Student Stevens' Design for Pendleton Benefits Fund
September 8, 2008,
The color photo of a student-designed "Painted Pony" blanket woven by Portland, Ore.-based Pendleton Woolen Mills gleamed from a Times Square billboard here in August.
Thomasina Stevens won first place in the Pendleton competition with her interpretation of the horse culture of the Plains nations; her blanket will be made and sold worldwide to benefit the fund, the company said.
The Painted Pony blanket is available on the American Indian College Fund website (www.collegefund.org) for $185, on the Pendleton site, and at select retailers. Part of a limited edition series, it will be retired upon the selection of a 2009 student blanket design contest winner.