Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quilts in Movies!

Let's keep an eye out for quilts in movies!

I'll go first: There are some quilts/crocheted blankets in Charlie Bucket's grandparents' bedroom in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (The old one, not the newer version with Johnny Depp.) Maybe also the Hobbit or a Harry Potter movie?

I know there are lots more, I just can't remember which movies! Do you have any favorites?

71 comments:

Pamela said...

Don't know why in the world I remember this, but there are quilts in the movie Arachnophobia! Guess I'd rather look at quilts than spiders - ha!

QuiltChick said...

Movies-Stepmom, with Susan Sarandon, Groundhog Day in the B&B, The Holiday; TV shows- The Waltons, Army Wives, As Time Goes By.

Bill said...

You'e Got Mail - Meg's Ryan's character has a couple in her home.

May Britt said...

And of course the movie: How to make an american quilt :)

I found this link on the net telling about several others:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/quilt/msg1222213910371.html?31

Rosa-Munda said...

The Horse Wisperer had a lovely blue & white antique quilt.

Wendy said...

Diane Keaton's house in the Hamptons in SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE and the hexagon crocheted blanket on the back of the sofa in THE SUPERHERO MOVIE with Leslie Neilson. I have always wanted to make a huge hexy quilt since I saw that yarn one.

puntadas de una peregrina said...

Por supuesto, los que aparecen en el dormitorio de los niños en "La niñera Mágica", son muy "retro" y en la pelicula Jumanji, aunque aparece solo por unos segundos.

alli b said...

There is an amazing quilt in Sleepy Hollow - with Johnny Depp on it to boot :)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vPoQiImnF_c/TQ5LMwp9SXI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/RE0hEM6nP0I/s1600/DSC00235.JPG

June Calender said...

I just saw the new movie Descendents with George Clooney, there is a yellow and white Hawaiian style quilt first seen on the wife in a coma in the hospital and at the end shared by the family as they settle on the sofa to eat ice cream. BTW, it's a very good movie.

Di said...

I always loved the pinwheel quilt in the TV show "As Time Goes By". Of course there's the quilt in "How to Make an American Quilt" as well.

Dorothy said...

There's a quilt in the classic movie Bells of St. Mary's. Someone in my on-line quilt group noticed it a couple years ago. They liked it so much they hunted down a still from the movie showing the quilt, and we drafted the pattern for her!

mcksilva said...

There's a nice nine-patch in The Shipping News and some awesome examples in Nanny McPhee.

Dana KBS said...

In "Sleepless in Seattle" Meg Ryan has a yo-yo quilt on her table as a tablecloth.

Meg said...

My husband and I recently watched the 2003-2004 HBO series Carnivale, which takes place during the Great Depression. Some amazing quilts, and I'm still so sad the series didn't continue.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

There´s a nice string quilt in "Overboard" with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (on the armchair).
And in "You´ve got Mail" there is one on Meg Ryan´s bed.

And if granny square blankets count, too: Roseanne! :-)

shannon said...

Bella's mother gives her a t-shirt quilt from their vacations in the second Twilight movie..

Leeanne said...

I have the full set of Dr Quinn Medicine Women and there a re plenty in that, in fact in one scene to my horror she uses one to put a fire out!!!
Little House on the Prairie is another....I this set as well, love these!
Little Women has nice ones too.

Terri said...

When Zuzu is in her bed, I think she has a quilt, and there's a quilt on the honeymoon bed, too. You know "It's a Wonderful Life!"

LindaSchiffer said...

There is a tattered-but-still-beautiful crazy quilt of velvets and satins in the Harry Potter movie where they are exploring inside Sirius Black's house (next to last movie?)

:) Linda

Teri said...

I just posted on my blog about a quilt that I found in a movie. I have been keeping track for a while. I found one when watching the Bells of Saint Marys
I took a photo of the screen
http://teriquilts.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-is-coming-quickly.html
Also, I made a pattern of a quilt that I saw in the movie Christmas with the Kranks. It was a red and white quilt they kept running past that was hanging on their hallway wall. Another old Christmas movie called " A Gift of Love" with Lee Remik and Angela Landsbury had a quilt on the bed. I try to pause the TV and snap a photo when I run across a quilt in a Movie. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what the pattern might be.

Irene G. said...

Of course, my favorite is "How to make An American quilt! ANd I thought I was the only quilter who spotted quilts in movies and TV shows too!
Irene

Quiltalicious said...

Seems to me I recall a few tattered quilts in the movie 'Annie'... but I just saw a recent stage adaptation too, so I might be confusing that with the movie.

Diane said...

I think I remember a really great scrap quilt (19th century?) on the bed in one of the scenes of "Annie Hall".

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Was just watching this weeks Prime Suspect (tv show) and on the wall behind the bed of someone they were arresting was a great quilt - had a celtic applique knot in the middle and a checkerboard border all around.

Helen said...

I am always delightfully distracted by quilts in movies. Just watched Annie Hall again and noticed the quilt in the bedroom scene. Love it!!!

Desert Threads said...

You all forgot about "Witness" with the Amish quilting and quilts with Harrison Ford.

Diane said...

Wasn't Harrison shirtless in Witness?? No wonder I forgot about the quilts.

Diane said...

There is a quilt in star trek insurrection believe it or not.

Barbara said...

In the tv series ' Six Feet Under' I notice a really beautiful cream quilt with soft warm pastel squares and very simple quilting. I fell in love with this quilt and tried to copy the pattern while freezing the picture. Interestingly, the continuity people must have not taken their job very seriously, because the quilt first appeared at one house and then in a later series it appeared in a different person's room. Of course, I spotted it - it is such a beautiful quilt.

JoyceLM said...

I too noticed the quilt hanging on the wall in the TV show Prime Suspect. I love this show, but this quilt grabbed my attention - lovely Irish chain with center medallion. Another favorite TV show is the British sitcom As Time Goes By. They have a pinwheel quilt on their bed that I admire everytime there's a bedroom scene.

Janet said...

There are quilts in the first Nanny Mcphee movie.

Dawnhenry said...

In "New In Town" Renae Zellweger wraps up in a really beautiful quilt when she wakes up in her freezing Minnesota home. It's a good movie!!

Dawnhenry said...

And I also love the Amish wool quilt that Diane Keaton has hanging on her wall in "Babyboom".
I've probably watched it 50 times, and I always have to pause it to zoom in on the quilt.

Lori said...

Beetlejuice- Grandmother Flower Garden near the beginning of the movie.

Kim said...

I just watch "Groundhog Day" and there is hideous wall hanging quilt
that has checkered blocks alternated with appliqued ground hogs. Also one on the bed in Bill Murrays room that is nice and scrappy...Irish Chain maybe.

Oh look now I see Quiltchick already said Groundhog day.

Happy Sewing

patty a. said...

Hello Karen. I am just getting caught up on my blog reading after being out of commission for 6 weeks after surgery. Here are a couple more movie quilts. 'Uncle Buck' - Tia, the teenage daughter, had a beautiful green, gold, and red pineapple log cabin quilt on her bed. 'Dances with Wolves' - the charater the late Robert Pastorelli played in the movie (same actor that was Eldon in Murphy Brown)had a very worn patchwork quilt he slept under out on the open pairie.

puffycat said...

Just saw The Descendants starring George Clooney. In the final scene there is a well loved Hawaiian quilt that they snuggle under on the sofa.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

If television counts, there was a beautiful quilt hanging on the wall in the Press Secretary's (Allison Janney aka CJ Cregg) office of "West Wing".

Amy said...

I've been watching The Walking Dead and there is a quilt in it. Crazy - I'm glad I'm not the only one to spot them too :)

Shirley said...

Not forgetting the episode of Murder, She Wrote where Angela Lansbury goes off to buy a Amish quilt. My favourite is Stepmom though. I knew I couldn't be the only person to spot quilts in tv and film.

Lettyb said...

I think there is generally a quilt in EVERY movie. There are some exceptions, but I'm so quilt obsessed I nearly always spot a glimpse or two of them. The new tv seriest on TNT about the Hatfields and McCoys has some yummy ones - I wish I could see them fully!

PrairiePeasant said...

I just saw Moonrise Kingdom--a wonderful and quirky movie. Several quilts to be seen on the beds of Suzy's parents.

WalkingMissMolly said...

Anne of Green Gables and also the two color quilt in the TV show Friends thrown over the couch.

WalkingMissMolly said...

Anne of Green Gables and also the two color quilt in the TV show Friends thrown over the couch.

Barb said...

There are quilts in the movie "Still Missing" which is based on Beth Gutcheon's novel of the same name.

Barb said...

There are quilts in the movie "Still Missing" which is based on Beth Gutcheon's novel of the same name.

Die Medea said...

My favorites:
"For richer or poorer" (Kirstie Alley&Tim Allen)
"Little house on the prairie"
"The first wifes club" (on Brendas bed)

gloria g. said...

I too look for quilts in movies and TV shows, but memory always lets me down unless I write it down. But I do watch The Young and The Restless, and in the coffee shop they have shown a paper pieced coffee cup hanging on the wall, and in the past one with paper pieced shoes......I have admired the shoe one, and even looked up the pattern.

gloria g. Hemingway, SC

RustyBird said...

There are quilts in Norma Rae in the scene when she gets home from jail and wakes the kids, there are quilts on their beds.

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Reba Ruby Rose said...

When Harry Met Sally - one on Meg Ryan's bed. Daryl Hannah wraps herself in one, and there are others in the house she rents in Roxanne.

Pam said...

just saw a couple of lovely ones in "Lincoln." But one of my favorites is is the HBO series #1 Ladies Detective Agency. Beautiful African fabrics. Can't remember which episode, but anyway you should watch them all. ALso some good Hawaiian quilts in "The Descendants." That's it for now!

grendelskin said...

My favorite movie in which a quilt plays a central role is "The Price of Milk," a little indie film. Wonderful story.

Reba Ruby Rose said...

A group of ladies are sitting around quilting in Chinatown

Lynda D said...

Most recently in Lincoln.

Lorely said...

Does anyone have a photo of the crotched bed cover/quilt on the little girl's bed in the first Nanny McPhee movie?

I'd really like to see a picture of this!

greedy said...

Has anyone said Kramer v Kramer? Theres a double wedding ring quilt in that one....

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Moniek van Sandick said...

The proposal. The quilt has even a name: the babymaker!

Lizzie P said...

Big Business. Love that film...

patty a. said...

Doc Hollywood with Michael J. Fox - there is a wonderful courthouse steps quilt in the log cabin where he stays and another quilt - don' t know the pattern - he wraps up in.

Vivian said...

I recently saw a rerun episode of the "Family Matters" TV show called "The Quilt" (Season 1 Episode 11 and seemingly pre-Urkel). The quilt in the story was a Crazy Quilt owned by the grandmother character in the series. It was said to be a family quilt that recorded the history of their family "going back 200 years".

The plot revolves around the oldest granddaughter holding a garage sale where she winds up selling the quilt before she knew its full provenance and even though her grandmother had told her not to include it in the sale.

In the end, the granddaughter tracks down the buyer (an antiques dealer) and gets the quilt back (after a tearful plea) and the family gathers around and the quilt's story is told and the quilt is handed down to the next generation.

Ironically, the episode resonated with me more now that I am a quilter (and know something about lost family quilts). If I had seen it at the time it aired, I don't know if I would have appreciated the story as much.

Cindy said...

This is a fun thread!

I love the two or three quilts in Little Women, the nineties one with Winona Ryder. There's a dark wool one with salmon shoo fly pattern that is so simple and so pretty. I think there's another one that's dark with album pattern squares.

That one in Sleepy Hollow is really something. Burned into my mind!

I just saw Coal Miner's Daughter and there are a whole mess of quilts hanging in the first recording studio Loretta Lynn records in, to tamp down the sound--pretty ones!

There's a quilt or two in Ashley Judd's first serious movie Ruby in Paradise.

I've seen several places people say the Moonrise Kingdom quilts are HST pattern and string quilt. It's not a string quilt--it's Broken Dishes.

There's a quilt in Star Wars. JK!

Thanks for the fun reading and beautiful quilts!

Robin's nest said...

As a child I remember a whole Ma & Pa Kettle movie involving a local show and the ensuing a quilt war. (I saw reruns of course... I'm not that old)

KevinB said...

Terms of Endearment, several quilts including the one on Debra Winger's hospital bed. I believe the pattern is Swallows in the Window. It's a tied quilt.

After having seen the movie hundreds of times, it took seeing the new 3D version to see the Ocean Waves quilt in Wizard of Oz.

Flicsha said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
It' a musical. In it the seven brides make dresses out of quilts and they do a song and dance in them. Flicsha

Dianne said...

The descendants, how to make an American quilt, Stepmom

patty a. said...

Stripes with Bill Murray. There is a quilt on the bed in his and his soon to be x-girlfriend's apartment. I had never seen the pattern before.

patty a. said...

The Wedding Date with Debra Messing. There is a very cool low volume crazy patch quilt on the bed in the boat house.

patty a. said...

Tender Mercies with Robert Duvall

Beth said...

When we saw the movie Lincoln in a theater, my sweetheart leaned over to me during a scene in which Tommy Lee Jones and his love were in bed and whispered, "Look at that quilt!" I guess living with a quilter has made an impression on him.