How to Make an American Quilt 24 years old

There's beauty in the patterns of life.

How to Make an American Quilt

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.

Credits

Rip Torn
Rip Torn

Arthur

Loren Dean
Loren Dean

Preston

Claire Danes
Claire Danes

Young Glady Joe

Samantha Mathis
Samantha Mathis

Young Sophia

Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder

Finn Dodd

All Cast

Name Character
Mykelti Williamson He was 35, now 60 years old as Winston
Winona Ryder She was 23, now 48 years old as Finn Dodd
Alfre Woodard She was 42, now 67 years old as Marianna
Adam Baldwin He was 33, now 58 years old as Finn's Father
Lois Smith She was 64, now 89 years old as Sophia
Melinda Dillon She was 55, now 80 years old as Mrs. Darling
Esther Rolle She was 74, 78 years old when she died as Aunt Pauline
Claire Danes She was 16, now 41 years old as Young Glady Joe
Jared Leto He was 23, now 48 years old as Beck
Ellen Burstyn She was 62, now 87 years old as Hy Dodd
Rip Torn He was 64, 88 years old when he died as Arthur
Denis Arndt He was 56, now 81 years old as James
Anne Bancroft She was 64, 73 years old when she died as Glady Joe Cleary
Holland Taylor She was 52, now 77 years old as Mrs. Rubens
Loren Dean He was 26, now 50 years old as Preston
Derrick O'Connor He was 54, 77 years old when he died as Dean
Jean Simmons She was 66, 80 years old when she died as Em
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly She was 10, now 34 years old as Little Anna
Kate Nelligan She was 45, now 70 years old as Constance Saunders
Dermot Mulroney He was 31, now 56 years old as Sam
Samantha Mathis She was 25, now 50 years old as Young Sophia
Richard Jenkins He was 48, now 73 years old as Howell
Will Estes He was 16, now 41 years old as Boy at Party
Jane Alden as Em's Mother
Tim Guinee He was 32, now 57 years old as Young Dean
Johnathon Schaech He was 26, now 50 years old as Leon
Maya Angelou She was 67, 86 years old when she died as Anna
Tamala Jones She was 20, now 45 years old as Anna's Great Grandmother
Joanna Going She was 32, now 56 years old as Young Em
Lecy Goranson She was 21, now 45 years old as Young Hy
Kate Capshaw She was 41, now 66 years old as Sally
Ari Meyers She was 26, now 51 years old as Duff

Crew

Name Department
Ed Verreaux as Art Direction. Art
Leslie Dilley as Production Design. She was 54 (now 79) years old Art
Mary Vernieu as Casting. Production
Patricia Whitcher as Co-Producer. She was 34 (now 59) years old Production
Deborah Jelin Newmyer as Executive Producer. Production
Midge Sanford as Producer. Production
Thomas Newman as Original Music Composer. He was 39 (now 64) years old Sound
Janusz Kamiński as Director of Photography. He was 36 (now 60) years old Camera
Walter F. Parkes as Executive Producer. He was 44 (now 69) years old Production
Jill Bilcock as Editor. She was 47 (now 72) years old Editing
Laurie MacDonald as Executive Producer. She was 41 (now 66) years old Production
Marvin March as Set Decoration. He was 65 (now 90) years old Art
Ruth Myers as Costume Design. She was 55 (now 80) years old Costume & Make-Up
How to Make an American Quilt poster
How to Make an American Quilt (24 years)

There's beauty in the patterns of life.

  • Release day: Friday, October 06, 1995
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Budget: USD 10,000,000.00
  • Revenue: USD 23,574,130.00