Recording the Generations of Family Quilts


We’d like to give a very big “Thank You” to Barb Gould for sharing not just this photo and its description with us all in our 24 Blocks quilting community, but also for giving us a great idea. Barb writes,

Threegenerations of quilts. The one on the left was made by my grandmother,the one in the middle was made by my mother, and I made the one on the right. The ones made by my grandmother and mother are both over 50 years old.

We’re strong believers that we should make portfolios or albums about the quilts we make, recording photos of the front, back and closeup of detail and recording information about the inspiration, pattern, fabric, time it took to make, interesting construction details, recommended care and, if it was a gift, where it went.

Barb’s idea adds a whole new dimension. It’s remarkable to see generations of quilts grouped together. It’s like a quilt family reunion. It’s like one generation, maybe long gone, inspiring the ones that have followed. It’s so good, too, to see the changes in fabric and technique.

What does everyone think? How do you record the generations of family quilts?

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