Lap quilting is a method of quilting that can be done – in your lap. Small sections of the quilt are pieced and layered with the batting and backing. After all the sections are assembled they are then sewn together to form a large quilt. This method is sometimes referred to as “Quilt As You Go”.
Georgia Bonesteel made lap quilting popular in the 1980’s when she published a book of the same name. The book is great for both beginner and advanced quilters. You can order her book here.