Audio Recording "We used cotton feed bags for lining."

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Title
"We used cotton feed bags for lining."
Contributor Names
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Interviewee)
Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Creator)
Created / Published
Sparta, North Carolina
Subject Headings
-  quilt lining
-  feed sack quilts
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  United States -- North Carolina -- Sparta
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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: What did you used to use then for the lining? / ZT: Well, uh, it's like I say, when you didn't have much to buy with, you used cotton feed bags. Maybe they would be print, you know most of the people out in the country, they have hogs, and cows, and when you bought your feed for 'em you'd have these bags. You'd wash 'em, launder 'em, iron 'em, and fix 'em and they made a real good, soft quilt. And then after the years went on, you would, I got to using this unbleached muslin. That makes an awfully good quilt.
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Medium
Sound tape reel : 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R99
Source Collection
Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Zenna Todd, and Zenna Todd. "We used cotton feed bags for lining.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000063/. (Accessed May 28, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Johnson, G. N., Todd, Z. & Todd, Z. (1978) "We used cotton feed bags for lining.". Sparta, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000063/.

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Zenna Todd, and Zenna Todd. "We used cotton feed bags for lining.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000063/>.