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How to Make an American Quilt

The book How to Make an American Quilt was made into the movie How to Make an American Quilt.

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Book details for How to Make an American Quilt

How to Make an American Quilt was written by Whitney Otto. The book was published in 1991 by Ballantine Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWAn extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT is an exploration of wome... Read More
"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
An extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT is an exploration of women of yesterday and today, who join together in a uniquely female experience. As they gather year after year, their stories, their wisdom, their lives, form the pattern from which all of us draw warmth and comfort for ourselves.
A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE COMING OUT FALL 1995
-- with Maya Angelou, Winona Ryder, and Rip Torn

Movie details for How to Make an American Quilt

The movie was released in 1995 and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who also directed A Thousand Acres (1997). How to Make an American Quilt was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Nelligan, Alfre Woodard, Kaelynn Craddick, Sara Craddick, Kate Capshaw, Adam Baldwin, Dermot Mulroney, Maya Angelou, Lois Smith, Jean Simmons, Denis Arndt, Rip Torn, Derrick O'Connor, Johnathon Schaech, Samantha Mathis, Loren Dean and Melinda Dillon.

 

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Based on the bestseller by Whitney Otto, this film seemed to miss all the poetry and the ephemeral charms of the wispy novel by trying to make a concrete movie out of it. Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (who made a similar hash out of A Thousand Acres), th... Read More
Based on the bestseller by Whitney Otto, this film seemed to miss all the poetry and the ephemeral charms of the wispy novel by trying to make a concrete movie out of it. Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (who made a similar hash out of A Thousand Acres), the film centers on Winona Ryder, who is debating her impending marriage and decides to make up her mind while spending the summer with her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn). This leads to a variety of encounters with Grandma and her sewing circle (which includes Anne Bancroft, Kate Nelligan, and Maya Angelou, among others), who reminisce about men, love, and marriage. It's put together piecemeal, like a quilt, but the parts add up to a fragmented, unsatisfying whole, despite some solid acting. --Marshall Fine