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Quilts Presidential and Patriotic

Sue Reich

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Throughout our country’shistory, quiltmakers have honored America’s presidents in theirquiltmaking. 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 theUnited 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 andenthusiasts affiliated with the American Quilt Study Group.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 337 color & b/w images | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350412 | Binding: hard cover

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Sue Reich began her love of quilting as a child at her grandmother’sfarmhouse in northwestern Pennsylvania. Her interests expanded to thehistoric documentation of Connecticut’s quilts, and she became a certified AQSappraiser and an NQA trained quilt judge. Sue lectures nationally on avariety of quilt history topics and is well known for curating themequilts from her extensive collection. As the nationally recognized authorof seven quilt history books, Sue travels widely sharing her quiltresearch and knowledge. Her books include World War I Quilts; World War II Quilts; Quilts and QuiltmakersCovering Connecticut; Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces andCounting; Crazy as a Bed-Quilt; and Quiltings,Frolicks and Bees.