Audio Recordings "I didn’t know that my quilts looked so beautiful."
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- "I didn’t know that my quilts looked so beautiful."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - aesthetics
- - 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: Isn't that a beautiful thing. / GJ: You like all of the quilts, don't you? / LS: I tell you, when I see you a-hanging 'em up here on the line, I pass by craft places, and see these beautiful quilts handing on a line, and I always have to think, I have to stop if I possibly can. And, I didn't know, my, that my quilts looked so beautiful on the line, but they are. They are beautiful.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R108
- 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. "I didn't know that my quilts looked so beautiful.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000222/. (Accessed September 29, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Johnson, G. N., Stanley, L. & Stanley, L. (1978) "I didn't know that my quilts looked so beautiful.". Laurel Fork, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000222/.
MLA citation style:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, Lura Stanley, and Lura Stanley. "I didn't know that my quilts looked so beautiful.". Laurel Fork, Virginia, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000222/>.