Journaling Your Quilts


  1. I tend to keep notes of my quilts, techniques, batting, etc in various places and on scraps of paper. Thanks Dianne-I have committed to documenting this information in one place! Enjoyed the tips on quilt photos to support the documentation.

  2. Thanks so much for the link to the Quilty Love blog, Dianne! The tips for photographing quilts are terrific . . . except for the “swirling” one. I’ve never understood the appeal of wadding a quilt up into a knot in the center of the frame.

    1. I agree with you, Dawn. I don’t mind the rumpled look of a quilt. In fact, I like it. (Look at Kim King’s photo of her quilt in the June Inspirations.) But I can’t make sense of the swirled quilt.

  3. Thanks for this post! As I look back on my quilting life, I realize more and more that quilting really taught me more about myself than anything! Even now, when I see quilts I’ve made, I think about the joys, about the “aha’s, about the “Are you kidding me moments???!”, victories, about smooth sailing quilts, frustrations, tweaks, etc., etc., etc.! They are all a part of any quilt! Most of all I love remembering the faces of people when they opened it! I wish I’d kept a journal! Maybe I will!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  4. I have a scrapbook with photos, details, and notes about the quilts I have made since my first in 1994. I can see I’ve fallen a bit behind, so will print some new photos and get them in! I love paging through it. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Love the beautiful journal! Thanks for sharing! Journaling my quilts has been mostly just a snap in my phone photos! It’s time to step it up! I loved the ideas from Quilty Love about creative ways to photograph your quilts. Thank you so much for sharing this Dianne! Nancy W

  6. This is also a good list for photographing quilt for Inspirations presentations. I need to make a copy of it. Thanks Dianne for sharing this and your beautiful gift.

  7. That journal is a beautiful gift, and what an inspiring way to get you started on Quilt journaling. I too am guilty of just having a few pictures on my phone! Good luck! The Quilty Love Blog post was really chock full of good information! Thank you for including it. Not sure if I’ll get to the journal stage but it inspired me to take more artsy/creative, and informative pictures of my quilts. Thanks Dianne.

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