I have always been intrigued with antique quilts and am fortunate to own two of them that have been passed down through my family. Each one has a story to tell, and while I never had the opportunity to meet my ancestors who made them, I feel a connection to them through these quilts.
Looking through the Mountain Mist Historical Quilts: 14 mid-century quilts made new book by Linda Pumphrey connects us with quilts from another generation and brings them into the present with a modern remake. Each of the 14 quilts included was each selected for its charming history and appeal to both traditional and modern quilters. The designs are perfect for all skill levels and come with PDF templates to print and reprint from a CD-rom.
I asked Linda to share a little bit about herself: “I first became aware of the Mountain Mist patterns and quilt collection in 1989 when I joined the sales team of Stearns Technical Textiles Company. I had the delight in sharing the quilts in presentations to the public and hearing and seeing how much these designs spoke to them.
In 1995, Meri Kay Waldvogel, noted quilt historian, was researching the start of the collection and the individuals that helped design the various patterns. She peaked my interest to continue to add to her research from internal facts known by co-worker and company documents.
Mountain Mist Historical Quilts is a great way to share the beautiful patterns and preserve their stories.
I love to quilt and design. You could say my life is about quilting. I am currently employed by Fibrix, as the Executive Account Manager for the Mountain Mist brand. Also, I have the pleasure to serve on several Non-Profit National and International Boards of Directors—my way of giving back to the industry that has supported my career.
Red & White is my second book and will be available September 2017. This book has 40 block designs that mix and match to create 14 projects. Quilts used as inspiration for Red & White are from the International Quilts Study Center & Museum collection. Like the Mountain Mist Historical Quilts, portions of the royalties go to support IQSCM. The design of this book is my original graphic design.”
Do you have any antique family quilts in your collection? What speaks to you about the quilts our ancestors made and how quilting has changed over the years? Leave us a comment and we’ll randomly select one winner on August 18th to receive a copy of Mountain Mist Historical Quilts: 14 mid-century quilts made new.