Audio Recordings "This is the Ohio Rose."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Ohio Rose Quilts
- "This is the Ohio Rose."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt tops
- - Ohio rose quilts
- - rose 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: LS: This is the Ohio Rose. It's what it, I call it. I, I hope that's right. / GJ: And when did you make this one? / LS: Oh, this is been made for years. / GJ: When, about? / LS: Uh, I'd say this has been made for ten or fifteen years. It's hard. Time passes so quickly, it's hard for me to know. [laughter] / GJ: Now where did you get the pattern for this one? / LS: Uh, this came from the Mountain Mist, uh, they put out cotton to pad your quilts with, and they have quite a few patterns they will sell for 25 cents. And this came from Mountain Mist. / GJ: That's a real, real pretty pattern. Now how did you quilt that? / LS: That's quilted like the others, in a small frame. / GJ: And that one you did in a small, in the small hoop? / LS: Small frame, yes. / GJ: Is that right? Did they give you the pattern then for doing the rose, quilting the rose in the other blocks? / LS: Yes, yes. / GJ: What kinds of fabrics? / LS: Cotton. / GJ: That's all cotton. Now do you buy the fabrics from Mountain Mist, too? / LS: No, no, no. You get those, at the different shops around. You can, you can get, I have pink packed up that, I, when I see fabrics that is nice for quilts, I buy them. I have, right much on hand. I've wondered if I'd ever use all my fabrics. And usually when I make a quilt, I've got to go out and buy something else, and, you know, I don't have the right thing, and I've got to buy something else. / GJ: Yeah, yeah, I understand. So you could make this in any color, any colors that you choose, is that right? Or did they tell you what colors to use? / LS: Uh, well, you'd have to have the different shades of, of the colors. Uh, pink, I believe, when you go to the shops, the fabric shops, that usually you see more shades of pink and blue than you do, maybe not. I guess you could make the, a yellow rose. I'd call it the Yellow Rose of Texas [laughter] if I was going to make it yellow, though.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R108
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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