Audio Recordings "They are real pleased when I give 'em a quilt."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Stanley, Lura
Dates 1978
Location Laurel Fork
United States
Language English
Subjects Artistic Hobbies
"They are real pleased when I give 'em a quilt."
Contributor Names
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Stanley, Lura (Creator)
Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Laurel Fork, Virginia
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  artistic hobbies
-  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: How does our family like the quilting? / LS: How do they like it? Oh, they, they say it's beautiful. I don't know they really think it is or not. But, they are always real pleased when I give 'em a quilt. Seem to be. / GJ: They like having you do it? / LS: They want me to do what I enjoy, and I enjoy things like that. I'd rather quilt and, piece quilts and make quilts than to embroider, or knit, or crochet. Those are things you can do sitting around at night. And I don't go out much at night. / GJ: Why do you like quilting better than those other things? / LS: I just do. I don't know why. I've always loved quilts, I guess. / GJ: Did you quilt all the time when you were working, say, as a school teacher? / LS: No, no, I knit quite a bit. Knitting was relaxing to me. And I knit quite a bit. Sweaters and things like that. Afghans. But, school teaching was a full time job, there's papers to grade and do all those things, you didn't get a lot done. Because there's a lot of homework to do when you're a schoolteacher. There really are.
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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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