Photos, Prints, Drawings Detail of a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller
About this Item
- Detail of a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller
- Contributor Names
- Brown, Mabel Miller (Depicted)
- Miller, Margie (Depicted)
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- September 26, 1995
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Fall
- - September
- - Community events
- - Brown Hollow (W. Va.)
- - Sampler quilt
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Drews Creek
- - West Virginia -- Brown Hollow
- - Event: Quilting Bee.
- - "Each Tuesday morning from September through May, a number of women on Drews Creek get together to quilt. Sometimes they quilt at the Ramp House, a community center at the head of Drews Creek across from the Delbert Free Will Baptist Church, to which most of the women belong. Many of the tops are pieced by the women on request, and they produce a number of quilts each year for sale at the annual Pine Knob Ramp Supper. As they quilt, the women catch up on news of the community, which often includes information about what's coming up in the gardens and in the woods.
- - Quilt patterns often represent elements built and natural environments in which women work (Hayden and Marris). Environmental elements assembled in this sampler quilt include "Country Lane," "Log Cabin," and "Hole in the Barn Door." And of course, the "Windmill Quilt" on which the women worked alludes to a traditional means of harnessing energy which once shaped the horizons for communities that produced and ground their own meal."
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C004-04
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
FormatPhotos, Prints, Drawings
ContributorsBrown, Mabel Miller
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
SubjectsBrown Hollow (W. Va.)
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Copy photographs of numerous historical still photographs owned by Woody Boggs and Rick Bradford were made and are reproduced here with permission of the owners.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Coal River Folklife Project collection (AFC 1999/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Brown, Mabel Miller, Margie Miller, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Detail of a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller. 1995. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000050/. (Accessed February 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Brown, M. M., Miller, M. & Eiler, L. S. (1995) Detail of a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000050/.
MLA citation style:
Brown, Mabel Miller, Margie Miller, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Detail of a square from a sampler quilt made by Margie Miller. 1995. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000050/>.