Why Quilts Matter is a fantastic Series on American Quilts, making them, collecting them, and the marketplace, hosted by Shelly Zegart and airing on selected PBS stations. Sadly, not my PBS station.
BUT--this wonderful 9 part series is currently available free for members of thequiltshow.com--until March 31, 2012. Check this out: thequiltshow.com Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson created this world-wide community a few years ago and I've been a member since before it began. I cannot sing the praises of this website/community enough. Lifelong friendships have been made, there are amazing free classes available all the time, the forum is a wealth of information for everyone from beginners to professionals. And, of course, every 2 weeks there is a one-hour show featuring the best, brightest, newest, most well-known, quilt teachers and makers who offer great information for all--some very modern, some artsy, some very traditional. I often say, if I had to seriously watch my quilting dollars, this is the LAST money I would give up--it is that valuable to me. There is so much more on the site, I am just touching the highlights here. No affilitation, just a very satisfied member!
So, if for no other reason than you can watch all 9 segments of Why Quilts Matter, I strongly encourage you to join thequiltshow.com now and catch them before they go away at the end of March.