Mary Maxtion (Sumter County, Alabama, 1924 - ) My Mother's Quilt 1993 Cotton/ polyester blend, polyester, cotton 99 in. x 71 1/2 in. (251.46 cm x 181.61 cm) Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 2008.0009.0003
Howe Awesome! On this day in 1908 Julia Ward Howe became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Howe was a prominent American abolitionist, activist and writer, most famous as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” This Nine Patch variation utility quilt was made circa 1890 and is loosely attributed to a member of Howe’s family.