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   from the issue of March 22, 2007

IQSC stitches green concept into national quilt competition


The International Quilt Study Center and Mountain Mist/Leggett and Platt have announced a quilt competition with an eco-friendly theme.

The "Crafting A Better Quilt Competition" seeks entries that combine environmental and ecological themes and images with environmentally friendly/green products and techniques.

Quilts entered in the competition must be made of all natural materials, including EcoCraft batting by Mountain Mist. Entrants must choose EcoCraft Eco-Friendly Batting 100 percent PLA or Eco-Friendly Batting Blend 50 percent PLA 50 percent cotton. Cash prizes will be awarded and the finalist group of quilts will be exhibited at the new IQSC museum in fall 2008. Entries are due by March 1, 2008. For details of the competition and entry instructions go online to or call (800) 345-7150.

Mountain Mist/Leggett and Platt and the IQSC have both given high priority to eco-friendly initiatives.

Mountain Mist/Leggett and Platt markets EcoCraft, the world's first manufactured, environmentally friendly, naturally based craft fiber product. The unique brand draws from American heartland traditions, using renewable resources from American cornfields. Creation of EcoCraft fiber products begins with Ingeo fiber, generically known as PLA, a polymer made from lactic acid, a natural product made from fermentable sugars found in plants, specifically corn. This process is revolutionary in the textile and fiber industry and is patented.

The IQSC will move into a new "green" home in early 2008. The museum was designed by the New York firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, working with Alley Poyner Architecture of Omaha.



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