Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Bryan, Mamie
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Dates 1978
Location North Carolina
Sparta
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Interviews
Log Cabin Quilts
Patchwork Quilts
Quilt Patterns
Quilting
Title
"I just got tired of that Log Cabin."
Contributor Names
Bryan, Mamie (Interviewee)
Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
Bryan, Mamie (Creator)
Created / Published
Sparta, North Carolina
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  log cabin quilts
-  patchwork quilts
-  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: GJ: Now what do you call that one? / MB: I started, I started this. His mother had a Log Cabin quilt. And she had her one, and I wanted to learn how to make one. So I started mine but I got tired of it. I didn't, I got along too slow. So I quit. But now you can tell it, that there's the blocks. Them's the blocks I got pieced. And I got tired of that Log Cabin. Now she called it a Log Cabin quilt. Blocks. So I got tired of that. And I said, I'm going to piece mine. I wanted to get the quilt done. So I just pieced mine any way I wanted it. / GJ: Did you piece it into blocks? / MB: Yeah, all of 'em in blocks. / GJ: All of your piecing / MB: and strips / GJ: piece it into blocks and then into strips / MB: just strip 'em up together / GJ: Now I can see the log cabins there in the middle. / MB: I said well I didn't have but four blocks, I said I'll put it right in the middle of my quilt. / GJ: These aren't log cabin right here, these aren't, are they? Are they? / MB: Yeah. / GJ: They're the log cabin, but then these are strip blocks, aren't they? / MB: I couldn't finish it. It was too slow. But she had an awful pretty one. I don't know whatever [?] with hers. Never did know.
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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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