This is one of those wonderfully endearing and timeless movies that you'll watch again and again. Winona Ryder heads a large cast of top drawer actors which includes Rip Torn, Jean Simmons, Kate Capshaw, Ellen Burstyn, Alfre Woodard, Ester Roller, and Denis Arnot.
Finn, a recently engaged college gal is staying with her grandmother over the summer while she works on her thesis. Her grandmother, great aunt, and friends gather together to sew a wedding quilt for her with the theme " where love resides. " As these women work together to sew the quilt they each tell their stories of hope, love, loss, forgiveness and reconciliation, personal change, friendship, and joy. Their stories weave together to form a sort of magic which is both enchanting and beautiful. As the quilt progresses we not only learn about making a quilt, we also learn about the personal emotional contribution of each quilter which actually becomes part of the finished product. The film incorporates some visually beautiful scenery and color combinations and some well done scenes of the forties and fifties. This is an especially well done "chick flick", one you're sure to remember!