Audio Recording "I don't use no patterns."
"I don’t use no patterns."
About this Item
- "I don't use no patterns."
- Bryan, Mamie (Interviewee)
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Bryan, Mamie (Creator)
Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - 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: And this one? That feels good and heavy. / MB: Yeah, they all heavy enough. / GJ: Yeah. Now this one's only tied with a single, is this a single piece of yarn? That these are tacked with. / MB: Yeah, that was my suit. That was a pretty thing. Lord, that's easy to do. / GJ: Tacking 'em? / MB: We used to do that and whip it around and tie a knot and cut it off. / GJ: You tack 'em real close together, though. There's only about / MB: You have to! To catch your lining. You got to tack 'em close. / GJ: There's only about two inches in between each one of those tacks, isn't there it seems like. Do you follow a particular pattern when you're tacking 'em? / MB: No, just practice, I just guess at it. Yeah, I guess at it. I don't have no pattern for nothing. I don't use no pattern. I got all these quilts here and I ain't got a pattern one, ain't had the first pattern. I just pieced 'em up the way I wanted 'em pieced.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R35
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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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. "I don't use no patterns.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000006/.
APA citation style:
Bryan, M., Johnson, G. N. & Bryan, M. (1978) "I don't use no patterns.". Sparta, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000006/.
MLA citation style:
Bryan, Mamie, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Mamie Bryan. "I don't use no patterns.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000006/>.