Toni Baumgard

Photos

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Title

Toni Baumgard

Subject

Fabrics
Fabric arts
Quilts--Design.
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Crafts & decorating
Women
Artists
Sewing
Arts & crafts
Families
Women's history
American women, 1600-1900
Textile museums

Description

Toni Baumgard, a quilter, is interviewed by Renee Jackson for the Quilters’ S.O.S. Oral History Project. Baumgard talks about the quilt she brought in for the interview, an antique redwork quilt created by a German-American woman in 1913 in Pennsylvania. She discusses the pattern of the quilt and what the symbols mean on the quilt. Baumgard then talks about her own interest in historic quilts, particularly redwork quilts, as she does lectures about redwork. She also talks about her work as a textile preservationist, an interest she had from childhood. She also became interested in quilting during her childhood, as her grandmother was a frequent quilter. Baumgard talks about her personal opinions about quilting, including what makes a great quilt, why quilts are important to women’s and American histories, and how quilts are important to her personal life. She discusses the importance of preserving quilts and teaching future generations how to quilt. Baumgard talks about how she uses her quilt collection and how she gives away the quilts she makes, believing quilts have a wide variety of uses beyond only decoration or utilitarian purposes.

Identifier

2019oh0599_qsosiqf0083
QSOS_094

Interviewee

Toni Baumgard

Interviewer

Renee Jackson

Interview sponsor

Christine Turner

Interview Keyword

Vintage quilts
Quilt preservation
Wall quilts
Hanging quilts
Quilt patterns
Antique quilts
Traditional quilts
Art quilts
Redwork quilts
Quilt collections
Quilt descriptions
Hand quilting
Machine quilting
Women and quilting
Round robins
Group quilting
Quilting bees
Custom quilts
Utilitarian quilts


Citation

“Toni Baumgard,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed December 11, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2488.