Audio Recording "I've never tacked but one quilt in my life."
About this Item
- "I've never tacked but one quilt in my life."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt tacking
- - 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: Some people tack quilts. I've never tacked but one quilt in my life. / GJ: Is that right? Why not? / LS: They're, well I just prefer 'em quilted. But tacked quilts are attractive. Certain type of quilt. Some people use wool, heavy materials to make quilts, and they are, they are nice tacked. I have a, one tacked quilt that I made. But it's awful heavy. It's made out of my mother's dresses.
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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. "I've never tacked but one quilt in my life.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000204/. (Accessed March 18, 2018.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I've never tacked but one quilt in my life.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000204/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I've never tacked but one quilt in my life.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000204/>.