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Old 02-20-2012, 08:00 AM
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What do you include on your quilt label if you have been commissioned to make a quilt for a friend who will gift it to her niece's new baby?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:07 AM
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I have done a couple of commissioned quilts and I put: to and from (auntie to grand niece), month/year completed, city/state where auntie is, then under that (in smaller font or lettering) who constructed and quilted, and, if you are in a different geographical area then the giver or recipient your location. All this info gives the quilt history and provenance for later years. For one woman that I made a baby quilt for she had me also add some sentiment - I don't remember exactly what it was other then it was sweet and something to do with being her first baby.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:09 AM
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I would probably want to wait until after the baby was born to include the birth date of the baby. I'd probably include something like: Tumbling Baby BLocks, Made in honor of the birth of Baby Blue, born on 0/0/0000, son/daughter of Momma Mary (b 4/8/2222) and Daddy Donny (b 4/7/8888). Given by momma's Auntie Em, made & quilted by Your name, Peaceful, PA , completion date.

I try to include as much of the history as possible...
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:26 AM
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Excellent question! I sometimes struggle with what to put on a label when I'm making it for someone else to gift to yet another person. The responses have helped me enormously - so thanks to both OP & responders!
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:48 AM
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I agree with all the previous suggestions

As another thought ... please involve the one who has commissioned you in the label decisions. Perhaps s/he/they want a special saying/quote added? Does she want Aunt or Auntie, or just her name? .... and so on! Your info is non-negotiable ... the artist always signs their work!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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I would turn the whole discussion about the to/from/why/when label over to the person who asked you to make the quilt. I would add a separate label with your name and info as the quilt maker.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:24 AM
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my labels for basic- i don't know where it's going/who's it for consist of:
name of quilt,
fiber content (including batting used)
care instructions
my name, date (month/year) and town/state/country i live in.

that is on every label- some labels are made more personal when i know who it's for & why- i add more information- but that is the 'bare basics' for any label i add to a quilt
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