Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Bryan, Mamie
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Dates 1978
Location North Carolina
Sparta
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Interviews
Recycled Fabrics
Title
"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
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: 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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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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