Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Crafting A Better Planet™ Quilt Competition

Deadline: March 1, 2008 (Postmark)

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Mountain Mist
2551 Crescentville Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Mountain Mist®/Leggett & Platt, Incorporated and the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln announce the Crafting A Better Planet™ Quilt Competition. Quilted entries are sought that combine environmental and ecological themes and images with Eco-Friendly™/ Green products and techniques. All entrants will win the satisfaction of creating an heirloom with a global purpose.

Quilts entered in the Crafting A Better Planet™ Quilt Competition must be made of all natural materials, including EcoCraft™ batting by Mountain Mist®. Entrants must choose EcoCraft™ Eco-Friendly™ Batting 100% PLA or Eco-Friendly™ Batting Blend 50% PLA 50% Cotton.

All entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2008. Cash prizes will be awarded and the finalist group of quilts will be exhibited at the new International Quilt Study Center museum in the Fall of 2008.

Mountain Mist®/ Leggett & Platt, Incorporated and the International Quilt Study Center have both given high priority to Eco-Friendly™/ Green initiatives:

Mountain Mist®/Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is marketing EcoCraft™: the world's first man-made, environmentally friendly, naturally based craft fiber product. The unique brand draws deeply from American heartland traditions, using renewable resources fresh from American cornfields. Creation of EcoCraft™ fiber products begins with Ingeo™ fiber, (trademarked owned by Natureworks,LLC) 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 by Nature Works, LLC, the Mountain Mist®/ Leggett & Platt fiber partner.

The International Quilt Study Center will move into a new "green" home in early 2008. The new museum, designed by the New York firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, will be the first building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus designed to meet the requirements for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The environmentally sustainable structure will house the center's world class collection of more than 2300 quilts.