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Now in the Gallery at Main - Lone Star Quilts

The newest exhibit in the Gallery at Main features quilts by members of the Devine Quilters guild. Come browse the gallery and see these amazing works of art, often the products of a collaboration between a piecer and a quilter. Each quilt takes the Lone Star pattern - also called Star of the East or Morning Star - and renders it in various fabrics and designs. From a soft vintage baby quilt to a Serengeti-themed quilt to a full-sized black and white quilt, the Devine Quilters have provided a wonderful display of the artistry and variety in quilt-making.

This marvelous display of creativity and talent will be on display until early January. Come view the quilts and be sure to tell us which one is your favorite!


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Amazon Says: Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing. less...
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Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1836-1936 by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan
Amazon Says: "The authors had been told by 'authorities' that finding really fine quilts in what had been a rough frontier area was quite unlikely. But page after page of visually stunning more...
Amazon Says: "The authors had been told by 'authorities' that finding really fine quilts in what had been a rough frontier area was quite unlikely. But page after page of visually stunning quilts prove with a vengeance that experts can be wrong.... Highly recommended." --Library Journal "More than anything else, the book provides a fascinating record of women's efforts to create beauty even when every hour and cent had to be spent merely to survive. It is also a tribute to families who have recognized and treasured those efforts through the generations." --Angleton Times The patchwork or pieced quilt is one of the few truly indigenous American art forms, and in the Lone Star State it has long been cherished. But most early Texas quilters were not aware that they were shaping an artistic heritage for the future. They quilted for simpler, personal reasons: to keep their families warm during bitter winters in poorly heated dugouts, to add a bit of color and cheer to drab cabins on the plains, to pass lonely hours far away from distant family and friends, to welcome a firstborn child, or to plan for the arrival of long-awaited guests. Some women quilted for their own gratification: the pleasure of piecing cloth that met neatly and evenly, the satisfaction of quilting tiny, precise stitches that held the cloth and enhanced the design, the contentment of binding and finishing a quilt that represented a piece of the quilter's life and heart. In quilting, Texas women (and the occasional man) took part in an artistic heritage that reflected the needs of life in a new land. In Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1836-1936, over sixty of the finest quilts made in Texas or brought to Texas during that periodare beautifully documented in full color and glowing text. Selected from more than 3,500 quilts analyzed during an intensive two-year search in twenty-seven cities and towns across Texas, these treasures reflect the highest order of design and technique. Because they are prized family heirlooms or from private collections, virtually none of these quilts has ever before come to public attention. Unknown until now, they are masterpieces of quilt art and significant historical records. The photographs show the full quilts, details, and, in some cases, their makers. The text describes the characteristics of each quilt--physical description, sizes, fabrics, colors, pattern name, quality of workmanship, artistic merit, and overall design concept. Placing the quilt in perspective, Lone Stars also relates the family history and provenance of the piece~stories told about the quilt and its maker or owners--and looks at quilting in Texas and its relation to the tradition of quilting as practiced in other regions. A useful as well as lovely volume, Lone Stars adds immeasurably to our knowledge of Texas' rich cultural and artistic heritage. less...
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Amazon Says: Not sure what a particlar word or instruction means in your sewing, knitting, or crochet pattern? Forgotten how to do that attractive embroidery stitch? Here is the ultimate  more...
Amazon Says: Not sure what a particlar word or instruction means in your sewing, knitting, or crochet pattern? Forgotten how to do that attractive embroidery stitch? Here is the ultimate A to Z guide to more than 1,001 terms used in these needlecrafts. This comprehensive reference book brims with definitions for applique, crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting, and sewing. Each entry provides a thorough definition for each of its applicable crafts, while terms are cross-referenced to their US or UK alternatives where appropriate. Furthermore, many of the techniques are not only described, but illustrated with sequences of the stitches needed to do them, using clear step-by-step diagrams. From crafting enthusiasts to industry professionals, needlecrafters of all skill levels will find The Ultimate A to Z Companion to 1,001 Needlecraft Terms an invaluable reference tool--one they will turn to time and time again. less...
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Amazon Says: Wild by Design explores the American tradition of freewheeling, improvisational, often asymmetrical quilts, whose makers experimented boldly with design, color, and pictorial more...
Amazon Says: Wild by Design explores the American tradition of freewheeling, improvisational, often asymmetrical quilts, whose makers experimented boldly with design, color, and pictorial motifs. It examines both the aesthetics and the social history of quilts from the early nineteenth century to the present, including Amish, African American, and modern art quilts.From the state fair to the clothesline, women have sought ways to exhibit the beauty and optical effects of their quilts. The "quilting frolic" of the nineteenth century was for many women an alternative to the art academy and the salon. Janet Berlo reminds us that quilts were a valued form of artistic expression, meant to be shared and admired among the company of other women.Over fifty applique and pieced quilts are illustrated, chosen from the collections of the International Quilt Study Center for their outstanding visual qualities. Each is accompanied by a lively dialogue among quilt experts that illustrates the varied dimensions of quilts as aesthetic objects of the highest order and as reflections of the lives and societies of their makers. This multifaceted analysis of quilts sheds light on the histories of women, textiles, and American art and culture.Janet Catherine Berlo is professor of art history at the University of Rochester in New York. She is the author of Native North American Art and a memoir, Quilting Lessons, and is the editor of The Early Years of Native American Art History: The Politics of Scholarship and Collecting. Patricia Cox Crews is professor of textiles and director of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the editor of Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers and A Flowering of Quilts. The book also includes contributions by Carolyn Ducey, Jonathan Holstein, and Michael James. less...
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Amazon Says: Berkeley graduate student Finn (Winona Ryder) is spending the summer at the home of her sparring grandmother and great aunt (Oscar winners Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft), wh more...
Amazon Says: Berkeley graduate student Finn (Winona Ryder) is spending the summer at the home of her sparring grandmother and great aunt (Oscar winners Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft), where she intends to finish her latest thesis and think over a marriage proposal. As she wrestles with her decision, the women in her grandmother's quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that shaped their own lives. Also starring Maya Angelou, Kate Nelligan, Jean Simmons, Lois Smith and Alfre Woodard, How to Make an American Quilt is a deeply moving and funny film that celebrates following your heart. less...
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  • The Devine Quilters
    The purpose of the Devine Quilters is to promote the art of quilting and quilt making, to preserve the heritage of quilt making and quilt appreciation, to provide an informational base for those interested in quilt making and related arts and to provide a source of inspiration and fellowship for quilt enthusiasts.
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