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.”


For more information about this show and collection, here is piece from NET featuring interviews with guest curator Linda Pumphrey and Curator of Collections Carolyn Ducey.