Lone Stars III

Lone Stars III

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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, 1836a€“1936 and Lone Stars II: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936a€“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 qthe best of the bestq 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.International Quilt Festival founder, Karey Bresenhan, monitored websites, online forums, and email messages from ... Nearly 300 quilts arrived from all over the world for the a€œAMERICA: From the Hearta€ exhibit . . . with no remaining space in the show to display them. ... for the victims of the September 11 attacks and their families led C aamp; T Publishing to publish a book based on the exhibit, ... An earlier, and also moving, quilt-related cause was the AIDS Memorial Quilt, founded in 1987.

Title:Lone Stars III
Author:Karoline Patterson Bresenhan, Nancy O'Bryant Puentes
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2012-01-29


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