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How To Make An American Quilt


6 Oct 1995

1 hr 57 min

Drama, Romance

There's beauty in the patterns of life.
Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt. Finn is a young graduate student, finishing a master's thesis, and preparing for marriage to her fiance Sam. But thoughts of the end of the free life, and a potential summer fling, intrude. She goes home to her grandmother, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting-bee friends, laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her course.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 4 nominations.


Sarah Pillsbury (Producer)




Winona Ryder (as Finn Dodd)
Anne Bancroft (as Glady Joe Cleary)
Ellen Burstyn (as Hy Dodd)
Kate Nelligan (as Constance Saunders)
Jean Simmons (as Em)
Maya Angelou (as Anna)
Alfre Woodard (as Marianna)
Dermot Mulroney (as Sam)
Lois Smith (as Sophia)
Kate Capshaw (as Sally)
Rip Torn (as Arthur)
Johnathon Schaech (as Leon)
Samantha Mathis (as Young Sophia)
Joanna Going (as Young Em)
Esther Rolle (as Aunt Pauline)
Jared Leto (as Beck)
Claire Danes (as Young Glady Joe)
Lecy Goranson (as Young Hy)
Holland Taylor (as Mrs. Rubens)
Tim Guinee (as Young Dean)
Derrick O'Connor (as Dean)
Loren Dean (as Preston)
Melinda Dillon (as Mrs. Darling)
Richard Jenkins (as Howell)
Denis Arndt (as James)



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