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Kathleen Ware, Quiltmaker

Film by Sharon R. Sherman
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Cinematographer: Steve Mandell
Sound: Steven Zibelman
Editing: Sharon Sherman
Copyright: 1979, Sharon Sherman
32 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1979
Distributor: Sharon Sherman
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Kathleen Ware, Quiltmaker (1920--2001), captures both the folk art of quiltmaking and the personality of an individual folk artist. Located in the coast range of Oregon, the Ware home sits by the side of a well-traveled highway and attracts numerous quilt enthusiasts. The film shows Kathleen Ware's daily life and includes interactions with customers and family members. Unique is the film's handling of the economic aspect of quiltmaking in addition to personal aesthetics.

From the placing of an order to the completion of the last stitch, the film details the entire process of creating a traditional Lone Star quilt. As the quilt grows, so does our knowledge of Kathleen Ware's vibrant spirit as quiltmaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.

I started making a quilt one day, jut to be doing something, and my husband come in, "What do you want to do that for? You got enough of those made already!" So just to have something to say, I said, "Oh, I'll sell 'em." And so I did. And that's the way I got started . . . .

The biggest majority of people are fascinated with the Lone Star and it's always been one of my favorites too. The easiest ay of doing it is the way I put it together, and it took me a while to learn how to do that.
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Kathleen Ware


Kathleen Ware died on December 8, 2001.


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