I was so jazzed when my copy of “Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011″ by Karoline “Karey” Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes arrived on my doorstep. I know several of the artists included, as well as knowing many of the other names from email discussion lists such as QuiltArt and the SAQA Yahoo Group.
It was so worth waiting for! A hefty, oversized tome of 388 pages, it includes insightful commentary to open the volume. Three sections speak to the changing face of the quilting world, and the larger world, since Volume II in this trilogy spanning 175 years of Texas quilts was published.
The main bulk of the book is, of course, the quilts. Including gorgeous photographs of quilts of every genre, each quilt is accompanied by a paragraph of information. Details such as size, Texas location, design sources, materials and techniques are also found alongside the quilts.
The work is rounded out by a glossary, a suggested reading list, a table of quilt contents by quilt title, and an excellent index of the artists included.
This is a wonderful book that no quilt lover should be without.