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    I don't "document" for the ones I donate, but I try to for the quilts I make for friends and such.

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    Great idea. Have just taken pictures of my projects so far, but writing a little piece on each one is a nice idea and putting in some fabrics as well. Yes I going to be a copy cat on that one :D

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    I can see the possibilities and advantages of a quilters diary. Great idea!

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    I take pictures of all my crafts, but never thought of a Diary. Hrmmmm good idea.

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    I have a diary and everytime I go in the sewing room, it gives me dirty looks cause I have a bunch of photos stuffed in it and nothing else! :lol:

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    I use a cheap spiral bound scrapbook that I got a Michael's. I put a picture or two of the quilt (with the recepient if it is a gift) and sometimes a fabric sample. Then I write about the quilt-
    -what inspired this quilt?
    -did I find the fabric first and then a pattern to go with it, or the other way around?
    -what pattern I used.
    -anything special about the quilt or the reason I made it for that person
    -the month and year when the quilt was started and finished (sometimes that is a LONG time in between :D )
    -the size of the quilt
    -any other detail info I want to include

    When I feel like I never accomplish anything it is fun to go back and see all the quilts (wall hangings, lap quilts, etc) that I have finished. Since I have given so many away as gifts they are not around to remind me of what I have done.

    I hope that some day when I am dead and gone my grandchildren or great grandchildren may like reading about their old Grammy and what inspired her!

    It is a great idea to document your work. Good luck with whatever method works best for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    I use a cheap spiral bound scrapbook that I got a Michael's. I put a picture or two of the quilt (with the recepient if it is a gift) and sometimes a fabric sample. Then I write about the quilt-
    -what inspired this quilt?
    -did I find the fabric first and then a pattern to go with it, or the other way around?
    -what pattern I used.
    -anything special about the quilt or the reason I made it for that person
    -the month and year when the quilt was started and finished (sometimes that is a LONG time in between :D )
    -the size of the quilt
    -any other detail info I want to include

    When I feel like I never accomplish anything it is fun to go back and see all the quilts (wall hangings, lap quilts, etc) that I have finished. Since I have given so many away as gifts they are not around to remind me of what I have done.

    I hope that some day when I am dead and gone my grandchildren or great grandchildren may like reading about their old Grammy and what inspired her!

    It is a great idea to document your work. Good luck with whatever method works best for you.

    that is a fantastic idea!!! It is nice from time to time to go back and see what accomplishments we have done in our creations. At the moment, i don't have a scrapbook for my quilts.. YET that is, but I do have all my photos in a portfolio file on my laptop and CDs of everything I have made whether for myself, for friends/family, clients or donations.

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    Cool! I like the ideal of a quilter's diary. I have pictures of the quilts I have made but I have no idea where all the pictures are. Today the hunt for all the pictures begins to start my quilter's diary.

    Thanks for the ideal!

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    I don't keep an actual diary, although I may need to start. I keep a photo album with a picture of the quilt, when I made it, and who it was for. I have notebooks that I keep project ideas in where I've sometimes jotted down fabric/color ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I don't keep an actual diary, although I may need to start. I keep a photo album with a picture of the quilt, when I made it, and who it was for. I have notebooks that I keep project ideas in where I've sometimes jotted down fabric/color ideas.
    well BJ thats a quilter diary in more ways then not...at least you have pictures and who you made them for thats the main idea especially because someday someone might come across that quilt and wonder who made it and how long ago it was made etc....quilts are such heirlooms...

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