Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Judy Stryker, June 22, 2003

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - Spotlighted quilt

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Partial Transcript: --I'm interviewing Judy Stryker today at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Segment Synopsis: Judy Stryker talks about the materials of her chosen quilt, the maker of the quilt, and how it came into her possession.

Keywords: Batting; Children's quilts; Clara Jones; Fabrics; Family farms; Great aunts; Greenbriar County (W. Va.); Greenbriar County, West Virginia; Preservation; Quilt; Quilt tops; Quilting; Repairs; Restoration; Sewing; Sheep; Virginia Quilt Project; West Virginia; Wool batting; Wool fabrics

Subjects: Children's quilts; Quiltmakers--United States; Quiltmaking; Quilts; Quilts--United States; Virginia Quilt Museum; Wool fabrics; Wool quilts

00:05:09 - First interest in quilting

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Partial Transcript: Um, when did you get interested in quilting?

Segment Synopsis: Stryker talks about first learning about quilting and when she started to quilt.

Keywords: Guilds; Leftover fabrics; Polyester double knit quilts; Polyester double knits; Quilting; Quilting guilds; Quilts; Scrap fabrics; Scraps

Subjects: Quilting; Quilting--United States; Quiltmakers; Quiltmakers--United States; Quilts; Quilts in literature

00:06:43 - Quilt guilds / Virginia Quilt Museum

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Partial Transcript: Um, w--you're in a guild now?

Segment Synopsis: Stryker talks about the guilds she is a member of and her involvement with the Virginia Quilt Museum.

Keywords: Guilds; Museums; Quilt guilds; Quilting; Quilting guilds; Quilts; Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild; Virginia Quilt Museum

Subjects: Museums; Quilting; Quilting--United States; Quiltmakers; Quiltmakers--United States; Quilts; Virginia Quilt Museum

00:08:09 - Great quilts and great quiltmakers

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Partial Transcript: Um, when you see all these quilts, what, what do you think makes a great quilt great?

Segment Synopsis: Stryker talks about what she thinks makes a quilt great and what she thinks makes a quiltmaker great.

Keywords: Basting stitches; Bedspreads; Children's quilts; Civil War quilts; Craft groups; Crafts; Crazy quilts; Embellishing; Emotion; Enjoyment; Fabric - Hand-dyed; Hand painted; Hand-dyed; Happy; Old patterns; Quilting stitches; Quiltmakers; Quiltmaking; Quilts; Sampler quilts; Scrap quilts; Smiles; Towels; Traditional quilts; Virginia Quilt Museum

Subjects: Arts and crafts; Children's quilts; Craft and art; Crazy quilts; Quilting; Quilting--Patterns; Quilting--United States; Quilting--United States--Patterns; Quiltmakers; Quiltmakers--United States; Quilts; Quilts--United States; Sewing; Virginia Quilt Museum

00:12:11 - Quilts and family

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Partial Transcript: Um, let's see, how have quilts impacted your family?

Segment Synopsis: Stryker gives a short description of how quilting has impacted her family.

Keywords: Fabric; Family; Quilts; Time

Subjects: Fabrics; Families.; Quiltmaking; Quilts

00:12:46 - First quilt

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Partial Transcript: How did you come to quilting?

Segment Synopsis: Stryker talks about the first quilt she ever made and what has become of it now.

Keywords: Closets; Fabrics; Groups; Plastic templates; Polyester double knit quilts; Polyester double knits; Quilt groups; Quilt techniques; Quilting; Quilting groups; Quilting techniques; Quiltmakers; Quilts; Scraps; Sewing; Templates

Subjects: Quilting; Quilting--United States; Quiltmakers--United States; Quilts; Sewing