Stitched is a fun-filled documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival in Houston, the largest quilt show in the nation.
The show drew more than 60,000 quilters in 2010 including three artists who created some controversy with their work.
Quilting legend Caryl Bryer Fallert was the first to win a major prize for her quilt made with a sewing machine. She mentored Hollis Chatelain who caused a stir when she won an award for a painted quilt. And Hollis mentored Randall Cook who sparked controversy with his quilt of a male nude.
In this 72-minute documentary, these quilters create their pieces to compete in the 2010 quilt show.
Stitched reveals a story of friendship, passion and art. It also highlights the divide between traditional and art quilters.
Other quilting rock stars including Ricky Tims are interviewed in this film.
Karey Bresenhan, Nancy Puentes O'Bryant, Jake Finch, Meg Cox, Libby Lehman and Mark Lipinski also make appearances.
Some of the film was shot in Paducah, Kentucky, the location of the nation's second largest annual quilt show hosted by the American Quilter's Society.
Filmmakers also visited Randall in his Rochester, New York home and Hollis in her Hillsborough, North Carolina studio.
To find out more about Randall, visit http://www.randallcookstudios.com/.
See Hollis' traveling schedule at http://www.hollisart.com/schedule.php?type=1.
Learn about Caryl's art and her shop at http://www.bryerpatch.com/.
Stitched has been accepted into the following film festivals:
Sedona International Film Festival
Carmel Art & Film Festival
Charlotte Film Festival (Nominated for best cinematography in a documentary)
Rivers Edge International Film Festival (Audience Choice Winner)
East Lansing Film Festival (Audience Choice Winner)
Yellowknife Film Festival
Prescott Film Festival
We Speak, Here festival
Stitched has screened at the following museums:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nasher Museum of Art
Bellevue Arts Museum
National Museum of Mexican Art
Visions Art Museum
American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Ma.
Randall Cook working on his quilt for the
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