I try to stick closely to practices my quilting teacher/mentor taught me because I think she is an excellent quilter! However, I have definitely back slided on the area of labeling my quilts. I am definitely not proud of it… you see, I used to do what my quilting teacher does. I embroidered pertinent information on my quilt labels and attached them to the back of my quilts.
More often than not nowadays, my quilts are shipped out in the nick of time. I haven’t yet have to finish up the binding in the car while driving to the post office, but sometimes it sure feels that way. Because of time, I have abandoned labeling my quilts. My only consolation is that I at least will have the magazines that feature my quilts for reference.
Enter Quilt Album – developed for quilters who want to easily document their quilts. Just look at all the information one can add beyond the basic information on the label, and it only takes a few minutes to fill out the fields. I like it because it is a secure and fun way to record information on the quilts I make. With the information one can print album pages, quilt labels (!), greeting and business cards. I quickly entered the information (AND picture) about my latest completed quilt Kittens in the Flowers when I got a few moments to spare the other day:
I have played with the software, and have liked it! For me, the main draw of Quilt Album is its capability of printing quilt labels. The other is that a quilter can easily generate her own quilt journal. One can easily lose oneself in the software. I will definitely be extensively using Quilt Album as I organize my quilts this coming fall.
Check out Quilt Album‘s website if you haven’t heard of it. Quilt Album has generously offered a free copy of the software to my readers. If you are interested in the software, please leave a comment about the challenges you face in properly documenting your quilts. Must share about the challenges to qualify. Deadline is Sunday (9/18) 9pm EST. Before you leave, do read this amazing story about how a quilt is returned to the original owner. You said, “Wendy, so get busy and label your quilts!” And I say, “I am, and I will!” Ciao for now.