Inside the Wrapper

Inside the Wrapper

The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns

Every quilt tells a story. 

The Mountain Mist quilt patterns are at the heart of this story.

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.
In 2012, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum was honored to acquire the Mountain Mist Quilt Collection. We invite you to explore the quilts and stories “Inside the Wrapper.

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Meet the Guest Curator

Meet the Guest Curator
Meet the Guest Curator

Linda Pumphrey is the guest curator for Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns. As a quilter, she feeds her passion with a career spanning more than 25 years in the quilting industry. Recently back with the brand that started her career, she is Senior Account Executive for Fibrix, makers of Mountain Mist batting.

In addition to being an active member of the quilt industry and nonprofit sector, Pumphrey is an award-winning quilter. Her love of quilting grew from her mother and her grandmothers, a legacy that spans five generations of quilters. The Pumphrey Family Gallery, located on the first floor, is a testament of her family’s love of quilting.

Linda Pumphrey has served as a member of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum International Advisory Board since 2010. She is the Acquisitions Committee Coordinator for the IQSCM

Sponsors

Sponsors
Sponsors

Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment 
Friends of International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Moda United Notions
Mountain Mist
Aurifil 
AccuQuilt

Event Date
Friday, July 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016