Audio Recording "This is just out of our old clothes."

"This is just out of our old clothes."

About this Item

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/Physical Location
AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R35
Source Collection
Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Credit line: Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Bryan, Mamie, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Mamie Bryan. "This is just out of our old clothes.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000005/.

APA citation style:

Bryan, M., Johnson, G. N. & Bryan, M. (1978) "This is just out of our old clothes.". Sparta, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000005/.

MLA citation style:

Bryan, Mamie, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Mamie Bryan. "This is just out of our old clothes.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000005/>.

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