Audio Recording "We used to use leftovers, but now we buy material."
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- "We used to use leftovers, but now we buy material."
- 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: LS: And it is, it is a tedious job to make a quilt, really, by hand. It really is. You have to have your pattern, cut your material, and the, and the old, when I was growing up, we used the material left over from our dresses and so forth, but now, we buy material. I buy the material to make my quilts quite a bit, and try to get cotton. I like cotton instead of man-made fibers for piecing my quilts, but it's hard to get cotton this day and time. / GJ: Do you use cotton all the time? You try to? / LS: I try to, but no, some of my quilts that I've shown you are polyester. Woven polyester, not knit polyester. I don't make knit polyester quilts.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R105
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "We used to use leftovers, but now we buy material.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000178/.
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "We used to use leftovers, but now we buy material.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000178/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "We used to use leftovers, but now we buy material.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000178/>.