Review | The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken

The Quiltmaker's GiftDescription: A king who has everything, suddenly finds something he wants badly, but can’t have without making some significant sacrifices in his life.

Story: When a greedy, grumpy king learns that there is a magical quiltmaker in his kingdom who has never given him a quilt, he demands the quilter make him one of her creations. The woman presents the king with a challenging offer: “Make presents of everything you own, and then I’ll make a quilt for you.”

The king is furious with the woman and tries to force her to make a quilt for him. But the quilter is a strong, smart, and easily makes friends, which enables her to escape the king’s attempts to force her to make a quilt for him. Finally the king relents and begins giving his possessions away to people who need them more than he does. The result of giving his possessions away surprises and transforms the king. This is a beautiful story about the importance of serving and helping others.

Illustrations: The illustrations in this book are colorful and fun. They tell a great story themselves without the support of the text.


Overall Story Rating: 5 of 5 stars false

Overall Illustrations Rating: 4 of 5 stars false

  • Sounds like a fun and aesthetically pleasing book 🙂

    • “Aesthetically pleasing”…nicely put.