Audio Recordings "Oh, yes, we called them half moons."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "Oh, yes, we called them half moons."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Choate, Donna. (Interviewee)
- Choate, Donna. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - 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: GJ: When she did that you called them half moons? / DC: Oh, yes, we called them half moons. / GJ: And did it look like a half of a moon? / DC: Yeah. You do, you do a half, half of the quilt and, uh, the points would be down this way. You didn't do the whole quilt. You did it to the center. And then you go over to the other center, the other side, and come to this center. That way the half moons was on both sides of the quilt, whichever way you turned it, there'd be a half moon on one side and half moons on the other side. Otherwise they'd all be going one way. But Mama would do hers that way. She'd uh, put this thing, square up to the center, and stop, and then she'd start on the other side and come to this.
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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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