When it comes to best-loved quilts, star motifs rank among the top. Whether you yearn to make a traditional star quilt or a modern one, you’ll be captivated by the 26 beautiful projects in these pages. Thirty-four tips and eight techniques will help you stitch stars with ease and confidence. You’ll find projects, both classic and contemporary, to encourage the novice and to challenge the most skilled quilter. We’re also excited to present historical information about the blocks and patterns contained in these pages. We were fortunate to partner with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for the research involved. The IQSCM generously shared a wealth of information about American star quilts and their lineages.