This easy-to-enjoy book is the authorís heart-warming story about growing up on a farm in Oklahoma, struggling to get a high school education and eventually becoming a successful dress designer. Altha Earnest writes about the days of quilting parties, singing conventions and one-room schools. But From the Prairie to the Mountains is not just about the past, it is all about mid-twentieth century New Mexico, World War II, and Mrs. Earnestís famous Birdwatcher Shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and her career as a designer of Southwestern clothes.
Altha Earnest was an accomplished quiltmaker whose work is shown in galleries. She was also an active advocate for world peace.