Both new and experienced quilters will find a wealth of information on their chosen craft in this book. An introductory section discusses different types of quilts and presents a short history of quilting. Readers are enlightened with descriptions of Amish quilts, Baltimore Album quilts, Hawaiian quilts, crazy quilts, medallion quilts, and many others. Sections that follow describe the different kinds and shapes of blocks used to construct a quilt, as well as the patterns and tools required for quilting, color schemes, fabrics, cutting tools, machine piecing, quilting with triangular shapes, paper and hand piecing, appliqu?, creating borders, quilt backing, hand quilting, machine quilting, binding, and adding extra decorative touches to a finished quilt. The book's final section advises readers on ways to improve quilting skills. Suggestions include taking quilting courses, keeping a journal, connecting with other quilters, and using the Internet. A grand total of 200 quilting questions and answers are complemented with approximately 100 color illustrations.