Marie Webster


Birthday July 19, 1859

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Indiana

DEATH DATE Aug 29, 1956 (97)

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A leader of the Twentieth Century Quilt Revival, she published the first book about the art: Quilts, Their Story, and How to Make Them.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

She grew up in Indiana and learned the art of sewing from her mother.

Associated With

Faith Ringgold was born around the time that Webster retired from quilting and was influenced by Webster's quilting methods.