This is not a very good picture of it but this quilt was given to me as a kit when I was 17 years old (almost a half century old). My Mom and I worked on it for about one or two sessions. If I recall, I worked on about 3-5 applique pieces on one of the flowers in one of the corners and then like most 17 year olds, I was off to more fun stuff!!
Then Christmas 1979 came around and I opened a box and inside was this incredible quilt!! My Mom, who was NOT a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, had appliquéd this entire quilt and then asked a bunch of women in our Church to hand quilt it!! Needless to say, I was blown away.
This happy story has a bitter sweet ending, because my Mom is gone and the quilt has no label.
So, I decided I would reach out to my wonderful blogging community and see if you all would help me out here - What is in a label??
I decided the best way to get answers is to have a giveaway but this is not just an easy enter giveaway, I really would like some advise. So, here is what I am asking you to do:
I would like to have you leave me an informative comment about WHY you put on a label, WHAT you usually put on your label, are your labels DIFFERENT for different types of quilts (gift quilts, utility quilts, wall hangings, wedding quilts, etc.), HOW do you make your label (handwritten, printer, stitched) or any other thoughts you would like to share about labels!!
I am sharing some of the labels I have made through the years and I have noticed most of them are so different.
And the labels on some of the quilts that I have recieved.
I was also looking at the quilt I made for my Dad many years ago. Horror of horrors, it does NOT have a label ~
And even though, sadly, I have no children to leave this quilt to (or the quilt my Mom made for me), they SHOULD have labels!! Would it be proper for me to make a label for the quilt my Mom made for me?? Can I go back and make a label for my Dad's love quilt??
I would love if you would take the time to compose a comment that might answer some of the questions I have about labels ~ it might be worth it because I am giving away a $25.00 spending spree in my Etsy shop. Click on the banner below to see what goodies you might chose!!
Thank you all for your help and support!! I am going to close this giveaway on September 27, 2013 to give you time to think about your comments and leave a comment!!