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Thread: Names for quilts?

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    Junior Member AZTeri's Avatar
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    Why do you name your quilts? I've noticed a lot of people do, but I never heard of it until I got to this board.

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    I name all my quilts. I don't know why but I do.. I like being creative and coming up with the names. I'm working on a grandmother's garden quilt that is pink (2 shades), green and white. I am going to name it Peonies for Mom. The reason for the name...because she loved peonies and they were the last flowers I gave her before her passing. So to everyone else it will look like just another grandmother's garden quilt but to me its Mom.

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    I do for a few reasons.
    1.) If it's my original pattern I'd like to have a unique name.
    2.) If I give a quilt to a person, I like to have it have a special name instead of "Terry's Quilt" "Bobs Quilt"

    I think it gives the quilt even more personality!
    Plus, it's great for documentation

    *Edited to add* And I always label my quilts.

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    I think it is a fun way to remember a special quilt, and distinguish them :D:D:D

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    I equate it to an artist naming their paintings. If it's just a utility quilt, I rarely name it. Even then, it winds up with a name - we have a yard quilt, a picnic quilt, and a tent quilt. But if it's one I'm going to give or present, I do give it a name to distinguish it from others. And it's fun.

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    I like naming my quilts, but I don't name all of them. I do label them with who they are for, the occasion, my name as piecer and quilter, and at least the year I made them. Sometimes it takes as much creativity to figure out a name as it does to make the quilt, but most of the time the quilt tells me its name :thumbup:

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    So far I've never named a quilt, maybe I should think about it. You all have nice reasons. :)

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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    I am afraid that with some of the more ...uhhh...difficult quilts that they would have names that I can't print here.

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    LOL - I have some of those also, Buckeye Rose.

    Sometimes I can't come up with a name and they get called "the orange quilt" or whatever the name of the blocks are "flannel log cabin". Not very imaginative, but descriptive.

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    Most of them I have names for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZTeri
    Why do you name your quilts? I've noticed a lot of people do, but I never heard of it until I got to this board.
    Interesting. Have you never attended a quilt show? Almost all quilts are named at shows. It is how they are identified in the program. Every show entry application I have seen asks for "name of quilt". It is common practice to name a quilt and I don't think it is a recent development. I think that maybe even quilts we refer to by the generic name such as "Baltimore Album" quilt may have it's roots in the original maker naming it that and it just kind of stuck for every quilt after that had similar construction and motifs.

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    Some quilts just call out a name...

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