Three Key Steps to Documenting a Quilt
Quilts are historical documents that contain important information about the life and times of the maker, their family and their world. Here are three key steps that every quilt owner should take to keep their quilt’s history from fading away.
1. Label your quilt. Include, at minimum: maker’s name, date completed, location made, maker or owner’s contact information. Here is a guide for making a simple label.
3. Write down your quilt’s story. Include, at minimum, the information you wrote on the label. Add additional physical details (size, fiber content, materials, care…), history of the maker, purpose of the quilt, influence or inspiration.