Marie Daugherty Webster was a quilt designer, quilt producer, and businesswoman, as well as a lecturer and author of Quilts, Their Story, and How to Make Them, the first American book about the history of quilting, reprinted many times since. She also ran the Practical Patchwork Company, a quilt pattern-making business from her home in Wabash, Indiana, for more than thirty years. Webster’s appliquéd quilts influenced modern quilting designs of the early twentieth century. Her quilts have been featured in museums and gallery exhibition in the United States and Japan. The Indianapolis Museum of Art holds the largest collection of her quilts in the United States. Webster was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1991. The Marie Webster House, her former residence in Marion, Indiana, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993, and serves as the present-day home of the Quilters Hall of Fame.
|Born:||Marie Daugherty, July 19, 1859, Marion, Indiana, United States|
|Died:||August 29, 1956, Princeton, New Jersey|
|Known for:||Quilt designs|
|Spouse(s):||George Webster Jr.|
About Marie Webster
A leader of the Twentieth Century Quilt Revival, she published the first book about the art: Quilts, Their Story, and How to Make Them.
Her innovative quilt designs were featured in the Ladies’ Home Journal and other leading magazines of the era.
She ran a successful quilt mail-order business for decades. After her death, her house was designated a National Historic Landmark.
She grew up in Indiana and learned the art of sewing from her mother.
Faith Ringgold was born around the time that Webster retired from quilting and was influenced by Webster’s quilting methods.
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