Audio Recordings "I hope my quilts will be here for a few years."
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- "I hope my quilts will be here for a few years."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - memory
- - 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: Well, I, when I'm a-making a quilt for myself, I try to get my colors that I have, you know, that will go well in my rooms. But, when I'm a-piecing a quilt for the other person, I like reds and cream colored. I think red and cream goes. I don't like to use white much. I don't use white much. Other people make beautiful quilts out of it, but it, it yellows with age. White yellows with age, and, and I prefer a light beige or cream color material that's already yellowish, and it doesn't yellow with age then. I don't, I don't use white in my quilt because of that. That I'm hopes, in hopes that my quilts will be here for a few years, and I don't use white because of that.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R106
- 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 hope my quilts will be here for a few years.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000199/. (Accessed September 29, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I hope my quilts will be here for a few years.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000199/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I hope my quilts will be here for a few years.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000199/>.