Every quilt tells a story. Within its stiches are the dreams, the challenges, the tears and the joy of the quilter. Binding the fabric is the history of the circumstances that propelled many woman-hours of creation. Cleo Lampos seeks to understand the stories of these textile masterpieces. She looks beyond the initial stunning design to investigate the imagination of the quilter, the cultural issues surrounding the creation, and the innovations needed to complete the project. Join Cleo Lampos as she discusses the Art of Gaman, Irish Patchwork, Quilts for the Thin Blue Line, Amish quilters, the women from Gees Bend. Discover the historical and philosophical underpinnings that inspire other movements in stitchery. Enrich your journey into the hearts, minds and souls of quilters by reading the accounts of everyday women who discover how life-giving their quilting can be. Every quilt tells a story. They are an essential building block of the culture that is making them. Be inspired by the women who work with fabrics and the stories they tell.