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Thread: Do You "Name" Your Quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti
    I've seen a lot of postings on here but very few have "named" their quilt or given it a title i.e. GARDEN PARTY, TO THE GARDEN etc.

    So......the question is "Do You Name Your Quilt"?
    I put a square on the back of my quilts, with my name, date, the occasion or to the person if for a gift. Always use with a marker that will not wash away or make with your machine. Later on, someone may have it and want to know who made it, etc. Hand Quilter

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    I name mine for the people I make them for. All 2 of them. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand Quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Patti
    I've seen a lot of postings on here but very few have "named" their quilt or given it a title i.e. GARDEN PARTY, TO THE GARDEN etc.

    So......the question is "Do You Name Your Quilt"?
    I put a square on the back of my quilts, with my name, date, the occasion or to the person if for a gift. Always use with a marker that will not wash away or make with your machine. Later on, someone may have it and want to know who made it, etc. Hand Quilter
    OOOPPPSSS... I misunderstood you. I call that my label. Yes, I put "the title" of the quilt on it if it has been 'entitled', and my name, geographical place it was made, and year. If it is for a special occasion, I will note that as well. I usually embroider my labels - especially the ones for special occasions. For wedding gifts I will use something like wedding bells on it.

    But I also use permanent markers to do the labeling, and sometimes, the pertinent information is hidden on the front.

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    I HAVE to name my quilts. so when I speak to my friends about them...they Know of which one I am talking..........its progress, or who it goes to...and where it is go to.....to a friend or sold. I also have an artist friend who is more than willing to help me name a quilt while I am working on it. If the name doesn't go on the quilt...it is in my quilt diary, the photo, the date of start, the date of finish, and who has the quilt (at least((originally)).

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    Yes, I do. Most times the quilt just natcherly tells you its name - like one mini I made, Churndash blocks in a busy Huckleberry background - named it "Lost My Churndashes in the Huckleberries."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nonnie
    I name my quilts too. I made a blue batik quilt for my son. He has always liked batik; he also plays the piano. The quilt name: Paul Plays the Blues.

    Several of my quilts don't have labels. The ones I give away always have labels; the ones I've kept for myself do not. I also have inherited all my aunt's lovely totally hand made quilts. She never labeled them! :-( I wish she had...I've been taking them, a few at a time, to an appraiser. The only quilts that I know the dates on are the ones she gave me. It would have been so nice to have the dates and the reason for making the quilts. She also never took pictures of her quilts...and she made hundreds.

    My on-going project is making labels for my quilts and also for my aunt's. At least they will have her name and where she lived in case they sometime pass to someone's hand that wasn't related to her!

    I also keep a provenance on all my quilts with pictures, size, date started, date finished, the story behind and the making of the quilt with picture. I was lucky enough to decide to do this early on in my quilting, so that I have all of them recorded.
    Just recently starting my quilting career and with reading this board, I have kept a very detailed record with pictures of everything I work on. I'm now (and will always be) glad I have this information.

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    "Paul Plays the Blues" looks like a quilt for a musician. I like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nonnie
    I name my quilts too. I made a blue batik quilt for my son. He has always liked batik; he also plays the piano. The quilt name: Paul Plays the Blues.

    Several of my quilts don't have labels. The ones I give away always have labels; the ones I've kept for myself do not. I also have inherited all my aunt's lovely totally hand made quilts. She never labeled them! :-( I wish she had...I've been taking them, a few at a time, to an appraiser. The only quilts that I know the dates on are the ones she gave me. It would have been so nice to have the dates and the reason for making the quilts. She also never took pictures of her quilts...and she made hundreds.

    My on-going project is making labels for my quilts and also for my aunt's. At least they will have her name and where she lived in case they sometime pass to someone's hand that wasn't related to her!

    I also keep a provenance on all my quilts with pictures, size, date started, date finished, the story behind and the making of the quilt with picture. I was lucky enough to decide to do this early on in my quilting, so that I have all of them recorded.
    Good for you for having a record of all your quilts....I'm sure most people wish they had!!! Paul's quilt is very nice!!!! Great name!

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    yes \i name mine BUT i am terrible at putting a label with name on the quilt. Names for mine are'new baby' 'dad's 2am feed'(this one is going in the festival of quiltsNEC it started as a collection of music fabric and grew to a double sided hopefully show stopper.)
    It snowed at christmas. On my HELp thread for two colour bindind is a small photo.
    Yellow peral ( This was an idea from a sweet treat delivery when I was looking inspiration to do a Lilly quil(tAngie quilts blog)
    Does anyone know how to make a fabric envelope to put on a quilt then place a label in when I feel like it or even paper until then?

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    Nope. Most of the time I am like Mad, "finally done, glad its done, got the better of me, etc.

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    I name every one - even wall hangings - even if it is just for me!

    They all have a purpose and personality which needs to be acknowledged. A name does this.

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    Several years ago I started a Carrie Nation Quilt. Done in Red, white and blues for freedom. I'd love to have the courage to give this to my ex. The simple pattern has given me so much trouble. Coincidence? LOL

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    yes I name them all. I do a lot of "giveaways" for homeless people and I name them things like " Patches of Hope" "Patches of Prayers". My daughter named one that she did not see, I described it to her, it was yellow chickens. She named it "Buttercup Love" much more of an imagination than what I have.
    Just name them from your heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori L
    It's funny....I don't plan on naming them...in fact, I don't think I do. Seems like my family comes up with a name for whatever it is I'm working on. My daughter's quilt is being made for her and fiance.....she jokingly refers to it as "The Baby Maker".....thinks I'm pushing for a grandchild :) My first quilt I made my husband constantly referred to it as "momma's going back to school" quilt. My mom's table runner is "The Favorite One" because her's was the very 2nd project I ever worked on and everyone said "course you did her's first, she's your favorite!" Seems like if you listen....there's a name for every quilt ever made......some printable and some not! :) This weekend I worked on a project to hopefully put into the next International Round Robin and I named it before anyone in my family could jump in........I give it a week or two and they'll have come up with a different name!
    I LOOOOVE that Laurel Burch fabric! That looks awesome! (I used a tiny scrap of an OOP Laurel Burch horse fabric - all I had - in a Round Robin center, and one of the other quilters added more LB horse fabric in their borders for me - I was so happy about that).

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    Sometimes I name them but I always take a picture, list the pattern name and the size along with a sample of the fabrics used and put it in a clearview and then in a loose leaf notebook. It is fun to look back and see if I am progressing in my skills and choices of patterns and fabrics. Also reminds me of who I still need to gift with a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosimone
    Sometimes I name them but I always take a picture, list the pattern name and the size along with a sample of the fabrics used and put it in a clearview and then in a loose leaf notebook. It is fun to look back and see if I am progressing in my skills and choices of patterns and fabrics. Also reminds me of who I still need to gift with a quilt.
    What a great way to remember your quilts!!!

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    I posted my "Rusty Betty" yesterday in Pictures. I have never named one before this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P
    I posted my "Rusty Betty" yesterday in Pictures. I have never named one before this one.
    Your quilt is beautiful....glad you finished it!!! The name fits perfectly!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P
    I posted my "Rusty Betty" yesterday in Pictures. I have never named one before this one.
    Your quilt is beautiful....glad you finished it!!! The name fits perfectly!!!
    Thank you so much! I am a fairly new quilter so for me it was a big accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P
    Quote Originally Posted by Patti
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P
    I posted my "Rusty Betty" yesterday in Pictures. I have never named one before this one.
    Your quilt is beautiful....glad you finished it!!! The name fits perfectly!!!
    Thank you so much! I am a fairly new quilter so for me it was a big accomplishment.
    I would have never guessed you were new to quilting!!! Nicely done!!

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    I give most of mine away so they have names like Jessica's Quilt, Melissa's Birthday quilt. You get the idea. Not very original!

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    I like finally finished!!!
    That is what most of mine should be named.

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    Yep--I name mine. :-D
    Examples: Kayak on the Lake, Garden Found...

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    On the label I always put down which pattern was used. If it's a combination of several patterns or none at all then I give it a name.

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    Yes most I do.

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