Audio Recordings "I did the Flower Garden for my granddaughter as a wedding present."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Flower Garden Quilts
- "I did the Flower Garden for my granddaughter as a wedding present."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - drawings
- - flower garden quilts
- - 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: I did the Flower Garden a few years ago. Gave it my granddaughter for a wedding present. / GJ: Did you piece that? / LS: Yes, I pieced it. It was little tiny squares. Bout a inch-and-a-half, I guess, broad. / GJ: Where did you get that pattern? / LS: Out of a book. / GJ: You have quite a few quilting books? / LS: Yes, I have quite a few quilting books. / GJ: Do you have, get any quilting magazines or anything? / LS: No, I don't. I used to, maybe. Some magazines, uh, Family, is it Family Circle magazine? Uh, those that you get on the news, at the grocery stores Woman's Day, Woman's Day. Sometimes I've, have designs in there. I don't have to have a pattern for most quilts. I can look at the picture and cut my pattern. / GJ: Make it your own? / LS: No, look at the picture and make, cut my own pattern, yeah. / GJ: So most of the time you just have gotten your ideas out of looking at magazines. / LS: Yes.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R106
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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