In 1999, the International Quilt Festival in Houston conducted the ultimate search to find 100 of the most acclaimed quilts of the 20th Century. That fall the selected quilts were together for the show of a lifetime, and our cameras were there to meet the quilters and to record the stories of a Century of Quilts.
Each quilt was chosen not just for its beauty, but also for its contribution to the art of quiltmaking. A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth documents several of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century. We meet the artists, the quilts, and the stories preserved in the cloth.