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Thread: Anyone else "sign" their quilts?

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    The label post got me thinking, does anyone else sign their quilts? A lady at a quilt group I went to signed all hers with a clover (someone else she knew signed hers) and I thought it was a great idea. Each one I make has a small spiral quilted into the bottom right hand corner. DH came up with the symbol b/c he said that oftentimes when our lives are spiraling out of control, it's nice to just curl up under a quilt to pray/think/cry. I didn't know if it was a common thing to do or not.

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    yes, my sister in law uses a star somewhere on the quilt. She challenges giftees to find it!

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    I have only done a few wall hangings & two quilts but on the back of each square I date and sign it but also photograph them. I date and sign the whole top when finished but never thought to sign the outside...hmmm.

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    I embroider(by machine)a frame & info in the frame, right on the border, before layering/quilting. My "frame" is a rose vine/thorns. I always place it at the bottom right corner.

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    I've never thought of that but it is a kewl idea, in addition to a regular lable. kinda of a secret trademark

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    It would help identify your quilt in case of theft.

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    Always...even if it is just an initial.

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    I have a couple little embroidered pictures I use, then I put my initials under it.

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    Excellent idea!!! I may have to work on a cute little "something" to make my quilts "mine." Thanks for the great idea! I DO put labels on (using computer printable fabric, so it can be read), but never thought to have a small design just to signify that it's mine. Super!!

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    I always quilt my initials and the year in the bottom left corner. The year is very helpful for me... I tend to forget when I made the quilt!

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    yes,always.

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    Sometimes, just for fun, when I make a blouse or Tshirt, I'll
    embroidery my full, legal maiden name on it in pictures.

    A flower...a bovine..a bird in flight

    And remember that way back in the 1930s a lot of advertising was going on in the dairy business.

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    Libby Leham told us about this in the 90's I haven't done it, but she does on every quilt. She stitches her name just like an oil artist lower rt. corner.

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    I put my initials and the year or "Grandma" and the year inside a heart in a corner.

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    I sign all mine with a Peace Sign, sometimes hidden, but always there.

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    What a great idea! Thank you for bringing this up :D
    I will have to think of something to start adding to mine :D:D:D

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    My initials in the shape of a coyote are on almost all of mine. Just the very early ones don't have it. Thus my 'handle' is Coyote Quilts.....

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    yes I do, I want to leave behind something that each person i have given a quilt to will remember it was made special for them by me, especially the grandkids!
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    I have never put anything on any of mine..this makes me think I should be doing something...I know I always put my initials and the year on the cross stitch ones that are framed...I take a picture of every quilt and have them in an album.....that way, even tho the quilt has been given away, I have a record and can go back and look and decide if I want to use that pattern again.

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    In the beginning of quilting, I didn't think signing was important. When I thought about how they will be handed down in the family, I got it. I now sign all my quilts.

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    I quilt my initials into the quilt whenever I remember to do it.

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    I stitch MOMMM discretely & usually put a label on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    yes I do, I want to leave behind something that each person i have given a quilt to will remember it was made special for them by me, especially the grandkids!
    I agree!! I stitch out a label on my machine ie.Quilt Title, who its for, the occasion and date, but always sign my name in pigma pen

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    always

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    Never and I don't even like to put a label on them, I think they should remember who gave it to them. For a dear Sister Friend I did make a great label using cross stitch fabric and letters. She bought me some smaller ones to sew on, I don't put them on everyone.

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