Thursday, April 2, 2009

Look For The Quilts!

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?

15 comments:

Lisa said...

I love watching movies to find the quilts and also beautiful knits. It's like my own scavanger hunt!

Debra said...

I'm fond of looking at the interiors too. Hope you are feeling much better--you've had a rough few weeks!

Marianne said...

On TV. There is a show called Army Wives and the quilts at the head of the beds are beautiful!

Sherri said...

Now I'm going to have to watch all of these movies...thanks for the list!!! Guess I'd better get some handwork ready to do first! Oh, and I hope you're feeling better soon!

Beth said...

I'm glad to know I"m not the only one who notice those things! My family has been telling me for years I'm CRAZY! (they didn't already know that???) There is a yoyo quilt on the table in Meg Ryan's apartment on Sleepless in Seattle, a nice quilt on her bed in You;ve Got Mail...and another movie I can see in my mind's eye but no name is popping up! It will come to me in the middle of the night...:::Sigh::::

Staci Jayne Love said...

Oh...I forgot about Gilbert Blythe! I have to watch Anne of Green Gables again! Classic.
Notice how all of those films are your favorites? I wonder which came first the love for the movie, or the love for the quilts in the movies?

Pam said...

7 Brides for 7 Brothers!! love that movie...
when the brothers kidnap the girls and they are stuck up on the mountain.. they even make clothes/skirts out of quilts!!! that's a must watch for quilts.. :0)

Suzanne said...

It's fun to know other people do that too....I just watched Peyton Place and there were all sorts of quilts thru out the movie.

Sheila said...

My former significant other, his daughter and I would always shout "QUILT!" when we saw one on a show or a movie (I still do). It got to be almost a contest.

Shannon said...

Oh, Vivian! Thank you for sharing these movies and quilts with us. I only caught a few of these...It's been a long time since I've seen some of these movies and some not at all.

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites and I did notice her quilts!

Get Well Soon.....

Snickerdoodle said...

I hope you are feeling better. Living on the other side of the continent, I enjoy seeing what you are doing both in quilting and in the Church. My prayers go out for your health.

Lesley M said...

What about Little Women, Nanny McPhee and loads of knitted and crocheted blankets in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Sandi said...

I couldn't sleep so came to the computer. Have had the flu and am better but still suffering the cough. I typed in "Quilts in the movies" and you came up. I wondered if I was the only one who watches old movies in search of quilts. I'm so glad to find I am not alone. Three of my favorites for quilts are Mildred Pierce with Joan Crawford, Since You Went Away with Claudette Colbert and old John Wayne movies and Roy Rogers films from the 30's and 40's. There are some real charmers in those old movies.

Shirley J said...

love this subject, a favourite of mine. All the quilts in a Little House on the prairy, http://www.walnutgrove.org/museum.htm and uh, in the movie Doc Hollywood -with Michael J Fox- he walks out of the house with a quilt over his shoulders.

faun00 said...

I have that quilt from Groundhog Day. It was a wholesale / handmade quilt. I remember when I saw the movie I said; "Hey that's my quilt! " I love that quilt, but my son stole it from me. He will use nothing but it. I have repaired it so much that I have put way more hours into it then whoever made it. It is now in tatters and he still won't give it up so I am now hoping to find another one so I can replace it.