I had the pleasure of browsing through this new book by Annette Gero last week. Annette is Australia's leading quilt historian and she has written extensively on the subject. The Fabric of Society: Australia's Quilt Heritage from Convict Times to 1960 shows an amazingly detailed collection of Australian quilts.
There are 130 quilts shown in the book and the quality of the volume is stunning. As if that isn't enough, there are patterns to recreate 29 of the quilts, written by Kim McLean, whose attention to detail is outstanding.
It is an expensive book, but well worth the money. You can order a copy here.