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Old 04-09-2019, 12:54 PM
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I have a list of quilts I made before 2013, I think. Did it in Excel. Since I donate most quilts now I don't keep a pic or put on a list.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:08 PM
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Here is a link to a form that the Lost Quilt Come Home website suggests. http://lostquilt.com/qd.pdf
It is very thorough documentation, including places for photos and fabric samples.

They say to feel free to make copies of it and distribute it freely.

I have just started documenting my quilts because I wanted a way to track show quilts and then decided I'd also like to track the quilts that I make to give to family and friends as well. I did a streamlined version of the Quiltmaker's documentation. Just the information that I couldn't get by looking at the quilt (like batting used, current location of quilt, appraised yes or no, etc.). I did one page for each quilt that is still in my possession. Quilts that have been gifted did not get a page as I don't have enough info on the ones that I remembered to do much more than list them and who they were given to.

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Old 04-09-2019, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
Here is a link to a form that the Lost Quilt Come Home website suggests. http://lostquilt.com/qd.pdf ...
that is quite the comprehensive form. thanks for sharing
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:23 PM
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I almost always take pictures of the front and back and maybe a close-up of the quilting, but that's as far as I get with documenting what I've done. When I save the picture I give it a name that is descriptive, usually the pattern name. I make sure the time/date on the phone/camera is correct so that when I look at the picture properties I can figure out when the quilt was made. I'm not prolific enough to have trouble remembering what I did with them - LOL!
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:35 PM
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I love the idea of keeping a record but I've never gotten around to actually doing it. I remember when I first started my quilting journey I couldn't wait to document everything. Never happened!!!
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by klswift View Post
I take a pic, post it in word and then write all the info under it (including date and who got it - whether it was gift or sold). I have it on the cloud but also copied onto a flash drive that I can take with me for reference.
I like this idea. I have kinda been using the QB as my info repository, but think I may have to do something local. This would keep it in my computer and I could back up to the cloud also.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
Here is a link to a form that the Lost Quilt Come Home website suggests. http://lostquilt.com/qd.pdf
It is very thorough documentation, including places for photos and fabric samples.

They say to feel free to make copies of it and distribute it freely.

I have just started documenting my quilts because I wanted a way to track show quilts and then decided I'd also like to track the quilts that I make to give to family and friends as well. I did a streamlined version of the Quiltmaker's documentation. Just the information that I couldn't get by looking at the quilt (like batting used, current location of quilt, appraised yes or no, etc.). I did one page for each quilt that is still in my possession. Quilts that have been gifted did not get a page as I don't have enough info on the ones that I remembered to do much more than list them and who they were given to.

Rob
Thank you for sharing the Quilt Documentation form. I saved it for later use
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:22 PM
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I take a picture of front and then fold the back down to show it. What a great idea to say who I gave them to. I give 99% of my quilts away.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:38 PM
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Some really good ideas shared. I have a notebook, each page is a quilt, including picture, pattern name, date completed, and who I gifted it to. But, I do keep a journal my SIL made me to keep track of specific things, such as specific stitch measurements for different things...such applique stitches etc. or product names etc. Anytime a I find a technique shared, I write it down or print out the page and stick it in book to try. My SIL helped me journal quilting basics when I first started quilting like binding technique or squaring up a quilt...stuff like that. I needed that at first but now it's ingrained. Lol..
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:42 AM
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I too keep an electronic diary. Ive created a folder called Quilting Journal in the Notes app on my iPad. Whenever I start a new project I create a new note. Its easy to insert photos and when Im finished the quilt I place a photo of it near the top of the file. Then when I go to my folder I see a listing of all my quilts with a photo. UFOs and WIPs are easily identified because there isnt a photo yet and I document what is still left to do.
I wanted a simple process so that I would use it consistently.
This is what it looks like:
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