Audio Recordings "You can get a quilt together more evenly by hand."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "You can get a quilt together more evenly by hand."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - 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: LS: Many people use, use a sewing machine to put their quilts together. Many that you see on the market today are made on the sewing machine, but I make most of my quilts by hand. / GJ: Is that right? Why don't you use the machine? / LS: Well, I can, make a, you can get a quilt together more evenly and you just can't make those little seams as true and so forth on the machine as you can making 'em by hand with a needle and thread. / GJ: By hand is just a little better. / LS: Um hmm, yes, it makes a better quilt, yes. I, more, truer, even, the squares running together and so forth. You know a quilt has, many quilts, you saw one of those quilts, the Ocean Wave in there, just little tiny squares, and, if you don't put 'em together true and have 'em all running together, you don't have as good a quality quilt as you would otherwise.
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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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