Olivia Loomis Merrion
Every year, thousands of quilters descend upon Paducah, Kentucky for its annual quilt competition, doubling the town’s population. “The Academy Awards of quilting” is a weeklong spectacle in which quilters from all over the world vie for the coveted Best of Show award. Beyond the competition, the film weaves through stories of individual quilters to reveal deeper motivations behind the art.
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Olivia is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in Oakland, California. Her work focuses on social justice narratives and examining the crucial roles of art, music, and the environment. She directs, edits and works on both commercial and editorial projects.
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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020
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Director: Olivia Loomis Merrion
Executive Producers: Aubrey Aden-Buie, Elisa Gambino
Cinematographer: John Picklap
Editor: Nico Bovat, Olivia Loomis Merrion
Music: Aled Roberts, Sam Simkoff
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