I like to see labels on the quilts - it will make the quilt even more treasured in years to come. I have a quilt that is from the late 1800's. According to family legend my grandfather helped piece it when he was 5. I did have it appraised just to see if the story could be true and the appraiser agreed. The quilt is precious to me because I know the history - which could also come from a label. All artists should sign and date their work - whether by hand or machine.