Audio Recordings "I loved quilts even when I was a little girl."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Personal Experience Narratives
- "I loved quilts even when I was a little girl."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - personal experience narratives
- - hand quilting
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- Virginia -- Laurel Fork
- - Lura Stanley was interviewed on September 28, 1978, at her home. Geraldine Johnson described Mrs. Stanley's quilts as "truly exquisite." She grew up on a farm and learned to quilt as a child, worked as a school teacher, and now makes quilts for herself and her family. She also has some older quilts which she bought at auctions. The highlights of this interview include Mrs. Stanley's comments on individual quilts as they were photographed.
- - Transcription: GJ: When and where were you born in this area? / LS: I was born here in Laurel Fork, Carroll County, in nineteen and six. I was born in 1906. And I wanted to, loved beautiful quilts even when I was a little girl, and I wanted to make one. And, my mother didn't show me too much, but she did let me have some scraps to make 'em. And, and a pattern. And I made such big seams. Cause I was only about nine years old. I made such big seams, it was, she quilted the quilt for me after I made it, and she said that my seams were, stitches were so large that it pulled apart. So you have to be careful when you piece a quilt to make little stitches so that it will hold together.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R105
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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