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Audio Recording "I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames."

"I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames."

About this Item

Title

  • "I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames."

Names

  • Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
  • Stanley, Lura (Creator)
  • Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Laurel Fork, Virginia

Headings

  • -  quilt frames
  • -  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: I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames. An old lady, said she'd never be able to quilt anymore, and she gave me some quilting frames. Then I, went over to my, where I grew up, and my house that I was, grew up in, and I found the quilting frames that my mother had. So I have them. / GJ: Then where did you get your quilting hoop that you use? / LS: I ordered it from a, Sears and Roebuck. / GJ: Where'd you get the idea for using that? / LS: From the catalog. / GJ: From the Sears Roebuck catalog? / LS: Uh huh. I knew I needed something that I, you know, something that, I'd heard of it, and read about it. And, I looked in Sears Roebuck and they have 'em. And they're inexpensive. They're less than, they're around ten dollars. They're not an expensive thing at all.
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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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Credit line: Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000212/.

APA citation style:

Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000212/.

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I had a neighbor that gave me quilting frames.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000212/>.