Audio Recording "Always begin in the middle and work to the outside."
About this Item
- "Always begin in the middle and work to the outside."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - 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: You be sure to begin in the middle of your quilt. So if you get any wrinkles you keep going toward the edge and you keep pressing 'em out till you get to the edge, and you can do something with 'em. If you begin on a edge and go around, then you'll have all that, those wrinkles caught up in the middle. Always begin in the very middle of your quilt, and work to the outside. Then you don't get your wrinkles. / GJ: The opposite of the frames, where, in the frames you start on the outside and work to the inside. / LS: Yeah, on the big frame, you, uh huh, and the little frame, you start in the middle, and be sure to do that and work to the outside.
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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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Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "Always begin in the middle and work to the outside.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000214/. (Accessed May 22, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "Always begin in the middle and work to the outside.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000214/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "Always begin in the middle and work to the outside.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000214/>.