This autograph quilt features the signatures of quilting teachers under whom Lois Monieson studied over the years. It also incorporates, in stamp printing, the locations of past quilting classes and various quilt-related pins. In documenting the vivid history of influences on her art, Stars in my Eyes is a kind of self-portrait. Monieson also specifically used the Ohio Star pattern as a reference to her birthplace. Lois Monieson took her first quilting course in 1985 and was hooked. She became an accomplished quilter who exhibited widely in Canada, the United States and Japan, winning numerous awards. Her work has been featured in several quilting books, magazines and newspaper articles. Her stitching was detailed and her designs inventive. Monieson was fascinated by the ‘math’ of quilt design and, in her own work, pushed the boundaries of traditional patterns. Well-respected in the Kingston quilting community, Lois Monieson’s quilts are evocative of the impact and resurgence of the decorative arts, and particularly quilt-making in the mid-twentieth century in Kingston.