Audio Recordings "This is just out of our old clothes."
Articles and Essays with this item:
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
- "This is just out of our old clothes."
- Contributor Names
- Bryan, Mamie (Interviewee)
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Bryan, Mamie (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - recycled fabrics
- - 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: This one here. Now this is out of my and Leonard's clothes. Now this is another old quilt. This is just out of our old clothes. / GJ: That's a beauty isn't it, all those dark colors? With the red tacks? / MB: Pants. And this is his suit of clothes. He had a whole suit of that. I had a suit of that. All of these was his pants, and my dresses. Now that's what this quilt is out of. / GJ: Which ones are your dresses? / MB: On these dark ones you can't hardly tell what they are. Over there, that gray one is my dress. And the lining, now this is my dress. That there was my dress. And this green one here was my dress. I took my dresses and made linings out of the dress. They was big old wide dresses then, you know, we used to wear some big old wide things. So I just took my dress. Made good quilts.
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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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