The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1911)

When the trestle her son’s train is about to cross is struck by lightning, a mother must find some way to warn him of the danger ahead.

Also known as Firing the Patchwork Quilt, A Mother's Devotion, and The Patchwork Quilt.


Starring Mary Maurice




Image quality:



1080p HD


9 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.
  • Color tinted throughout.



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