Audio Recording "Polyester blanket pieces make nice filling for quilts."
About this Item
- "Polyester blanket pieces make nice filling for quilts."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - batting (textiles)
- - 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: I like, you know, cotton is nice, but I like, polyester blankets are nice, too. Blanket pieces. You have to be careful, not to get it too heavy. And you, and those, pieces that you get are maybe a yard and a half long, and that maybe wide, you have to whip 'em together and not have a lump in 'em. You whip 'em together and kind of pull 'em so they just come together. And you don't have a, a heavy place in it. But they make nice filling for quilts. And it's a little easier to handle than cotton or polyester filling. / GJ: So that's what you use, is polyester blanket remnants. / LS: Yeah, uh huh. / GJ: Where do you get 'em? / LS: You get 'em at the shops around about, the fabric shops usually keep 'em. / GJ: Oh, is that right? You don't go down to the blanket factory. / LS: No, I'd like to, but I haven't. I'd like to go to a, a, I'd like to braid a rug this year, and I'd like to go to a factory and get some material. / GJ: What kinds of filler did you used to use? / LS: We used cotton. Always have. / GJ: Cotton batting? / LS: They made it, made quilts heavier in the old days, than they do now. Most people. They, they're harder to quilt, the heavier the quilt, the harder it is to quilt.
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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. "Polyester blanket pieces make nice filling for quilts.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000203/.
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "Polyester blanket pieces make nice filling for quilts.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000203/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "Polyester blanket pieces make nice filling for quilts.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000203/>.