Audio Recordings "I would like for the people I give 'em to, to enjoy 'em."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "I would like for the people I give 'em to, to enjoy 'em."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - 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: Do you, do you like to have these quilts that you're making now used on beds? Or do you prefer to have people just kind of keep them as heirlooms or whatever? / LS: Well I would like for the people that I give 'em to, to enjoy 'em. Yes, I would like for 'em to use 'em on the beds some, but I wouldn't want 'em to abuse 'em. Just throw 'em around. You know, you can throw quilts around. I've seen quilts hanging out on fences, where they've rained on 'em, and they used to cover up things, and they're dirty. And no regard to the time and the patience that were put in 'em. I wouldn't want 'em abused like that. But I would like for people that I give 'em to enjoy 'em some. And take care of 'em when they're not using 'em. Put 'em away and, cherish 'em. I wouldn't want 'em thrown around. If you know what I mean by throwing around.
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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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