Penny Rigdon

Photos

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Title

Penny Rigdon

Description

Peggy Rigdon says she was born in Washington, D.C., obtained a scholarship to Barnard College, and then moved to New York with her husband where she later had three children. She talks about learning to sew with her maternal grandmother from New York early in her life, and also the influence of her paternal grandmother from New York who made 4-H quilts. Rigdon explains how she made her first quilt for her and her roommates at Barnard College. Rigdon tells the story of how the ladies who would eventually start the National Quilting Association got together. She explains how the first National Quilting Association (NQA) shows were put on and where. She also talks about the NQA newsletter and the scope of the National Quilting Association. Rigdon talks about the founding of other, smaller quilting groups like the Daughters of Dorcas and the Cardinal Quilters. She talks about teaching quilting in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Identifier

2019oh0366_qsoscar0004
VA22302-004

Subject

Quiltmaking process
Quilts
Quiltmakers--United States
Quilting
Quiltmaking
Quiltmakers
Quilters

Interviewee

Penny Rigdon

Interviewer

Evelyn Salinger

Interview sponsor

Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

Location

Alexandria, Virginia

Transcriber

Evelyn Salinger

Interview Keyword

National Quilting Association
Cardinal Quilters
Daughters of Dorcas
4-H quilts
Families.
Washington (D.C.)
Barnard College


Citation

“Penny Rigdon,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 18, 2021, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2632.