Thursday, September 8, 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop and Giveaway

 *This giveaway is now closed, and the winner is Yvonne. Congrats!*
 
The Quilt Alliance is near and dear to my heart, and I'm honored to be part of their first blog hop! I've admired their commitment to preserving quilt stories and I've always watched their Quilters Take Manhattan event from afar. Hopefully I'll get to go one day!
http://quiltalliance.org/events/quilters-take-manhattan-2016/bloghop/

In case you haven't heard of the Quilt Alliance, they are a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving quilt stories. Some of their programs include Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! (see my interview here as an example), Quilters Save Our Stories, National Quilting Day, and their annual fundraiser contest, for which I recently made "In The Wind."


Quilters Take Manhattan is a 3-day long annual fundraising extravaganza (this is its 6th year!) running from September 23-25. Most of the events are sold out now, including the Saturday main event, which features Mary Fons as the emcee and speakers Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi. Plus, my friend and fellow guild member Meg Cox is leading a special scavenger hunt through Manhattan, just for quilters. Doesn't that just sound like a great time?


http://quiltalliance.org/



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You can win a Moda Home Ticket ($35 value), which includes this beautiful bag packed with samples and special treats (fabric, notions, etc.) from the QTM Sponsors. You will also receive an email link to several of the events, including the infamous Quilt Match Challenge and Sunday with Sponsors! You'll feel like you're there!

Here's what was in last year's bag!

 

Details: This drawing is open to all, but international winners are responsible for any customs fees that may be charged when shipment enters their country. You must leave an email address to win (or have an email address linked to your posting account). The giveaway will close at 10 PM EST on Sunday, 9/11, and I will choose a winner using the Random Number Generator, then email them.

  • For 1 chance to win, leave me a comment about how you label your quilts (if you don't, you can say that!). I've been using premade tags lately but I'm planning to go on a labeling spree this fall/winter. I've been on such a quilt-finishing roll that I've let this very important detail slide! At least I document everything on my blog, right?

  • For a 2nd chance, subscribe to my bimonthly free newsletter, The Wonky Press, and leave a comment to let me know. I work hard to pack it full of exclusive editorials, links, and content related to the modern quilting world. It's coming up on its one year anniversary - they'll be a giveaway for readers next month!







You can hop to these other fantastic blogs for more chances to win, and you can purchase a Moda Home Ticket if you just can't wait! Good luck!  

 I also hope you'll click over to the Quilt Alliance's new website to see more of what they're all about. It's an organization worth supporting. We need to preserve quilt stories!

Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop


Day 1 - Monday, September 5
Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD
Pat Sloan
AccuQuilt

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 6
Victoria Findlay Wolfe @VFW Quilts
Erin Sampson - Aurifil @
Auribuzz
Freespirit Fabric

Day 3 - Wednesday, September 7
Moda Fabrics @Moda Cutting Table
Denyse Schmidt on Instagram @
dsquilts
Debbie Jeske @
A Quilter's Table

Day 4 - Thursday, September 8
Jacquie Gering @
tallgrass prairie studio
Jessica Skultety @
Quilty Habit
Gotham Quilts @Fabric Nerd

Day 5 - Friday, September 9
Kim Niedzwiecki @my go-go life
Leslie Tucker Jenison
John Kubiniec @Big Rig Quilting

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128 comments:

  1. I like to get creative with labels. If I have a trial block I use that or I make a heart or something special for the corner.

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  2. I just subscribed. I would love a treasure hunt. I miss NYC.

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  3. I usually fold a 5-6" solid square of fabric in half diagonally and use my machine embroidery letters to write my name, date, and other info such as the pattern name. This then gets sewn into the corner with the binding step.

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  4. I've just started labeling my quilts . I will be busy this winter !

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  5. I signed up for your newsletter .

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  6. I have some unexciting printed labels I use sometimes, other times I make a fabric label with pertinent information, sometimes I leave the label off (bad quilter!). I've seen some of the custom printed labels that are available online and think I really ought to get some and become more consistent about adding labels.

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  7. To label my quilts, I use an extra fine point Sharpie and write directly on the backing! Not possible to tear that label off!!

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  8. I make my own labels - somtimes I embroider them :) thank you!

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  9. I make a label that I sew into a corner on the back of the quilt. I write the quilt name, year, and my name on the label with colored fabric pens. Sometimes I draw a design on the label or embellish it with embroidery thread. I have even made a label to reflect the theme of the quilt. For example, I made a baseball themed quilt and the label looked like home plate.

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  10. Oh I wish I would label my Quilts right as I finish them! I set them aside to admire and go on to the next. I am selling one so I have a label on the back made from the same appliques I used on the front. I just haven't written on it yet! Others I have made a small square and used the embroidery function on my machine to put my name on it. I have dabbled with a couple of different ideas but haven't found what I like best yet. anitalynette.simmons@yahoo.com

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  11. I'm trying to do better. I purchased a label from Etsy for the quilt I made for my son's wedding, but mostly I just use my name and date. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  12. I love your Wonky Press Newsletter. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  13. Sometimes I label my quilts. When I do, I cut a square and fold it in triangular shape and sew two sides while sewing the binding on. Then I just have to hand stitch the top. sandi1100@yahoo.com

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  14. I subscribe to the Wonky Press and enjoy it very much!

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  15. I always sew on a small label that I ordered with my name on it. If it's a bigger project, I like to add a label with the date and to/from. I figure if it's worth making, it's worth giving credit to the maker!

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  16. Well, I 'm a beginner quilter-but with two quilt tops finished & one being quilted, I plan to label each & eveyone of them. I bought a book, which includes several ideas for quilty labels, which I plan on trying.

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  17. Sometimes I label, sometimes I don't. When I do, my favorite method is the corner triangle truck that cuts down on the amount of hand sewing. Thanks for offering this chance to win!!

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  18. I confess to not labeling unless it's a Quilts for Kids quilt for which the pre-printed label is provided.

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  19. I have just started labeling my quilts (when I remember or if it's a special gift), I love the premade labels, but handmade messages are also really nice (and I don't have to invest in lots of labels!).

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  20. I label my quilts with just my name and the year.

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  21. I already subscribe to Wonky Press.

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  22. i subscribed when you first mentioned the wonky press.

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  23. i make labels for my quilts on my computer and also hand letter preprinted labels from etsy.

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  24. I usually write on the back with my name, city, date, quilt name, quilter and recipient.

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  25. I've just subscribed to your newsletter.

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  26. I don't label. Oops...
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  27. I vacillate between doing really well labeling by either stitching a label into the backing or appliqueing it down or not labeling at all. I have been thinking that ordering some fabric labels to stitch into the binding might be worth trying...

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  28. And I am subscribed (and love receiving) your newsletter! :)

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  29. I've done different things over the years. A couple of times I've made my label on the computer, ironed fabric onto a sheet of printer-friendly freezer paper, and printed the label directly onto the fabric. But not every printer can handle that, I've found! For my most recent quilts, I've printed the label onto paper, ironed the fabric onto freezer paper, and then traced the letters onto the fabric with a Micron pen (very fine with permanent ink). I've also written freehand with the Micron pen, on a label or the back of the quilt, and once I even embroidered the name of the quilt on the back with one of the color-changing threads I'd used in the quilting.

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  30. I'm working on finishing my first quilt, so no label yet. Hand stitched of some sort. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. i find i like the corner tri-angle label

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  32. Pretty quilt, looks like leaves blowing in the breeze. Signed up for your newsletter. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  33. I will make sure to subscribe ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  34. I do use the pre-made blank label, sewing them onto the back of my quilts. Thanks for sharing. This event sounds so fun!

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  35. I am a big believer in labeling- always with quilt name, my name, and date. Most of mine of handmade - triangle shaped sewn into the corner.

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  36. I'm subscribed!! (already !!! :) ) churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  37. I make my onwn labels up but lately I have been looking at premade ones.....they look so elegant!!! I usually have my name, name of the quilt, date and any other info thats relevant on the hand made label! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  38. I subscribe to Wonky press and have loved every edition. Thank you Jessica.

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  39. RECEIVING 'WONKY PRESS'! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  40. I usually write my name and date completed on quilts. For a special gift quilt I often add more (occasion etc). I am considering buying some premade labels. I am also considering making some labels up ahead of time so each can be written on with permanent pen and attached.

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  41. USUALLY MAKE MY OWN LABELS: A HEART WITH NAMES+DATE! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. I signed up for your newsletter. ckhutch@itiscon

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  43. I label my quilts and document quilt name and pattern, my name and date completed and location made, longarm quilter name and location and quilt pattern, recipient's name and occasion for the gift.

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  44. I machine-embroider my quilt labels after finishing and stitch to the back!
    Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  45. I now signed up for the Wonky express !
    Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  46. I try to label all my quilts, although some do slip through. I usually put my name, date, city and sometimes why it was made,i.e a class project, baby quilt, etc.

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  47. I have just subscribed to your newsletter!

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  48. Since I sell my quilts, I do add a name label. On the larger ones, I add another label that tells more, like the reason for making it, the fabric group, etc. I add the occasion if it's a gift.

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  49. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  50. I label my quilts with a printed label from my computer with the name of the quilt, pieced and quilted by and the date completed! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  51. I signed up for your newsletter as well! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  52. I do label my quilts, since my memory and record-keeping are so bad. I don't label those I do for donation, though. I already get your newsletter, and really enjoy it!!

    Carole S.

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  53. I do put a label on my quilts...my name & date. Know should add more...but usually give to frinds & family..& they already know me lol Promise to do better :D

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  54. I already get your Newsletter, and follow thru Bloglovin & on Pinterest as well :)

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :D

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  55. I mostly just label quilts that I give as gifts.

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  56. I also receive your newsletter.

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  57. I don't label my charity quilts but I do label the ones I give to family using a frixion pen. Thanks for offering the giveaway cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  58. I subscribe to your newsletters. Thanks! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  59. I have premade labels made with 'sewmcsweeney' that I use

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  60. i subscribe to the The Wonky Press

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  61. I usually put a small label that I print on fabric with my inkjet printer, listing my name, city and date of quilt finish. If it is a personal quilt, I use a permanent marker to hand write a small note.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. The quilts I have made I've embroidered the name of who it is for and the date. Nothing more formal than that.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  63. I subscribe to your newsletter.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  64. I seldom label my quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I don't label or sign anything!

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  66. but I did sign up for your newsletter!

    t_ktl at yahoo dot com

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  67. Oh I already get your newsletter.♥️ It is the only one I read.

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  68. I label my quilts with a BIG BLACK MARKER, extra chubby tip.
    It looks great and everyone can see it from across the room

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  69. If I label, I use a fine point permanent quilt marker and do my own label.
    bjkaup at abbnebraska dot com

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  70. I'm already a subscriber of your newsletter.

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  71. I had some personalized label pre-made (which I can't remember from where - it's the place you can design your own fabric) and I have some I bought. I write the date, who the quilt is for, when I finished it and the pattern name and maker if there's enough room.

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  72. I'm already a subscriber to the Wonky Press :-)

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  73. I like to label my quilts with a folded square on the corner.

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  74. I machine embroidery the information on my quilt labels. I add hearts or flowers for decor. rozz01 at cox dot com

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  75. The way I sign my quilts is with thread in a stylized stitch design of my initials and the last two numbers of the year.

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  76. I signed up for your newsletter too!!

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  77. I haven't labeled a quilt yet, but I guess I would put my name and the year when I do decide to label them lol

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  78. I really dislike labeling quilts but when I do I take a picture of the quilt and print it on a label with the usual pertinent information. I was at the 2015 Quiltcon wish I'd known you then!

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  79. I started labeling my quilts about a year ago! I use a fabric pen and write on a scrap of fabric typically, then I stitch it on by hand to the back. I'd love to have some fancier printed labels, but my handwritten ones are serving me well and help me slow down when I'm rushing to finish things up. :)

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  80. And I just subscribed to your newsletter, I can't believe I hadn't yet!

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  81. Mary
    Sometimes I forget to put a label on my quilts but if I remember it is a premade label. (maryrakron@aol.com)

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  82. I already receive The Wonky Press by email.(maryrakron@aol.com)

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  83. I just started to label my quilts. I make my own using my printer.

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  84. I am a new subscriber to your newsletter.

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  85. I started out being a good little quilter and making labels for my quilts. But I've fallen by the wayside. This weekend, my daughter and I were going through my surplus quilts and she wanted to take some but she wants me to label them (and put the date made....uh oh!). Time to do some research!!!

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  86. I've been reading your Wonky Press Newsletter ever since the first issue and look forward to getting it every month or so!! Thanks.

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  87. I have used preprinted quilt labels, but now will take a muslin square, border it with fabric from the quilt, write the appropriate information with indelible ink, and hand sew it on the back left lower corner. Ideally I'd do this before I quilt the quilt, but more often end up forgetting till the quilt is done!

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  88. I haven't been labeling my quilts. I need to get some premade labels to make it easier.

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  89. I just subscribed to the newsletter.

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  90. I always do a little red tag on the binding in the lower right hand corner of my quilts. It's my little signature. But if i make a quilt for someone in my family or something, I will stitch a little note and sew it onto the back. Usually "For _________. Love Rose." and the year.
    great giveaway! roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  91. Wish I could have attended in person.
    what a fun chance to win.....
    simpledream2@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the chance,
    Lisa

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  92. I draw a little label on coordinating solid fabric. I include all the pertinent information and some embellishments. Then I stitch it to the back before I quilt the quilt.

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  93. I just signed up for your newsletter.

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  94. I do not label table runners and wall quilts. I know that I should. Large quilts get a label with name, date, title and any other info I want to include.

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  95. I already receive the Wonky Press.

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  96. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway. I never label my quilts, although I do tell the recipient the name of the quilt. x

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  97. I already receive the Wonky Press. x

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  98. When I label my quilts, I include the quilt's name, its inspiration, the person for whom it was made, my name, our town, and the date. Example, "Fancy Fox Quilt, made in memory of our sweet Mavis, by Beth Talmage, Clatskanie, OR ~ 2016 ~ "

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  99. I already subscribe to your newsletter--and love it! wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  100. vwayne@aol.com
    I do label my quilts. Always! It could be as simple as "Made especially for ... by ...) to something more elaborate like I did on my husband's West Coast Choppers quilt (quilt name, made especially for ..., picture of us, date, designed/created by, quilted by). I sometimes commemorate the event (ie: Happy Birthday). If time is limited before presenting quilt, I only sign my name and include the date.

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  101. I suscribed
    Thank you for the chance to win!

    laura333369 at gmail dot com

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  102. I am new to quilting, i did label a quilt i made for my dad i wrote a note on a piece of mslin i attached to the back thanking him for being such a wonderful father i used a micron pen to write the note and i also signed and dated it. I have a couple other quilts i just finished and need to label, i will most likely use a piece of muslin again and a micron pen when i do those.
    laura333369 at gmail dot com

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  103. Sigh. I'm one of those that don't label. I think about it and that's as far as I ever get.

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  104. I subscribe to The Wonky Press and I do enjoy it very much!

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  105. I am new to quilting, i did label a quilt i made for my dad i wrote a note on a piece of mslin i attached to the back thanking him for being such a wonderful father i used a micron pen to write the note and i also signed and dated it. I have a couple other quilts i just finished and need to label, i will most likely use a piece of muslin again and a micron pen when i do those.
    laura333369 at gmail dot com

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  106. I don't label very often. When I do I use my machine to embroider the information onto the back of the binding.

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  107. I've only labeled a few but I've just written on a piece of fabric using an indelible fabric pen and sewed it in place. I really should do better!

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  108. I subsribe to and enjoy The Wonky Press.

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  109. Usually i have my Long armer embroidery a label for the quilt which i hand stitch on when binding. I'd love to create my own tho...

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. Jess I subscribe by email, occasionally read you on Bloglovin too>
    Love the Wonky Press!

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. I use labels that I ordered with my name or Grammy or Auntie depending on who the quilt is for. I have had some online quilty friends embroider me some labels also. I do not label my charity quilts but the ones to friends and family I label.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  112. I am already a subscriber to your newsletter.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  113. I usually label with a Sharpie but need to upgrade the labels!

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  114. I just write on some fabric and stitch around it to attach it to the quilt. Once I wrote on teh quilt itself!

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  115. I generally make a label out of plain fabric and label with a Sharpie. I don't really like the labels but I do want to label the quilts. I keep looking for a better way.

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