Here's what we know: my friend Merikay became the owner of a bag of stitched items. She knew they came from Indiana. A set of placemats was among the items. They all have a label on them, saying they were stitched by Frances Fisher.
So of course we googled Frances Fisher Indiana.
This photo was there, showing a 1940 graduate of Rockville High School in Indiana.
That time frame could be right.
Here's another clue: a pattern piece inside:
It sure would be fun to know more about Frances. I love her style, she made each of these placemats different. They are so funky!