Audio Recording "Quilting around the way it's pieced."
About this Item
- "Quilting around the way it's pieced."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Patton, Ila, 1905-2001 (Interviewee)
- Patton, Ila, 1905-2001 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Galax, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - 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: Did you ever quilt by the piece? / IP: No, never did. I always just put the whole quilt together, before I ever quilted it. / GJ: So you never quilted by the pattern in the quilt itself. / IP: Oh, law, yes, around, the way, yes. The way it's pieced. Now the Dutch Girls, that's the way you do them. You quilt around 'em, and a lot of different designs you quilt around 'em, say, birds, or Dutch Girls, or little squares, little blocks, patterns, you can quilt around all of them. Just go around, quilt 'em, that makes 'em pretty. / GJ: So you did that on occasion, too. [Yes] Was that more modern, more recent, or did you do that earlier? / IP: Well, it's a little more modern, I believe. I done that, though, several years ago. / GJ: By the piece is a little more modern, you think? / IP: Yes, I think so.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R91
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Ila Patton, and Ila Patton. "Quilting around the way it's pieced.". Galax, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000025/.
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Patton, I. & Patton, I. (1978) "Quilting around the way it's pieced.". Galax, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000025/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Ila Patton, and Ila Patton. "Quilting around the way it's pieced.". Galax, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000025/>.