'Whether you are a novice or an accomplished, experienced quilter, this wonderful book will give you everything you need to know in order to make over two hundred quilts from the designs of quilts made by actual American pioneer women!'
I came across this website for 206 Patchwork Quilt Patterns and thought it was worth a look. You can check it out and while you are there you can sign up for a free ebook 'A Little Book About Quilting' which was compiled from multiple sources written during the early 1900's. It is 57 pages and a pretty good read. It also has a few diagrams and a pattern - did I mention it was free.