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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts

“A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts” 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.  Her original quilt patterns, which were highly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, changed the look of American quilts forever.  The exhibition will present approximately twenty-five appliquéd quilts designed and made by Marie Webster dating from 1909-1930, as well as several of Webster’s quilt patterns that appeared in original pages of Ladies Home Journal and Webster’s scrapbook.

By reintroducing Webster’s work to the public in the 21st century, not only will the exhibition aim to educate visitors about Webster’s influence on quilts, but with a strong history of quilting in Indiana, it is hoped that the exhibition will also spark a new influence on Indiana quilt-making, creating a new lasting legacy for Indiana’s future.

  • Organization: Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • County: Marion
  • Contact: Calvin Caskey, 317-923-1331 x206,
  • Type: Non-profit
  • Project Number: IBC-YE-77
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