Sunday, August 21, 2011
Johanna Stifel emigrated from Germany early in the 19th century and in 1835 established a 'blue dyer' operation in Wheeling, Virginia ( We did not become West Virginia until the War). The boot was his logo. It is typical of eastern European 'blue dyers' to put their logos on the back of the goods.
At that time, Dagama offered designs from 3 different lines...3 Leopards, originally Brunnschweiler and Company.
I always try to incorporate the logos into my Indigo quilts.
More Indigo logos on the next post.
For those of you who love my textile history crossword puzzles, I am currently working on a new one for The Quilt Life, Dec '11.