Audio Recordings "It's hard to make tiny stitches."
About this Item
- "It's hard to make tiny stitches."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - 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: Now, If you'll look at my stitches, they're not all that small. It's hard to make tiny stitches, but you pull on it, and see if, you, pull tight, you won't see that it, that it gives. But, this bias, see, this kind of bias, and it's hard to stretch. Hard to stretch 'em smooth and, and, you have to know what you're doing.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R107
- 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. "It's hard to make tiny stitches.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000201/. (Accessed December 07, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "It's hard to make tiny stitches.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000201/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "It's hard to make tiny stitches.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000201/>.