Pink Dogwood

Sarah Laughlin, probably made in Guernsey County, Ohio, dated 1927.

International Quilt Museum

Ardis and Robert James Collection, 1997.007.0727.

One of Marie Webster’s many popular and widely circulating quilt patterns, in this and other designs Webster drew inspiration from nineteenth-century quilt styles and set them in contemporary formats and color palettes. Her popular 1915 book, Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them, helped perpetuate romanticized ideas about colonial American quiltmaking, despite a lack of evidence.