Audio Recordings "I get most of my patterns from magazines."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Dutch Girl Quilts
Monkey Wrench Quilts
- "I get most of my patterns from magazines."
- 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
- - fan quilts
- - Dutch girl quilts
- - monkey wrench 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: Where do you get patterns? / ZT: Well, the most of them is, you know, you get 'em out of magazines, and I take a quilting magazine, Quilt World. And there's always a lot of patterns in it. And some of 'em's just hand-me-downs, where they've been handed down from generation to generation. Now the Dutch Girl, I've had that for years and years and years. And the Monkey Wrench, and, and then they's a fan quilt, and I've done several of them, and several of different things you know, and I've just kept my patterns. And it's like, if you go somewhere to visit somebody and they're making a quilt, if, you'll say Oh, I think that's pretty. Let me have the pattern of that. So they'll divide their pattern with you. And you just collect the patterns that way.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R102
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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