Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Stanley, Lura
Dates 1978
Location Laurel Fork
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Applique Quilts
Ethnography
Interviews
Quilt Patterns
Quilt Piecing
Quilting
Turkey Track Quilts
Title
"I pieced one Turkey Tracks and appliqued the other."
Contributor Names
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Stanley, Lura (Creator)
Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Laurel Fork, Virginia
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  applique quilts
-  turkey track quilts
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  United States -- Virginia -- Laurel Fork
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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: And, the, Turkey Tracks, that I gave my grandson is a appliqued quilt. But I pieced one and appliqued the other one. / GJ: You did? Is that right? / LS: Some people applique that and some people piece it. It's difficult to piece because it has curved seams in it, and it's hard to get it, just, just right. But, I preferred to piece it, that one, but the pattern I got, from a friend, to make the, fourteen-inch squares was an appliqued quilt, so I appliqued it. / GS: Is that right? So which, did you like one better than the other? / LS: I liked the one I pieced better. I thought it was prettier, but it was a nine-inch, little tiny square, and it made it, I think, but, the other one is pretty, too.
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Medium
Sound tape reel : 7 in.
Call Number
AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R107
Source Collection
Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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