This early album style quilt pays homage to Reverend George G. Warvel of Eastern Ohio, an early circuit rider. In appreciation of his efforts women from his circuit joined together in 1862 to make a presentation quilt for him when he relocated. The original quilt, now housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, includes 42 appliqued blocks, each lovingly inscribed by the maker.
Designs and patterns incorporate emblems of each of the Five Services - Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine and Navy plus the Liberty Bell and Sales of Justice symbols in combination with the American Flag. Full-color illustrations.