How To Make An American Quilt


1h 49m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Berkeley graduate student Finn is spending the summer at the home of her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe. Surrounded by orange groves in Grasse, California, her grandmother's house is a quiet haven where Finn intends to actually finish her latest thesis, this one on the rituals of women's

Film Details

Also Known As
Hur man gör ett amerikanskt lapptäcke
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Santa Paula, California, USA; Santa Barbara, California, USA; Redlands, California, USA; Fillmore, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

Berkeley graduate student Finn is spending the summer at the home of her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe. Surrounded by orange groves in Grasse, California, her grandmother's house is a quiet haven where Finn intends to actually finish her latest thesis, this one on the rituals of women's handiwork in tribal cultures. More important, Finn needs the summer to think over a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Sam. Her eyes are about to be opened by the women who've seen it all. Hy and Glady Joe's house is also the longtime home of the Grasse Quilting Bee, made up of a group of remarkable women who are Finn's extended family. As they gather to make her wedding quilt, the women tell Finn the stories of the loves that shaped their lives. Tales of true love, betrayal, joy and heartbreak come to life in scenes which span from 1860 to the present, each story as individual as the women themselves.

Crew

Mike Nick Adams

Other

Ria Pavia Adler

Casting Associate

Linda Aiken

Other

Joy Alexander

Assistant

Michelle Alexander

Assistant

Jane Anderson

Screenplay

Albert Aquino

Boom Operator

Rosa Arcega

Caterer

Leo Baker

Driver

Russell Baker

Driver

John R Baldwin

Driver

William Ballard

Driver

Evelyne Barbier

Set Designer

Jan Barbieri

Other

Kevin Bartnoff

Foley Artist

Andy Bass

Other

Martin Becker

Special Effects Supervisor

Bob Beher

Foley Editor

Pamela Bentkowski

Foley Editor

Louise Berkley

Other

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

Pat Bietz

Foley

Jill Bilcock

Editor

Larry Blanford

Director Of Photography

Larry Blanford

Dp/Cinematographer

Marek Bojsza

Other

Adam Braff

Swing Gang

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Dale Brandenburg

Caterer

Bill Brasier

Projectionist

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Eddie Braun

Stunts

Dina Brendlinger

Assistant Production Coordinator

Elena Holden Bress

Assistant Production Accountant

Robert A Bress

Transportation

Tristan Brighty

Assistant Editor

Bill Buckingham

Best Boy

Heidi Bulmer

Assistant

Michael B Bunch

Props

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Richard Burton

Sound Editor

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Talentino Caira

Driver

Bob Calvert

Special Effects Foreman

Angie Campbell

Transportation

Rick Canelli

Adr

Eddie A Canett

Driver

Richard Chirco

Swing Gang

Chuck Cohen

Photography

David B Cohen

Sound Editor

Martin Cohen

Post-Production Supervisor

Jan Coscarelli

Other

Sharon Iris Crall

Costumes

Jeff Crandell

Assistant Location Manager

Terry Crnic

Driver

Linda Croll

Assistant

Patricia Cullen

Production Supervisor

Robert Curcuru

Driver

Christine Dabbs

Other

Lisa M Dannenbaum

Apprentice

John Dardis

Other

Willie Dawkins

Other

Haryl Deason

Transportation

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Leslie Dilley

Unit Director

Leslie Dilley

Production Designer

Patrice Dinhut

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Carolyn Ducroq

Dialect Coach

Lynne Eagan

Makeup Artist

James Earley

Grip

Kevin Erb

Best Boy Grip

Stephanie Flack

Sound Editor

Douglas Fox

Property Master

Bobbi Francis-mcdonald

Other

Richard Frasca

Caterer

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Coordinator

Walter Freitas

Driver

Wally Frick

Driver

Matt Friedman

Assistant Editor

David Gabrielli

Props

Kelly Gallagher-abbott

Other

Lee Garibaldi

Driver

Cordie Gary

Other

Marc Gebauer

Other

Charley H Gilleran

Key Rigging Grip

Defoi Glenn

Assistant

Jack P Glenn

Dolly Grip

Jane Goe

Other

Tim Gonzales

Craft Service

Rene Gonzalez

Projectionist

Jarek Gorczycki

Lighting

Daniel R Gordon

Driver

Rhona Gordon

Other

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Ron Grafton

Foley Recordist

Joseph Gray

Props

Pete Gregory

Sound Recordist

Mindy Hall

Makeup Artist

Kirk D. Hansen

Other

Kenneth L Hardman

Driver

Paul David Harris

Other

Robb Hastigan

Accounting Assistant

Rachel Heilpern

Costumes

Susan Henry

Other

Emma E. Hickox

Associate Editor

Michelle Hilsabeck

Other

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Liz Himmelstein

Dialect Coach

Sean Hobin

Assistant Director

Andrea Horta

Adr Supervisor

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

John W Hoskins

Foreman

Russell Hoverson

Driver

Lawrence Hubbs

Assistant Art Director

Amy Hughes

Set Production Assistant

Michael Hunter

Swing Gang

Jackson R Iblings

Driver

Dream Quest Images

Visual Effects

Spook James

Key Grip

Spook James

Grip

Arnette Jasperson

Other

Adam Jenkins

Rerecording

Chris Jenkins

Rerecording

Malle Jenson

Assistant

Allan Johnson

Special Effects

Jay Johnson

Other

Marci R Johnson

Costumes

Margaret Johnson

Production Assistant

Lorin T Jordan

Driver

Tom Jordan

Camera

Gail Just

Costumes

Janusz Kaminski

Director Of Photography

Janusz Kaminski

Dp/Cinematographer

Constance A Kazmer

Sound Editor

Richard Kelley

Assistant Camera Operator

Gary E Kincaid

Driver

James R Kwiatkowski

Key Grip

John Labib

Assistant Production Coordinator

William Law Iii

Set Designer

Mia Levinson

Assistant

Stephen Luce

Driver

Joshua Lusby

Set Designer

Laurie Macdonald

Executive Producer

Marvin March

Set Decorator

David Marquette

Other

Bob Martel

Assistant Sound Editor

Eileen Maul

Stunts

Amie Frances Mccarthy-winn

Assistant Property Master

Robert Bruce Mccleery

Lighting Technician

Patty Mccormick

Consultant

Stephen Mcgehee

Other

Cliff Mclaughlin

Stunts

Steven Meizler

Other

John Merten

Sound Recordist

Murray Miller

Location Manager

Sergio Mimica-gezzan

Assistant Director

Karen Minahan

Adr

Bob Minor

Stunts

Oscar Mitt

Assistant Sound Editor

Sue Moore

Costume Supervisor

Leslie Morris

Music Contractor

Robert Morrisey

Assistant Sound Editor

Larry Motes

Driver

J Michael Muro

Steadicam Operator

Ruth Myers

Costume Designer

David Napoli

Swing Gang

Candace Neal

Hair Stylist

Robert A Neal

Driver

Thomas Newman

Music

Thomas Newman

Music Conductor

Deborah Jelin Newmyer

Executive Producer

Kris Nielsen

Production Coordinator

Charles Nippell

Best Boy

Angela Nunez

Casting Associate

Bob O'brien

Sound Editor

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Valli O'reilly

Makeup Artist

Bill Olson

Other

Whitney Otto

Source Material (From Novel)

Richard Padgett

Transportation Captain

Leslie Park

Script Supervisor

Walter F. Parkes

Executive Producer

Thomas Pasatieri

Music Arranger

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Daniel Pershing

Grip

Caroline Perzan

Props Buyer

Sarah Pillsbury

Producer

Nerissa Politzer

Animal Wrangler

Alan Porter

Other

Lara Porzak

Assistant

Ray Prado

Storyboard Artist

Christopher Prampin

Other

Susan Prince

Assistant Director

Jeffrey Purpus

Driver

Janine Rath-anderson

Hair Stylist

Matt Rebenkoff

Set Production Assistant

Christopher Rigby

Driver

Robert Rodenbaugh

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Hur man gör ett amerikanskt lapptäcke
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Santa Paula, California, USA; Santa Barbara, California, USA; Redlands, California, USA; Fillmore, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 6, 1995

Released in United States on Video April 30, 1996

Began shooting October 27, 1994.

Completed shooting February 6, 1995.

Released in United States on Video April 30, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 6, 1995