Photos, Prints, Drawings Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Brown, Mabel Miller
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Miller, Margie
Dates 1995
Location Brown Hollow
Drews Creek
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Brown Hollow (W. Va.)
Community Events
Sampler Quilt
Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller
Contributor Names
Brown, Mabel Miller (Depicted)
Miller, Margie (Depicted)
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
September 26, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Community events
-  Fall
-  September
-  Brown Hollow (W. Va.)
-  Sampler quilt
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Drews Creek
-  West Virginia -- Brown Hollow
-  Event: Quilting Bee.
-  "Each Tuesday morning from September through May, a number of women on Drews Creek get together to quilt. Sometimes they quilt at the Ramp House, a community center at the head of Drews Creek across from the Delbert Free Will Baptist Church, to which most of the women belong. Many of the tops are pieced by the women on request, and they produce a number of quilts each year for sale at the annual Pine Knob Ramp Supper. As they quilt, the women catch up on news of the community, which often includes information about what's coming up in the gardens and in the woods.
-  Quilt patterns often represent elements built and natural environments in which women work (Hayden and Marris). Environmental elements assembled in this sampler quilt include "Country Lane," "Log Cabin," and "Hole in the Barn Door." And of course, the "Windmill Quilt" on which the women worked alludes to a traditional means of harnessing energy which once shaped the horizons for communities that produced and ground their own meal."
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C004-02
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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