Audio Recordings "I prefer cotton fabric, but it's real expensive."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Dresden Plate Quilts
- "I prefer cotton fabric, but it's real expensive."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt tops
- - Dresden plate 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: GJ: Now what kind of fabrics do you prefer for the tops of your quilts? / LS: Cotton. Nice, pretty figures of cotton. / GJ: You've always used cotton? / LS: I always would prefer to, but it's getting, it's real expensive. But my, you were speaking of Mary, Turner. She, for my birthday, she found some pretty cottons, somewhere in the store, and she bought me, a yard or two of several kinds. I haven't used 'em yet. I've been making Dresden Plates and you need several colors with those, and she made, she bought me, for my birthday, in May, several colors of cotton. You just have to go to the store and buy your materials. I don't make that many dresses. And, I prefer cotton.
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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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