Audio Recordings "Tacking's the only way we fixed quilts at home."
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- "Tacking's the only way we fixed quilts at home."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Interviewee)
- Todd, Zenna, 1916-2012 (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Ennice, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt tacking
- - 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: Did you ever do any quilting at home? / ZT: We didn't quilt, you know do the quilting. We done the tacking. Now that's the way we fixed quilts at home, before I got married, was tack 'em. You know, put 'em into frames, and put tacks around everywhere. / GJ: and that's the only way you ever did them? / ZT: That's the only way that I ever did 'em at home. After I got married is when I learned to quilt. And really quilt, you know.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R100
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Zenna Todd, and Zenna Todd. "Tacking's the only way we fixed quilts at home.". Ennice, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000069/. (Accessed August 26, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Todd, Z. & Todd, Z. (1978) "Tacking's the only way we fixed quilts at home.". Ennice, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000069/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Zenna Todd, and Zenna Todd. "Tacking's the only way we fixed quilts at home.". Ennice, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000069/>.