Audio Recording "She'd make a little flower basket."
About this Item
- "She'd make a little flower basket."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Choate, Donna. (Interviewee)
- Choate, Donna. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt piecing
- - basket quilts
- - flower basket quilts
- - 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: Any patterns like you have that were popular, like Around the World, or anything? / DC: Uh, maybe so. I think my mother had that. And she had a basket quilt. She'd make a little flower basket. It'd be in a triangle. It was a flower basket. And the top, she would use a solid piece which would be in the shape of a V, and put it at the top of the square. I don't know whether you get what I'm talking about or not. And she would piece this, uh, basket, up to the top and then she'd leave the center. Now am I right. Yeah. And it would be solid. It would be a solid triangle. Come down here just like that. That would be the basket. Basket's down here, over in these corners, down here. And then this would be a solid piece up here. And then go to this trouble, taking that little bias thing and put it on for the handle. That was work. That was work. I never have pieced 'em.
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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
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Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Donna Choate, and Donna Choate. "She'd make a little flower basket.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000050/. (Accessed May 29, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Choate, D. & Choate, D. (1978) "She'd make a little flower basket.". Sparta, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000050/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Donna Choate, and Donna Choate. "She'd make a little flower basket.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000050/>.