How to Make an American Quilt

How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

There's beauty in the patterns of life.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1995-10-06
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 171 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
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From 171 Ratings


Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.

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  • 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
  • Alicia 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
  • Adam Baldwin

    as Finn's Father
  • Michael McElroy

    as Baby Pres
  • Ari Meyers

    as Duff
  • Jane Alden

    as Em's Mother
  • Tamala Jones

    as Anna's Great Grandmother
  • Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

    as Little Anna
  • Will Estes

    as Boy at Party
  • Mykelti Williamson

    as Winston
  • Kaela Green

    as Evie
  • Kaelynn Craddick

    as Young Finn
  • Sara Craddick

    as Young Finn
  • Gail Strickland

    as The Mrs.
  • Krysten Lee Wilson

    as Baby Duff
  • Kellie Lynn Wilson

    as Baby Duff
  • Brian McElroy

    as Baby Pres
  • Paige Kettner

    as Little Evie
  • Ryanne Kettner

    as Little Evie
  • Annie Mae Hunter

    as Little Duff
  • Matt Zusser

    as Pres
  • David Williams

    as Em's Father
  • Harvey E. Lee Jr.

    as Anna's Great Grandfather
  • Debra Stricklin

    as Lady Guest
  • María Celedonio

    as Young Anna
  • Charles Parks

    as Male Guest
  • Jonah Rooney

    as Boy at Party
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Camera Janusz Kamiński Director of Photography
Production Walter F. Parkes Executive Producer
Production Mary Vernieu Casting
Crew P.J. Hogan Thanks
Directing P.J. Hogan Second Unit Director
Directing Jocelyn Moorhouse Director
Editing Jill Bilcock Editor
Production Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Art Ed Verreaux Art Direction
Art Leslie Dilley Production Design
Directing Leslie Dilley Second Unit Director
Art Marvin March Set Decoration
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Production Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Production Patricia Whitcher Unit Production Manager
Production Patricia Whitcher Co-Producer
Crew Dan Bradley Stunt Coordinator
Directing Sergio Mimica-Gezzan First Assistant Director
Sound Russell Williams II Production Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Myers Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Valli O'Reilly Key Makeup Artist
Production Sarah Pillsbury Producer
Costume & Make-Up Robert L. Stevenson Hairstylist
Writing Jane Anderson Screenplay
Production Deborah Jelin Newmyer Executive Producer
Production Midge Sanford Producer
Crew Martin Cohen Post Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Mindy Hall Makeup Artist
Directing Leslie Park Script Supervisor
Production Erica Frauman Post Production Coordinator
Camera Mitch Dubin Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Candace Neal Key Hair Stylist
Sound Richard Burton Sound Editor
Sound Terry Rodman Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Janine Rath Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Lynne K. Eagan Makeup Artist
Camera Jim Kwiatkowski Key Grip
Directing Sean Hobin Second Assistant Director
Writing Whitney Otto Novel
Production Kris Nielsen Production Coordinator
Sound Tim Sexton Music Supervisor
Crew Martin Becker Special Effects
Visual Effects Martin Becker Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Jerry Molen Thanks