Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Bryan, Mamie
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Dates 1978
Location North Carolina
Sparta
United States
Language English
Subjects Counterpanes (Countypins)
Coverlets
Ethnography
Interviews
Title
"Both of these is countypins."
Contributor Names
Bryan, Mamie (Interviewee)
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Bryan, Mamie (Creator)
Created / Published
Sparta, North Carolina
Subject Headings
-  counterpanes (countypins)
-  coverlets
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  United States -- North Carolina -- Sparta
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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.
-  Transcription: MB: Both of these is countypins. / GJ: The top and the bottom. / MB: The top and the bottom is both countypins. A peddlar come along here and I bought this countypin. Well, I bought 'em both. This was a pretty pink, and this was a kind of a, he called it an Indian quilt or something of that kind. And I forgot what I paid for it. And I used it, it was awful pretty. But I washed it and used it on the bed and it faded, and after it faded, that's what I done with it. / GJ: You turned it into a quilt. / MB: I put 'em both together and made me a quilt. / GJ: What does it have inside it? / MB: I don't know, I couldn't tell you [laughter]. I couldn't see in there. I don't know, just a little of everything inside of 'em, sheets, cotton in some of 'em, and some of 'em sheets is in 'em. Just anything that I could use for a lining. But that's the way I had to do, so I done it.
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Medium
Sound tape reel : 7 in.
Call Number
AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R35
Source Collection
Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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