Audio Recordings "I sell most of 'em."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "I sell most of 'em."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Interviewee)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Ennice, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - income
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- North Carolina -- Ennice
- - 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.
- - Transcription: GJ: Now do you sell most of them that you make? / ZT: Yeah. I sell the most of 'em. If I can sell 'em. If I, if I have one in the shop that don't move or don't sell, I take it out and give it to my grandchildren or my children or something. / GJ: How many do you have in various shops? / ZT: I don't know how many I've got right now, to be exact. I know I've got one at the Trading Post, and I think I've got, I'm not sure, whether I've got three or four, shop at Galax. But they've been one or two of them in there for a right good little bit.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R101
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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