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Anyone else "sign" their quilts?

Old 09-30-2010, 03:48 AM
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Artists always sign their work. We should too.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:52 AM
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On my quilts, there is always something out of the norm. Like a star, one arm facing the wrong way; a small piece of fabric that totall does not belong - things like that. I also put a label on them.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:58 AM
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I have started to put the labels on the hanging sleeve by machine before stitching the sleeve into the binding. Faster and less handwork. Probably should sign the front......
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:12 AM
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I always hand stitch a small red heart shaped yo-yo with a heart shaped button on one corner of my quilts (except baby quilts no buttons there). I hope that this tells the receiver of the quilt that it is made with love.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:32 AM
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I like to embroidery a label with my name, the date, city and state, and the name for whom it was made directly on the backing fabric before the quilt is quilted. Then I put the sandwich together and quilt right over the label. I figure that way the label can't be removed and it should last as long as the quilt is around.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:55 AM
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What a great idea!
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:59 AM
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I sew a tiny heart on all my quilts, hangings, etc...

Mine started when a machine quilter happened to take a snipe out of the edge of one of my quilts when quilting it for me.I never mentioned it to her but was heart sick.

It was a 50th anniversary gift so I found a little heart button and just sewed in over the snipe and on one was wiser. I thought it quite appropriate for that occasion and since my B-day in 2/14, the heart button has become my logo.

And lately, it is not so easy finding tiny heart buttons without the shaft on them.....I use the flat ones with the two holes......
and that's how my logo came to be.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:06 AM
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In this day and age, provenance is very important. Not only do I have a label, but sometimes I will put on a signature square, which consists of who it goes to, who made it, date and city and state and most importantly the year.

I also write a book to go with each quilt that I give to someone. That is provenance proof-positive.

People like to know the history of things, why that block is there, why you used that particular design, why you used that particular fabric, what was going on that day, what the weather was like, what the headlines were, little unimportant things that may not be important to someone, but are important to you and you would like to pass that along.

My mother told me yesterday that my grandfather could play the doodlesack (accordian) only when he had a few under his belt. I would love to tell you the song that he sang, but Mom can remember only two lines, and it just isn't proper! Mom is 94 and I never knew that about Grandpa before.......not that he drank, because I knew he did (not to excess), but that he could play the doodlesack. It was funny because I borrowed a friend's accordian and her book and learned how to play it without any lessons. Either did my grandfather - only difference being he had to be snockered, which going on to another story was being 1/2 snockered on Christmas Eve one year and I played Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring on the organ for the Christmas service without a mistake - one and only time. I must have part of my grandfather in me and just found out. Those are the kind of stories I would put in the book that I write for the quilt if I am giving it to a member of the family - Sorry for the ramble! Edie
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:07 AM
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This is great. I used to embroider my name, date, etc. But I really love this idea. Now to come up with an idea for myself. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:55 AM
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I did not used to but have recently started putting a small heart on the back of mine.
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