Field Guide to Quilts


A place to explore quilt blocks and quilting

Search blocks by name or image!

Click the search icon or look in the menu to:

• Identify block and whole-quilt designs
• Find out block names, alternative names, and year of first publication
• Links to free instructions for making blocks -- or diagrams of our own


Every page's upper-left icon links to our search page

 About us


Count us among those people with Quilt Pox. We love the supportive, generous ethos of communities of women in a tradition reaching back into an unknown past; the designs that evolve with any change of fabric; the quietly calming process of stitching seam after seam into a thing of beauty. For some, quilting brings solace and healing, a way of finding an emotional center; for overachievers, an accomplishment of sometimes amazing complexity.

Does anybody like advertisements? Neither do we. We plan to post one per page. The ad revenue doesn't come within miles of covering our costs, let alone our time. We do this for love – or Quilt Pox, which is really the same thing.