The Quilting Queen by Mark Winter
Milwaukee, WI (MKE Premiere)
Running Time: 10 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Sept 10th 3:30PM
An unexpected artist and their personal journey of self discovery and their race against time.
Mark Winter was born and raised on Milwaukee’s south side, and still calls Milwaukee home. After starting and raising a family early in life, Mark decided to pursue his creative aspirations by entering film school at age 46. “The first half of my life, I did what I had to do. The second half of my life, I’m doing what I want to do!”
Being raised in the Midwest, I developed an eye for the uniqueness of everyday life. My goal as a storyteller is to share a perspective with the audience that they may not have considered on their own.
That’s why the story of “The Quilting Queen” was so attractive to me. It’s more than a story of overcoming obstacles. It’s really about the attitude it takes to live a fulfilled life by being open to recognize and accept it’s opportunities unconditionally.
My goal was to get the audience to acknowledge the stereo types we all carry and hopefully make a self-assessment of how we look at our world around us