Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011

Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011

by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan, Nancy O'Bryant Puentes
     
 

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From frontier times in the Republic of Texas until today, Texans have been making gorgeous quilts. Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes documented the first 150 years of the state's rich heritage of quilt art in Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1836-1936 and Lone Stars II: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986

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From frontier times in the Republic of Texas until today, Texans have been making gorgeous quilts. Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes documented the first 150 years of the state's rich heritage of quilt art in Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1836-1936 and Lone Stars II: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986. Now in Lone Stars III, they bring the Texas quilt story into the twenty-first century, presenting two hundred traditional and art quilts that represent "the best of the best" quilts created since 1986.

The quilts in Lone Stars III display the explosion of creativity that has transformed quilting over the last quarter century. Some of the quilts tell stories, create landscapes, record events, and memorialize people. Others present abstract designs that celebrate form and color. Their makers have embraced machine quilting, as well as hand sewing, and they often embellish their quilts with buttons, beads, lace, ribbon, and even more exotic items. Each quilt is pictured in its entirely, and some entries also include photographs of quilt details. The accompanying text describes the quilt's creation, its maker, and its physical details.

With 16.3 million American quilters who spend $3.6 billion annually on their pastime, the quilting community has truly become a force to reckon with both artistically and socially. Lone Stars III is the perfect introduction to this world of creativity.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This final book of a three-part series focusing on 175 years of Texas quilts dazzles. It explores recent additions to the Texas Quilt Archive, quilts for causes, quilt organizations, the state quilt documentation project, art quilts, the best quilts of the 20th century, Texas as a quilt nexus, quilt measuring, quilt museums and quilt collections, and the virtual quilt world. The heart of the book is a stunning array of beautifully photographed quilts in full and in detail. Each quilt is identified by the individual or group maker name and location, dimensions, style of quilt, source of design, materials used, primary techniques, and collection location. Accompanying each entry is a brief annotation or commentary on the item. The quilts shown encompass a wide array of styles from traditional and naturalistic to abstract and kaleidoscopic, from the whimsical and commemorative to the sentimental and painterly. VERDICT This colorful, vibrant, and dramatic look at the world of Texas quilts should find a home in every library collection, as well as with individual enthusiasts of this traditional, folk-art genre. Highly recommended.—Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292726994
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
12.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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