Audio Recordings "I guess I was twenty-five when I started quilting."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "I guess I was twenty-five when I started quilting."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Interviewee)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- North Carolina -- Sparta
- - Transcription: ZT: I've practically lived here all my life. And I have been doing this quilting, oh, I don't know, I guess I was twenty-five year old when I started, but you know I didn't do the fancy thing about quilting, like cutting out my patterns. At that time we didn't have too much to do with, and we would just sew 'em up ever how the pieces come, you know, and we'd call it crazy quilt. But then, as the years advanced, and we got, as the saying is, got to where we kindly graduated, we got on up to where we could buy a little better material and cut out by patterns and piece.
- - Mrs. Todd started making quilts for her family to use when she was 25. She teaches quiltmaking and makes quilts to sell through a local shop to supplement her income. Geraldine Johnson described her as "a bubbly, enthusiastic person who would be a natural à interpreter of Blue Ridge quilts." This interview includes good information on the economics and practice of making quilts to sell, criteria for selection of materials to use in quilts, and how quiltmaking has changed over time.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R99
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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