On Friday, I carried Grandmother Bessie's heritage quilt to Susan, the long armed quilter. While Susan works her magic quilting the flimsy, I have been giving thought to the label.
What will become of this quilt? Twenty years, fifty years, a hundred years from now will someone look at the names on Grandmother Bessie's quilt scratch their head and ask who are these women?
The quilt label is the very last detail of a quilt. A quilt label should include the name of the quilt, the name of the quilt maker and long armed quilter, the city where the quilt maker lives, the year the quilt was completed and the purpose for the quilt: a gift, a special event, a memorial.
Pinterest is full of great ideas for labels. One idea I especially like is including part of the selvage with the name of the fabric line and designer.
Since the quilt is all about women, I liked the label with a woman figure and write the pertinent information on the apron.
I have also thought about making the label a pocket or envelope and including a letter giving a brief explanation of the women and their relationship to Grandmother.
I'm open for suggestions. The images of the labels are not my own, they are images I found on Pinterest.