Audio Recordings "Now I piece on the sewing machine."
About this Item
- "Now I piece on the sewing machine."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Choate, Donna. (Interviewee)
- Choate, Donna. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - machine quilting
- - 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: Yes, we'd piece, and we pieced them by hand. Now I piece on the sewing machine. Mine are made on the machine. I can't see myself sitting down there, you know that's a whole lot of pieces. [laughter] So I've made mine on the sewing machine. I could. But I'm not going to do that.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R94
- 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, Donna Choate, and Donna Choate. "Now I piece on the sewing machine.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000041/. (Accessed December 10, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Choate, D. & Choate, D. (1978) "Now I piece on the sewing machine.". Sparta, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000041/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Donna Choate, and Donna Choate. "Now I piece on the sewing machine.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000041/>.