Here's the official word about the PBS documentary I'm producing which will be aired on October 15 from KBTC Public TV in Tacoma! Which is in western Washington state. (If you check the link, you should be able to press the arrow on the image of a quilt that will come up. It takes a minute to load, but it's pretty cool!)
" Over five thousand quilt enthusiasts converged on downtown Tacoma in August for the 3-day, 2011 Pacific West Quilt show. The excitement in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center was palpable as more than 500 traditional quilts, innovative quilts, art quilts, pictorial quilts and wearable art from 18 US states and Canadian provinces were put on display. Winners of the juried and judged event were chosen from 227 finalists.
With unprecedented access, KBTC public television went behind the scenes to capture the well-organized preparations for the show, including detailed footage of the judging by professional National Quilting Association Certified Judges. This is a process that is often not revealed to the public, so enquiring minds - who might have wondered what quilt judges are looking for when they award their ribbons - will get some answers.
”This program will dispel the myth that quilts are only utilitarian items your granny might have made to keep you warm!” said Jane Moxey, the film’s producer. “The artistry of today’s world-class regional competition quilt makers was on display for all to marvel at the show. And we captured it all with our high definition cameras.”
“How’d she do that?” is a question that continually rippled through the air at the show. The up close and personal interviews conducted with many of the top winners reveal some surprising and fascinating answers to that question. The final touch is the superb, high definition videography provided by Michael Peters, KBTC’s award-winning director and videographer, assisted by several Digital Media students from Bates Technical College."