Audio Recording "I ordered that quilting pattern from Mountain Mist."

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"I ordered that quilting pattern from Mountain Mist."
Contributor Names
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Stanley, Lura (Creator)
Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Laurel Fork, Virginia
Subject Headings
-  Quilt patterns
-  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: Where do you get your quilting patterns? I notice that the feather wreath is one of your favorite quilting patterns. Where do you get all your? / LS: Well, I ordered, I ordered that from Mountain Mist, I think, that pattern. I think that came with a pattern that I ordered, you know, the quilting pattern. I have, I have a, quite a few quilt books that I get patterns from. / Now, that, I've, I've made, two, I made two Dresden Plates last year. And I, they are both different. You saw that picture of one. They are both different. And I, yet, know another one. And, I have quilt books you know. You can buy quilt books that have the patterns in 'em. I have quite a few of those. I can look at a, I can look at a picture and cut most any pattern I want. / GJ: Do you get patterns from neighbors and friends? / LS: Yes, now I went to California with a lady, two year ago. And she likes to make quilts. And we had a good time talking about quilts. And she told me the Star quilt that I showed you, that you asked me what the name of it was, and I, some kind of, Wishing Star, I believe. She told me about that, so she sent me a pattern of it. And a picture. And so, I made it last year. And it's, they's quite a few, you know that's something that we're, we're doing more and more of, it's very popular now, in this part of the state. I guess it is everywhere. I believe country people make more quilts than city, than people that live in the city, though, don't, don't, you don't know that, I guess, but I believe so. / GJ: Seems like it, I suspect so.
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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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Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I ordered that quilting pattern from Mountain Mist.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio.

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Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I ordered that quilting pattern from Mountain Mist.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I ordered that quilting pattern from Mountain Mist.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.