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The Patchwork Quilt

“The whole of the natural world is like the pattern of a patchwork quilt” says amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.

Amateur film 1985 29 mins

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In 1985, amateur filmmaker Dorothy Maxey captures on Super 8 colour Kodachrome film all the nature and wildlife that she enjoys, featuring in particular rural Norfolk, taking the viewer through the seasons beginning in winter, with a sky of purple storm clouds and blankets of white snow covering the countryside.