Audio Recordings "Both of these is countypins."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "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
- - 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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- 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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