Director Jenalia Moreno in attendance*
Special ticket prices apply! General admission is $10. MFAH members, members of the Houston Cinema Arts Society, members of the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), students with ID, and seniors receive a $2 discount.
Cosponsored by the Houston Cinema Arts Society.
Stitched is a fun-filled documentary capturing the enormity of the quilting world with more than 21 million quilters in the U.S. alone. The film follows three quilters racing to complete their entries for the largest quilt show in the nation – the International Quilt Festival held in Houston, Texas. In an industry filled with quilting superstars who have developed a following by teaching their craft, the Houston show draws more than 50,000 quilters including three controversial artists. Quilting legend Caryl Bryer Fallert was the first to win a major prize for her quilt made with a sewing machine. She mentored Hollis Chatelain who caused a stir when she won an award for a painted quilt. And Hollis mentored Randall Cook who sparked controversy with his quilt of a male nude. In this documentary, these quilters create their pieces to compete in the 2010 quilt show. Behind every stitch, there is a story of friendship, art and passion.
On June 1, the screening is followed by a 45-minute a panel discussion with the three filmmakers.
Alfred Cervantes, deputy director of the Houston Film Commission, serves as moderator.
On June 2, the screening is followed by a Q&A session focused primarily on quilting itself.
Guest panelists are Bob Ruggiero, public relations director for Quilts, Inc.—coordinator
of the International Quilt Festival—and Libby Lehman, a renowned quilter, instructor, and author.
*Jenalia Moreno is an award-winning print journalist whose colorful stories bring her subjects to life. Her travels to Argentina, Guatemala, Cuba, and other Latin American nations resulted in touching articles about immigration, impoverished workers, and international diplomacy. She’s interviewed everyone from presidents to street merchants. Her articles and videos about longshoremen, Spain’s olive oil industry, and a drought won state and national awards. She spends her free time making documentaries and travel shows.