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Quilt the Swamp (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-01-27

Duration: 00:06:37

Subjects: Nature | Arts | Museum exhibits | QUILTS | Quiltmakers | Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Young, Michael Interviewee
  • Felder, Mary Interviewee
  • Gordon, Sally Interviewee


This segment from the January 27, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Donna LaFleur’s visit to the 10-year retrospective exhibit of “Quilt the Swamp,” an annual show at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge that showcases textile art based on nature themes. LaFleur interviews Michael Young, the show’s curator, who discusses the origins of the show and the shows’ past themes. She also interviews two of the show’s participants, Mary Felder and Sally Gordon, who discuss the inspiration behind their quilts and their growth as quilters. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford