Audio Recording "I've enjoyed doing the Cathedral Windows."
About this Item
- "I've enjoyed doing the Cathedral Windows."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Schockley, Maggie (Creator)
- Schockley, Maggie (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Hillsville, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - cathedral windows quilts
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- Virginia -- Hillsville
- - Although Geraldine Johnson's notes indicate that this interview was cut short due to Mrs. Shockley's need to leave to take care of her mother, they nonetheless covered a lot of useful information within the limited time. Mrs. Shockley learned to quilt as a child, has made numerous quilts for her family, and sells quilt tops at a flea market. She talks a lot about her mother and has her mother's collection of quilt blocks. (Although not addressed in the interview, these blocks probably served as a reference collection, to remind the maker how the block goes together.) This interview is particularly interesting because of the amount of detail on the activities of an earlier quilting generation and because of Mrs. ShockleyÆs poignant comments about her realization that quilts are her motherÆs legacy.
- - Transcription: GJ: What are some of your favorite pieced patterns? / MS: I guess my Cathedral Window is really. No, I, I like the Maple Leaf that I have pieced, I, I like to do that one. And, but, I think I have enjoyed doing the Cathedral Window more that any of the others. Just such a challenge I guess. And it, I think, the, just the average size, now my, mine are large enough for spreads. The average size quilt had nine hundred squares. And one of, one of these that I have made, each print is different. The other one is not. I've got, I've spaced 'em around till you don't find the, you know two alike very often. But, I think that's the reason. I've never liked to do things that I have to do, feel like I'm a-doing the same thing over, you know. So I think that's why I like to do it. I can do it with different, different designs, different colors and so on. And it's more interesting. I had twin nieces, and I used to do their sewing. And I liked to do the first outfit, but the second one, I hated to, you know. And so I think that's kind of the way with the quilt. I like to do something different each time. I don't, I guess I don't especially have a favorite pattern.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R104
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Maggie Schockley, and Maggie Schockley. "I've enjoyed doing the Cathedral Windows.". Hillsville, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000172/.
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Schockley, M. & Schockley, M. (1978) "I've enjoyed doing the Cathedral Windows.". Hillsville, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000172/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Maggie Schockley, and Maggie Schockley. "I've enjoyed doing the Cathedral Windows.". Hillsville, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000172/>.