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February 1, 2009

Groundhog Day - Journal your Quilts - Color Fix for Today

Groundhog Day
I shudder when I think that Punxsutawney Phil may see his shadow tomorrow and bring 6 more weeks of winter....brrrrrr! I've seen enough snow this winter in Milford, Pa and I am more than ready for Spring to arrive. I found some really great info on the history of Ground Hog Day and thought I would like to share it with you. Just click on the word: Ground Hog or go to the official site to see what all the hoopla is in Punxsutawney, PA.

Keeping a Journal for your Quilts

Are you keeping a journal for your quilts? As quilters,I think it's something very important we should be doing. If you haven't started to record your quilts, it's a great time to begin NOW! Not only is it a good progress report for yourself, but just think of all the time and research you'll save future generations.
Your quilts are important whether they are your beginner quilts, award winning ones or those you have given as gifts.Your creations will be telling a story to the future. You'll also get to see how fabrics have changed, or maybe your choice of technique has changed from your beginning quilts.
There are quilt journals you can purchase, or you can simply make your own by punching them to fit a 3 ring binder, stapling them together or keeping your pages in a scrapbook or folder. Over time, you will be amazed at just how many quilts you have made. Make your journal a place that is enjoyable for you to enter your info. Cut snippets of fabrics, then glue,staple or tape them on the pages. You can keep a computer file if you like and access them at any time, just be sure to copy them on a disc or back them up. Below is an example of what a quilt journal page can look like and the info that is needed. Perhaps you can think of more info you would like to add, but the main thing is :Keep a "Journal for Yourself" and for the future quilt makers and Historians,


I just love the painted steps in all those great colors!


Walker Lady said...

I haven't been keeping a journal, but one is going to find its way to the winner of my current blog contest! lol

Wish I had more time to join in with the cupcake pin cushion challenge. If you find some extra time, send it my way, ok? :)


Linda M. Poole said...

Cool Sherri about the give-away! No prob about the cupcake pincushion challenge on the FGM site......and I can't FIND TIME...if you do.....share it with me!!! :-)

Renee said...

Love the steps!

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