Audio Recordings "I just got tired of that Log Cabin."
Articles and Essays with this item:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Log Cabin Quilts
- "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
- - 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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- 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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