quiltsQuilts: Presidential and Patriotic is a look at several quilts that were made related to american history over the years. It features lots of information and photos of the quilts.  I always love to look at books about quilts simply because I am not sure I have the patience or the talent to make them but there are so many people that do and come up with such wonderful things.  The quilts in this book do not disappoint, gorgeous creations of red, white and blue honoring our great nation.  All of the fabric that has been created featuring the presidents and campaign buttons and other historical items are pretty cool to see too.  Some of the detail put into embroidered faces of the presidents is amazing, even their signatures!

A must see for any American!  I don’t think you need to be a history buff or even a quilter to see that there is some real talent in these pages!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Throughout our country’s history, quiltmakers have honored America’s presidents in their quiltmaking. Featuring more than 330 images with insightful explanations, this book looks at the presidential quilts and patriotic quilts that have been made by American quilters. From the presidencies of George Washington through Barack Obama, the quilts—along with intriguing quilt-related comments from newspapers of the times—help us enjoy American history, and reflect on how quilt history has chosen to remember the US presidents. Also highlighted are 43 gorgeous newly-made quilts representing each of the United States presidents to date. Each measures twenty-four inches square, and is constructed in a pattern and fabric historically accurate to the leader’s presidential term of office; their makers are quilt historians and enthusiasts affiliated with the American Quilt Study Group.