Audio Recordings "This one's got 'secret tacking'."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "This one's got 'secret tacking'."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Patton, Ila, 1905-2001 (Interviewee)
- Patton, Ila, 1905-2001 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Galax, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilt patterns
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- Virginia -- Galax
- - Geraldine Johnson described Ila Patton's quilts as "not fancy, but very interesting and well made." They include utility crazy and strip quilts, as well as a recent Cathedral Window, which is a novelty construction popular in the 1970s. The variety of Mrs. Patton's quilts, her recollections of learning to quilt from her grandmother, and her primary interest in making quilts for family rather than to sell are some of the key elements brought out in this "very useful and informative" interview.
- - Transcription: GJ: Now this one, it's a big heavy one. / IP: Now, this is, this has been fixed that long too. / GJ: Now this looks like this is done in those squares you were telling me about, or lines or something? Quilted in straight lines. / IP: Yeah. Yeah. Just in straight lines. See? / GJ: Oh, yeah, and this is the one you were saying was the secret tacking? [yeah] The blue one, yeah. / IP: See? It ain't, it's secret tacking, it's, say, about an inch between each one, and instead of tying it and going say two inches apart and tying it, these tacks, we just secret tacked it, just went through there and . . .
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R91
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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