Audio Recording "I never quilt in the summertime."
About this Item
- "I never quilt in the summertime."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia, .
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - Quilt patterns
- - turkey track quilts
- - star quilts
- - tumbling star 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: GJ: When you quilt, what time of year is best for you? / LS: What time of year is the best time to quilt? Quilt in the wintertime. I never quilt in the summertime. I, I like to garden, and travel, and do different, I'm an outdoors person. And so, I don't quilt in the summer. Winter, when you have to stay in, when the roads are bad and the weather's bad. That's when I do, do my quilting. / GJ: Is that after Christmas, or before Christmas? / LS: Well, sometimes, if I want to get a, I have a quilt started and want to get it for a Christmas gift, I'll try to get it out before Christmas, but . . . That Tumbling Star quilt, Tumbling Star that I showed you. I started that just before Christmas, pieced it and, and quilted it, and it took me the whole time from Christmas on till spring to finish that quilt. That was year before last. Took me from Christmas till spring to do one quilt. But last year, I did four. In the whole winter. And, I did a, Turkey Track, before Christmas year before last, for Ralph, but I didn't get it done for Christmas for him, but I did it, he knew it, that was his Christmas gift. And I finished it up after Christmas. / GJ: When you do quilt, during the winter, what time of day do you generally like to quilt? / LS: Well, if it's bad weather I, sometimes quilt all day long. You know, off and on, all day long. But it gets, gets you in between your shoulders, and I have arthritis, and it, you have to quit some. But I quilt, I don't see to quilt as well of a night.
- - For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
- 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
- Online Format
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
This collection includes materials from the "All-American Quilt Contest" sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End and Good Housekeeping. The quilt contest winning entries from 1992 to 1996 are displayed with the permission of Coming Home which retains its rights.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:
Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981 (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Lands' End all-American quilt collection, 1992-1997 (AFC 1997/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I never quilt in the summertime.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000185/.
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I never quilt in the summertime.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000185/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I never quilt in the summertime.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000185/>.