Photo, Print, Drawing Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller
About this Item
- Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller
- Brown, Mabel Miller (Depicted)
- Miller, Margie (Depicted)
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
- September 26, 1995
- - Quilting
- - Fall
- - September
- - Community events
- - Brown Hollow (W. Va.)
- - Sampler quilt
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - 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/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C004-02
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Chicago citation style:
Brown, Mabel Miller, Margie Miller, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller. Brown Hollow Raleigh County Drews Creek West Virginia, 1995. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000049/.
APA citation style:
Brown, M. M., Miller, M. & Eiler, L. S. (1995) Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller. Brown Hollow Raleigh County Drews Creek West Virginia, 1995. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000049/.
MLA citation style:
Brown, Mabel Miller, Margie Miller, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Detail of Mabel Brown displaying a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/cmns000049/>.