This is how I use to document the quilts that I had made. Sad but true. I came across these two worn spiral pages that I have saved for over 20 years.

I may have pictures of some of these quilts somewhere in a shoe box in the attic but reading this list has brought back so many wonderful memories.

Many of the quilts were gifts that I have made over the years. A few were made as special orders. This also makes me think of a wonderful family that I grew up with. The mother was one of my best customers and looking back she didn’t really need anything she bought, she was just helping me as a young mother make some money while doing what I loved. I grew up with her 6 kids and still see several of them.

As I have grown up I have continued to witness her generosity and encouragement of others. Her children have grown up and had children that went to school with my kids. 3 generations of one family making a difference in so many lives in my area. I recently ran into the matriarch of this family at a funeral and got to thank her for what she has meant to my family.

I don’t know why I went off into that story but these two worn papers
made me reminisce.
Okay, back on subject. I am going to be doing a little bit of documenting some of my quilts in no particular order. No I am not going to add more pages to a beat up old spiral. I am going to get a few pics and share about the quilts. So consider some of these future posts my own little quilt journal, you know for history sake. What happens on the internet stays there forever, so no more spiral pages for me.

If you are new to quilt making, please take the time to document and label your quilts. They are a piece of you and part of a chapter in your life. As I say to my kids, Do as I say and not as I do.



  1. Sherri says:

    I look forward to seeing these quilts, Lissa. I really started my blog initially only as a way to document my quilts…I was having trouble keeping track of them on paper.

    I need to go back and document some of the older ones that I still have, too.

  2. Michele says:

    I actually read about documenting my quilts when I first started so I've been prepping a scrapbook page for each. I still need to type out the info pretty like and print the pictures but I do have all the info available.

  3. Nicole says:

    I love that idea Lissa. I am looking forward to hearing about some of your quilts. For me, my blog has become a sort of record of my accomplishments. Whatever will I do if it disappears? I need to figure out another way to keep track as a back up!

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