Audio Recordings "Polyester's easier to quilt through than cotton."
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- "Polyester's easier to quilt through than cotton."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt lining
- - 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: GJ: So did you ever fill 'em with, like old clothes, or / LS: No, I never did. I don't think my mother ever did. / GJ: Is that right? Just always used the cotton? / LS: Sometimes I think she took an old quilt, maybe put a new top on it when it wore out. But, I, I don't think she ever used old clothes for it, but it could be done, yes. For warmth, but it would be heavy. Heavy and hard to handle. / GJ: Did you ever use the polyester batting in your quilts? / LS: Oh, yeah, yeah. It's nice. It makes a light, nice, fluffy quilt, um hmm, yes, it does. Easier to quilt through than cotton, I believe. You have to use, for your lining and top too, material that's easy to sew through. It's hard to quilt through two thickness of material if it's hard. Sheeting, I object to sheeting for lining because of that. I, I showed you one quilt that I had that was joined with sheeting. And I, and it was hard to quilt, because that sheeting was close, so closely woven, it's hard to, to stitch through it. You have to have material that's easy to put your needle through.
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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's easier to quilt through than cotton.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000205/. (Accessed October 23, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "Polyester's easier to quilt through than cotton.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000205/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "Polyester's easier to quilt through than cotton.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000205/>.