Audio Recordings "I've used that oval frame for quite a few years."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "I've used that oval frame for quite a few years."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt frames
- - 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've used that oval, small frame for quite a few years. / GJ: And why did you want it again, why did you want a small / LS: So I can turn, and, and move a quilt around. You can't move it when you're in a frame except roll it up. And get to it better. Get to it so I can make fancy quilting. I call it fancy quilting, I don't know other people call it. Feather designs, and you saw the applique, the Grape design I did on the applique quilt, and, and that was tedious. / GJ: Was that your own idea to repeat in the blank square, the pattern of the applique or is that the way that's always done? / LS: That was the way it said to do it, I believe. I believe I had a pattern for it. / GJ: Did you ever applique from kits? / LS: From a kit. I don't believe so. I bought one one time, but I never did do it. / GJ: Is that right? Why not? / LS: Just never did get to it. Still here. I've had it for years. I'd rather work out my own. No, I've never used a kit.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R107
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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