Audio Recordings "These small prints are representative of what we had a long time ago."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "These small prints are representative of what we had a long time ago."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - quilt tops
- - 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: What kinds of patterned fabrics do you look for? / LS: Small figured. / GJ: Is that right? Why is that? / LS: Well, that's more, I, I'm trying, I like antiques, and I like the old things, and, and those calicoes of long time ago were small flowers. That quilt, over there, that we were just looking at. You notice all those were small figures. / GJ: Right. Yeah, I noticed that. That's why I was wondering. / LS: That is more, represent, representative of what we had long time ago. The calicoes. We don't call 'em calico, I guess, now, but that was what it was then. When I was a little girl, calico dresses. I 'd rather, I prefer cotton, all cotton. And I wish they had pretty polished cotton, and pretty cottons that are fine, good quality, but they are expensive and you just don't find 'em, but I believe we're getting more of 'em now. We're finding more. I'd like to show you those prints that my granddaughter gave me for, just to use any way I want to. You want me to get up and get 'em? They're, they're small prints. They're representative of what we had a long time ago.
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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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