Quilt of the Month


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July 2016

Shadow Trail
Maker unknown
Circa 1935
Made in United States
87.75 x 71.25
Mountain Mist Collection, IQSCM 2012.015.0045

Hand pieced and hand quilted, Shadow Trail leads one down green forest paths where blue shadows lurk, in its graphic, geometric design.  This original pattern is one of the modern designs that Mountain Mist brought to the marketplace. These contemporary designs offered an exciting and promising adventure in quiltmaking to the newcomer and veteran alike.

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.

In 2012, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum acquired the Mountain Mist Quilt Collection. We invite you to explore the quilts and stories in Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns, which will be on display at Quilt House beginning July 1.


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