Mountain Mist Quilts
I am taking a few days off to spend time with family. So just a quick post this week to wish everyone a wonderful 4th.
The International Study Museum is doing a display of Mountain Mist Quilts. The above quilt (drafted by me with Electric Quilt) was inspired by one in the collection entitled Shadow Trail. The original quilt (circa 1935) was possibly designed by Fritz Hooker.
History: Beginning in 1929, the Stearns & Foster Company printed a free quilt pattern inside the paper wrapper of each roll of Mountain Mist batting. Some patterns were copied from old quilts and popular new designs of the day. Others were original modern Mountain Mist designs or inspired by current events.
The company had a quilt made from each new pattern. These quilts became the centerpiece of advertisements and the stars in quilt shows and department store windows.
As a result, the Mountain Mist quilt patterns have been American favorites for decades.
Check out photos of the quilts on the International Study Museum's webpage. I would love to see these quilts in person.
Cha Cha Ice Dance
7/2/2016 07:21:20 am
Congratulations Kari and have a good July 4,
7/2/2016 08:22:18 am
Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. Though I am Canadian, I have used Mountain Mist in my earlier quilts. Congrats on your achievement in ice dancing. And have a fab July 4 th!
7/2/2016 09:41:05 am
I love to watch the ice dancing at the winter Olympics. Wish we could have watched you. Big Congrats!
7/2/2016 09:59:44 am
You are a multitalented person. Congratulations on the Ice Dancing. I too would have like to have seen that one.
7/2/2016 05:01:39 pm
WOW! Love the figure skating or all ice skating for that matter so a big bravo to you on your first Pre-Bronze ice dance. Where do you find the time from teaching EQ7, Art and Stitch, and designing new patterns not to mention quilting for others. Thumbs up to you Kari. Thanks for sharing your talents and time to all your viewers and especially to me. Hope your 4th is a spectacular one.
7/2/2016 05:09:58 pm
Congrats on the Cha Cha! Looks like Sherry made you a beautiful dress! What fun!
7/4/2016 06:21:06 am
Congratulations on your ice dancing success.
7/4/2016 10:44:41 pm
Congratulations on passing the Pre-Bronze ice dancing! I tried learning to skate as an adult--no luck OR balance. My daughter, however, passed her Gold ice dances and was part of the national team from Minot! Keep up the ice dancing. It's beautiful!
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