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.
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