Directed By
Julianne Donofrio
Documentary Features

Pieced Together

"Pieced Together" is the first documentary film on the quilt square trail movement. It is a story of love between a mother and daughter, survival, and pride in one's community.

It all started with a simple idea: Donna Sue Groves wanted to pretty up an old barn for her mother, a celebrated quilter, by hanging a wooden square painted to look like a traditional quilt block. But she thought, why stop with just one square? So she got together with her neighbors in Adams County, Ohio and created a driving trail of squares hung on barns hoping to attract tourists looking for a day trip. The idea sparked a grassroots phenomenon and a new form of American public art.

Now more than 10 years later, over 40 U.S. states and parts of Canada have organized quilt square trails - 260 trails and counting! Donna Sue never planned on creating a cross-country community, but she is humbled and grateful, for it is this very community of beautiful friends and strangers that has helped her put the pieces of her life back together as she fought through job loss, breast cancer and numerous health concerns.

More Film Information


  • 2018 Indy Film Fest, Audience Award: Feature

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