A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts

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Marie Webster (American, 1859–1956), Poppy (quilt), 1909, linen, cotton 91 x 82-1/2 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Webster Collection, Gift of Rosalind Webster Perry, 2014.108 © Marie Daugherty Webster

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Marie Daugherty Webster (1859-1956), who is considered one of the leading designers in the history of early 20th-century quilt making. Born and raised in Indiana, Webster designed and made her first appliquéd quilt in 1909. In the following years, her quilts were featured in Ladies' Home Journal, which brought her international fame and recognition. The exhibition consists of 25 appliquéd quilts designed and made by Marie Webster, which date from 1909-1930, 13 patterns, and original pages from Ladies' Home Journal. Marie Daugherty Webster's scrapbook are also displayed.

Visit the Bret Waller Gallery from June 24 to September 4, 2016 to see Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts, a juried exhibition of approximately 27 small scale contemporary quilts inspired by Marie Webster quilts.

Take a docent-led tour of the A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts exhibition.

Support for education programs related to 'A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts' was provided by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in honor of the children and families of Christel House.

Marie Webster Quilts- A Retrospective Brochure

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A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN

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