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Audio Recording "I've used that oval frame for quite a few years."

"I’ve used that oval frame for quite a few years."

About this Item

Title

  • "I've used that oval frame for quite a few years."

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Laurel Fork, Virginia

Headings

  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  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've used that oval, small frame for quite a few years. / GJ: And why did you want it again, why did you want a small / LS: So I can turn, and, and move a quilt around. You can't move it when you're in a frame except roll it up. And get to it better. Get to it so I can make fancy quilting. I call it fancy quilting, I don't know other people call it. Feather designs, and you saw the applique, the Grape design I did on the applique quilt, and, and that was tedious. / GJ: Was that your own idea to repeat in the blank square, the pattern of the applique or is that the way that's always done? / LS: That was the way it said to do it, I believe. I believe I had a pattern for it. / GJ: Did you ever applique from kits? / LS: From a kit. I don't believe so. I bought one one time, but I never did do it. / GJ: Is that right? Why not? / LS: Just never did get to it. Still here. I've had it for years. I'd rather work out my own. No, I've never used a kit.
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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've used that oval frame for quite a few years.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000213/.

APA citation style:

Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I've used that oval frame for quite a few years.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000213/.

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I've used that oval frame for quite a few years.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000213/>.