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Thread: "MY" quilt book! I'm so happy with it!

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    "MY" quilt book! I'm so happy with it!

    Visiting in Ohio recently, my DD offered to help me take advantage of a special offer from Joann Fabrics that I had been saving because I was too intimidated to try using it on my own. It was for making a photo book online using Shutterfly.

    With her help, I managed to complete the book and now it has arrived. I am just thrilled with it. DD suggested the title, then added "Volume I", Creations from 2010-2014. I chose the photo for the back page and the statement there.
    Here are some photos from the book:
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    Linda Wedge White

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    I should add that neither my DD nor I are affiliated in any way with either business. Here are a couple more photos.
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    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Very cool and a great way to save photos of the quilts you have made. My dd made me a book like that but it had photos of her, her youngest son, my dh, and me when she visited us a number of years ago. What a nice remembrance that is now. Isn't it nice to have those photos bound and in a hard backed book?

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    Yes,it is especially nice for me because all the quilts have gone on to others.

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    How cool is that! Thanks for sharing. I may have to do one sometime.

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    Wildyard: That's amazing, it looks so professional. Failed to keep photos of all my quilts but keep thinking its never to late to start. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    What a wonderful idea/book!!! My two daughters use Shutterfly to make books for their vacations, etc. Will have to have them to show me how to make one for myself.
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    I have used shutterfly before for books, but never thought of a portfolio/memory book! (I made DH a book of his first year with DS for his first Father's Day) I love this idea!!
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    This is a wonderful way to make a portfolio of your work! I'm also a digital scrapbooker; I love to make pages of my art projects...quilts included!
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    I have a book called "A Quilter's Notebook - An Illustrated journal". I gave one to my mother years ago and I have her book full of stories, pictures, hints, everything. So I got one for myself and am filling it and just being the kind of person I am I bought another one, in case I fill this one up, which I should be this year sometime. I think it is a wonderful memory book, for our kids, for friends, for ourselves. I wanted to get one for a gift for a friend, but now I can't find them. Edie
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    What a terrific idea, nice job ladies.
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    Wonderful idea! I had better get quilting to have enough to fill a book! Your book looks great.

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    This is such a great idea!

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    Oh my goodness! I need to do this! Thank you for this wonderful idea.

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    What a great way to have a remembrance of all your beautiful quilts and the recipients of them! I have kept a photo of every one I made but this is a wonderful way to have them bound and kept in nice order. You did a great job. I think this will have to be a new project for me!! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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    ANd it is a great way for record keeping.

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    Very nice.
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    Great idea!

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    Now that's an idea to remember...and I've recently trashed some picaboo ads for unlimited pages for a minimal fee! Bummer! Maybe they'll send another one soon!
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    Well that is just downright cool .. Glad you did it now you have a memory album of what you have done in the past...
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    Congratulations on your book! It's lovely and one to be proud of! A great way to pass on your personal history of quilting to your current and future family! Your love of quilting and beautiful work will be preserved forever!
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    What a great way to show off your quilts. I started a small photo album with pictures of my quilts, so when people ask about quilts I've made, I can show them.

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    That is SEW COOL! I have one my niece put together of my parents, their courtship and 66 years of marriage. A quilt book would be great. Thank you for sharing!

    Linda

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    That's wonderful. What great memories it gives you of all your quilts.

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    Wildyard: Could you explain how the process works. I went on the site to try to find out but still don't understand. Thanks.

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