Audio Recordings "I just keep enough quilts to take care of the beds."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "I just keep enough quilts to take care of the beds."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Choate, Donna. (Interviewee)
- Choate, Donna. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - 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: Now you told me that you have, you've got two sets of quilts, you've got your Sunday quilts and then you got your / DC: Everyday. I don't have more than one or two everyday quilts. Because I don't have a big family and that way you just don't use a lot of everyday things. And as I say, I give the children all of my, I've got three granddaughters, Frances, and Janice and Renee. And I've gave them each one of them a quilt. And I don't know how many I've gave their mama. I just have the one daughter. So I just keep enough quilts, if somebody, if I have company, I can take care of the beds. But these big stacks of quilts up to the ceiling, I don't do it.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R94
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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