Mable Otis Head Interview Transcript June 29, 1985

Collection
AR.00027 Traditional Quilt Makers in New Mexico Survey
Identifier
MOIFA.AR.00027.T004
Document

Description
On June 29, 1985 Jeannette Lasansky interviewed quilter Mable Otis Head. The interview was transcribed into typescript circa 1985-6, and the transcript was digitized May 23, 2017.

Mable Otis was born in Farmington, New Mexico, on November 13, 1908. For a time, her parents ran a trading post at Chaco Canyon. Her family was of English and Scotch-Irish descent. She completed high school, and married Willard Henry Head, a grader operator, in Aztec, New Mexico, in April, 1932. The couple lived in Farmington; Kayenta, Arizona; and Fruitland, New Mexico.

Mable's pattern sources were her family (especially her grandmother), and magazines. She used scraps and other fabric that was given to her, and quilted "to pass time."

To see this in the full screen, mouseover or click on the pdf box to make the small magnifying glass icon appear on the upper left of the pdf box. Click on that icon to read the transcript. To request a copy of the pdf, email bartlett.library@state.nm.us. "Download as pdf" will not download the entire pdf document, just basic information related to it.

Date
June 29 1985 Date created
May 23 2017 Date modified
Dimensions
11 in (length) x 8 ½ in (width)
Curatorial Category
Textiles-United States and Canada, Textiles and Dress

Related people
Museum of International Folk Art (publisher)
Jeannette Lasansky (contributor)