Due to a very bad head cold I haven't been able to quilt. When one is sick in bed, something you can do is watch movies. Here are some I'd like to recommend. Why? Because when you are watching them, look for the quilts!
In Steve Martin's Roxanne, look at the scenes of the interior of Roxanne's house. There are some beautiful quilts on the walls and on her bed. (I tried to find some movie stills of the quilts for you, but couldn't find any!) This is one of my favorite movies. Favorite line: "Earn more session by sleeving!"...you have to watch the movie in order to get that!In Sarah, Plain and Tall, starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken, there's a beautiful Double Wedding Ring quilt on the bed.
In the 1985 film, Anne of Green Gables, there are many quilts throughout. Seems like the quilts on Anne's bed change all the time. Lucky girl!
Of course, while you're looking at the beautiful quilts, enjoy the cute story of the darling girl with a vivid imagination who catches the eye of handsome Gilbert Blythe!
And who can forget the gorgeous quilt Susan Sarrandon's character gives her daughter in Stepmom! Oh, I wish I could have found a picture of that! Rent the DVD just to see that beautiful quilt!
Perhaps you didn't see the beautiful Amish-style quilt in the movie Baby Boom, starring Diane Keaton. The quilt is hanging in her New York apartment and later you see it again in her home in the country. Diane Keaton's character even mentions quilts! She thinks she's going to the country to start baking pies and making quilts!
Of course, you didn't think I would fail to mention How to Make an American Quilt. You'll drool over the beautiful wedding quilt you see being made through the movie. Of course, many quilters gasp in the scene where Winona Ryder's character wraps herself in the quilt and runs off to find her fiance, Sam. The quilt is dragged slightly in the dirt! Favorite line: "Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches."
And last but not least, the quilt that Bill Murray wakes up under each morning in Groundhog Day. That quilt is practically a star. After all you see it over and over again as Bill Murray's character wakes up on Groundhog Day again and again! The most repeated line in the movie: "Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today."
Rent these movies today and look for the quilts!
Know any others I forgot to mention?