This text comprises everything one might need to know about the art of American quilting and patchwork. Covering its European origins in colonial America and containing detailed guides of techniques and methodology, this comprehensive compendium is a must-have for any quilting enthusiast and deserves its place in any collection of antiquarian literature. Marie Daugherty Webster (1859 – 1956) was a business woman, quilt designer, and an author most known for her writing this book. This text has been elected for republication due to its historic and education value. Originally published in 1915, we are proud to republish this scarce book here with a new introductory biography of the author.