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Just saw "Innovation Nation" by Moe Roca on CBS.  Great story about a 1800 era quilter who was absolute genius in her design and execution of quilts.  Wow, just wow.  Hope googling it will bring it up for you to see too.  Susan McCord was amazing.  How had I never heard of her before?
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Any relation to Sam?
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Ha, ha, no...Susan was a real person, and I'm afraid Sam was fictional!
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Ah! I was wondering if anyone would "get" the reference...
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Is there any w@y I could find this program on the web to see it ...sounds great.
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Kathleen, Try googling "Watch CBS Innovation Susan McCord episode."    It was episode #136.  
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I saw some of her quilts online, they are truly stunning.
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Marie, yes.  In the CBS show, they were stored in a quilt museum, and quite a few were pulled out and shown to us.  Amazing woman!
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this should get you the video, at least a taste of it. She was too poor to own a sewing machine
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Well, that was interesting, too.  She was very talented too, but that's not the show I was thinking of!  Different lady, different name.  ha. ha.  Well, if I knew more about how to get it loaded here, I would gladly do so!  Sorry!
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Short video that just has a bit about half way in  (1.46).  


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Marie, yes.  In the CBS show, they were stored in a quilt museum, and quite a few were pulled out and shown to us.  Amazing woman!


I could not get the programme, but I managed to see the quilts, and their details, on the museum site. Truly awesome, such an amazing woman. There must have been many women making such quilts throughout the US and areas of the UK too, I guess. Somehow, I feel that the quilts in 'Alias Grace' have come to life with the exceptional work of Susan McCord.
The twining vines with leaves, and another with leaves are my favourites. 

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Thank you, Marie, for the hint about a show I'll have to check out.  I've heard of "Alias Grace" but have not yet watched it.  Will check that out!  Glad you could see those quilts from the museum site.
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