• Publication date: April 29, 2013

How to Make an American Quilt

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s directorial debut is based on the novel by Whitney Otto bearing the same name. The film follows Finn Dodd, who’s working on her doctoral thesis on women’s folk art, as her fiancé Sam proposes. She decides to spend the summer at her grandmother Hy’s house, where she finds her grandmother Hy, her great aunt Gladys Jo and their quilt group making a quilt for her marriage, with the theme ‘where love resides’…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1995

MBC Max:

May 6, 2013 17:00 (KSA) ~ May 6, 2013 16:00 (CLT)

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s directorial debut is based on the novel by Whitney Otto bearing the same name.

The film follows Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder), who’s working on her doctoral thesis on women’s folk art, as her fiancé Sam (Dermot Mulroney) proposes. She decides to spend the summer at her grandmother Hy (Ellen Burstyn)’s house, where she finds her grandmother Hy, her great aunt Gladys Jo (Anne Bancroft) and their quilt group making a quilt for her marriage, with the theme ‘where love resides’…

As the group of women start working on the quilt, they start telling stories about love, each from their perspective, in the hopes that their stories can help Finn find her true heart’s desire…

Starring:

  • Winona Ryder as Finn Dodd
  • Anne Bancroft  as Glady Jo
  • Maya Angelou as Anna
  • Ellen Burstyn as Hy [Finn’s grandmother]
  • Kate Nelligan as Constance Saunders Dean
  • Jean Simmons as Em
  • Dermot Mulroney as Sam [Finn’s fiancé]
  • Kate Capshaw as Sally [Finn’s mom]

Directed by:  Jocelyn Moorhouse

Rating:  PG-13 for a scene of drug use, some sensuality and nudity.