Audio Recording "I think more of that silk quilt than the others."
About this Item
- "I think more of that silk quilt than the others."
- Contributor Names
- Bryan, Mamie (Interviewee)
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Bryan, Mamie (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Sparta, North Carolina
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - quilt tops
- - 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: If you had to guess, which one of these would you say is your favorite quilt? Do you have a favorite one? / MB: Well, I ain't got no favorite quilt. They're all, course, I've got the new ones over there, you got a picture of them, I guess. I believe I think more of that silk quilt than I do of any of 'em. / GJ: Is that right? / MB: Well, that was the hardest one I've ever pieced in my life, out of all these cotton quilts, but that silk quilt was something to piece To piece with your fingers, 'cause it kept a-slipping and a-sliding, and raveling, and you just had, I just had a job of that quilt. So I didn't get it done. And I don't know which one of the kids will take it One of 'em'll, everyone claims it, but you know, they'll have to cut it in two and divide it.
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- 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)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Bryan, Mamie, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Mamie Bryan. "I think more of that silk quilt than the others.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000008/.
APA citation style:
Bryan, M., Johnson, G. N. & Bryan, M. (1978) "I think more of that silk quilt than the others.". Sparta, North Carolina. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000008/.
MLA citation style:
Bryan, Mamie, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Mamie Bryan. "I think more of that silk quilt than the others.". Sparta, North Carolina, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000008/>.