Once a year, 30,000 quilters descend upon Paducah, Kentucky for its annual quilt competition-- doubling the town's population. "Quilt Week" or “the Academy Awards of quilting” is a huge, adorable spectacle featuring quilt celebrities (including the Quilt Queen herself), a nonstop local TV channel (aptly named The Quilt Channel) and other women passionate about their craft. The film weaves through quilter stories, backboned by the exciting competition. Even though almost everyone has a smile on their face, the film pays tribute to deeper, more serious motivators that make people quilt.
Olivia Loomis Merrion
Aled Roberts, Sam Simkoff
Short Film Block 3
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 5:00pm