Audio Recording "It's not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn't."

"It’s not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn’t."

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Title
"It's not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn't."
Contributor Names
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Stanley, Lura (Creator)
Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Laurel Fork, Virginia
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  applique quilts
-  Dresden plate quilts
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  United States -- Virginia -- Laurel Fork
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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: Oh, it's appliqued, the Dresden Plate's appliqued. And I don't believe you could piece it. You piece it, and then applique it. You piece that circle, you piece it and then applique it on a big square. And I cut mine, I appliqued it on unbleached muslin, and then I cut out under it so it wouldn't be so stiff. / GJ: Oh, I see, you cut out underneath what / LS: Under, when I appliqued it on, I cut that out under there. So it wouldn't be so stiff. And, I believe you would have to applique it, the, that would be the only way. It's pieced, then appliqued on. And it's a, it's a easy quilt. I recommend it. I had a young girl, that's a neighbor of mine, that likes quilts, and she was in college last year, but she got married, and she wanted a, she saw my Dresden Plate and she liked it very much, and so, she made, she's making her one. And I recommend it to beginners. It's not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn't. So I recommend that. If you want to make a quilt, I recommend you do the Dresden Plate. / GJ: That's interesting. It looks difficult. / LS: No, it isn't. You piece that wheel of a thing together, that circle. And fit it on to your center. Then, press it out good, press it real good. And baste it down, and, and, and whip it down, with tiny stitches, and, it doesn't look to be appliqued but it is. And it's, it's one of the easier quilts that I've done. Now some people don't join that. I joined it with strips. Some people just sew it together, I saw that, I was a little afraid to risk it. I didn't know how those seams would look. As I told you, I'm afraid of straight seams. Straight lines, and afraid they won't be straight, and so, I joined mine. But, I, I've seen that quilt where it was just sewed together, the squares, and had some kind of design that's, that was real pretty, they ever who did was, did a real good job. But I joined mine with strips. But it could be just the squares sewed together. It would take more squares.
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Medium
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)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "It's not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn't.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000208/.

APA citation style:

Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "It's not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn't.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000208/.

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "It's not that difficult to make, Dresden Plate isn't.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000208/>.

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