Stars! A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts Book See and learn about the fascinating quilts created by members of the American Quilt Study Group as a research and study project. The challenge: to create quilts inspired by 19th century quilts that included stars. Participants chose an inspiration quilt and recreated a small version of it. You’ll see them all here, and patterns are included for 10 of the 39 study quilts. You can see many of these quilts as they travel to exhibit venues throughout the U.S.