Audio Recordings "This is a block quilt."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "This is a block quilt."
- Contributor Names
- Bryan, Mamie (Interviewee)
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Bryan, Mamie (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- North Carolina -- Sparta
- - Transcription: GJ: Now, what is this one? / MB: This is another block quilt. It's a block one. / GJ: I see. / MB: Now it take a long time to piece a quilt like this. These little pieces. I couldn't, I forgot how many blocks it takes to make a quilt. I did know, but I don't know now. But it takes several of 'em. / GJ: So you sew these together in blocks / MB: Yeah, I sew them together in strips, and then just put 'em together. / GJ: How many blocks are in a / MB: Now I couldn't tell you, now, I'd have to get down there and count 'em. / [GJ counts blocks] / GJ: So there's 16 squares in a block. Is that the way his mother told you how to do that? / MB: No, now I put 'em together myself. She showed me how to piece my, piece my blocks. Then I put 'em together.
- - Mamie and Leonard Bryan were interviewed in their home on September 10, 1978. Due to a technical problem, the audio tape of the first part of the interview is unavailable. The surviving audio includes descriptions of several individual quilts, and recollections of quilting as a child and as a young adult.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R35
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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