Audio Recordings "Now I get $150 for the Double Wedding Ring."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Double Wedding Ring Quilts
Wedding Ring Quilts
- "Now I get $150 for the Double Wedding Ring."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Interviewee)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Ennice, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilt patterns
- - income
- - double wedding ring quilts
- - wedding ring quilts
- - 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: How much do you get for a quilt? / ZT: Well, it's, it's just according to what kind, you know, what the pattern is, and how much work you've got in it. And how big it is, you know, how large you've made it. If you've made just a standard quilt, I'll say, 82-by-96 or something, that's what they call a standard quilt, I usually charge around a hundred and twenty-five or hundred and thirty. It's just according to what, how much work there is in it. Some quilts is easy to do and some's hard to do. And now the Double Wedding Ring quilt, I get a hundred and fifty dollars for them. But there's a lot of work in them.
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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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