have named some great ones though.

  2. Thanks Lettyb - do you have a favourite? I feel a moviethon coming on!


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