Margrette Fontz Baumgardner Interview Transcript June 27, 1985 Tape 2

Collection
AR.00027 Traditional Quilt Makers in New Mexico Survey
Identifier
MOIFA.AR.00027.T001
Document

Description
On June 27, 1985 Jeannette Lasansky interviewed quilter Margrette Fontz Baumgardner. The interview was transcribed into typescript circa 1985-6, and the transcript was digitized May 23, 2017. Baumgardner was born in Farmington, New Mexico, on March 27, 1919. She attended school through the 12th grade, and married John Clifford Baumgardner, a garage foreman, in Albuquerque on November 7, 1941. For most of her life she lived in Farmington and Gallup. Baumgardner's family was of German and English descent.

Margrette Fontz Baumgardner began making quilts at the age of 6. She gathered patterns from friends, family, and printed sources. She also copied designs she saw at shows, and made up her own designs. She used new, traded, and recycled fabrics in her work.

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Date
June 27 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)