Audio Recordings "I did all my quilting right here in this living room."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "I did all my quilting right here in this living room."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Choate, Donna. (Interviewee)
- Choate, Donna. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt frames
- - 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: When you used to do your quilting, where would you set up your quilting frame? / DC: Right here in the living room. / GJ: Is that right? Would you put 'em on chairs? / DC: Yes, four chairs. And that door would be closed. And maybe move a piece of furniture in front of the door and if anybody came they'd have to come into the kitchen. Yeah, I did my quilting right here in this living room.
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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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