Ruth Wescott Duncan

Photos

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Title

Ruth Wescott Duncan

Description

Ruth Wescott Duncan discusses her education and career as a librarian. Duncan says that her childhood quilt and the quilt she is showing today are similar. Her childhood quilt is in the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and has six generations' worth of quilts. She talks about her favorite and least favorite aspects of quilting, and how many hours per day she spends quilting.

Duncan has been with the Cardinal Quilters since 1987 and met them when she was a librarian at the Duncan Branch Library. She mentions that in 1986 she was a member of Beth Ford's beginner's quilting class. She shares that she has retired at 45, but is still with the Cardinal Quilters. During her time as a Cardinal Quilter, she says she has held positions such as secretary and president. Duncan says that the group is much smaller than it used to be due to deaths and people moving away. Duncan mentions that there is a quilting group at her church that she is a part of. With her church group, she has made handmade quilts with machine appliqued hands that were traced from members of the congregation.

Identifier

2019oh0368_qsoscar0006
VA22302-006

Subject

Quilting
Quilts
Quiltmaking
Quiltmakers
Quilters
Families.
Quiltmaking process

Interviewee

Ruth Wescott Duncan

Interviewer

Evelyn Salinger

Interview sponsor

Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

Location

Fairfax, Virginia

Transcriber

Evelyn Salinger

Interview Keyword

Cardinal Quilters
Childhood
Librarians
Quilt preservation
Generational quiltmaking
Grandmothers
Double wedding ring quilts
Quiltmaking classes
Applique


Citation

“Ruth Wescott Duncan,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 18, 2021, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2633.