Audio Recordings "You've got a quilt without all that piecing."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "You've got a quilt without all that piecing."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Choate, Donna. (Interviewee)
- Choate, Donna. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - quilt tops
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- North Carolina -- Sparta
- - Donna Choate is an African-American woman who learned to quilt from her mother who was taught to piece quilts by the white family who raised her. Although at the time of the interview Mrs. Choate had not made quilts for several years, she describes the process, both as her mother practiced it and as she had done it herself. Mrs. Choate had made both utility and fancy quilts, for the use of her family, not for sale.
- - Transcription: DC: But anymore, you just, mostly just make strips or you just take a solid piece of material, two and a half yards long, two yards wide, something like calico or some kind of prints. And just make it, just like a sheet, and lay it right on top of your cotton and you've got a quilt made without all that piecing. But I don't know what people do with their, where they do a lot of sewing? What they do with the scraps. I don't sew anymore, and therefore I don't have scraps. I used to sew, made my clothes and my daughter's clothes, and my granddaughters' clothes. But I haven't sewed any in years.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R94
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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