Audio Recordings "This quilt is pieced in blocks."
About this Item
- "This quilt is pieced in blocks."
- 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 piecing
- - 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 what's this one? This one is, it's quilted with red thread and it's quilted in the fan, isn't it? / IP: Yes. / GJ: Now what kind of quilt would you call that? / IP: Well, I'd just call it pieced in blocks. / GJ: Pieced in blocks, this one is? / IP: Yes, some long and some small. / GJ: What kind of lining is this? / IP: Well, I believe it's what, I would call it just a white cotton. / GJ: It's not a feed sack or anything, you didn't use a feed sack? / IP: No, I have, but this ain't. I believe it's, this is just domestic, I call it. I don't know what they... / GJ: Did you use red thread with this because there's red in the top? / IP: Yes, used it because it's, just liked the red the best, it had a lot of red in the top here. / GJ: And then you put the lining over the top on this one. / IP: Yeah. Turned the lining over the top, and whipped it down. About an inch, you see there. About an inch wide? / GJ: Yeah, now those fans are pretty, they're nice and close together, only about, not even an inch, it looks like, between them. / IP: It's not an inch between them.
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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
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Chicago citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Ila Patton, and Ila Patton. "This quilt is pieced in blocks.". Galax, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000030/. (Accessed July 26, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Patton, I. & Patton, I. (1978) "This quilt is pieced in blocks.". Galax, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000030/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Ila Patton, and Ila Patton. "This quilt is pieced in blocks.". Galax, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000030/>.