Please do this or something like it for your quilts. Tell all about them, the name of the pattern, where the fabric came from (if purchased special), and who they were made for, if appropriate. It’s fun to think that years from now, your descendants will look through your book and say, “Wow!” They will talk about who owned the quilt in the first place, where it is now and how it came to be there.
My two sons and their wives have several of my quilts. The five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren all have at least one quilt I made; the two who are married now have more than one. Sis-in-law and hubby have one, as does the brother-in-law and wife. Every single quilt was sewn with stitches of love and I believe they know that.
I am fortunate to have two quilts made by my mother and one by my grandmother, none of which had labels. So I made the labels with the information I knew, but I also included the fact the labels had been done later, by me. Now my descendants (and theirs) will know all about those treasures.
Commissioned quilts have the label information requested by the person who is footing the bill, of course! Usually baby names, dates of birth, and “Lovingly given by Grandma Sally.” But my name, the quilter’s name, and date are also on that label, just in smaller type.
Use your imagination! If making a quilt for a teenager, put his or her baby picture on the label, a nickname if appropriate, and whatever other information you might have.
Have fun! Your labels and Quilt Book will show it!