February is Black History Month. We pause to remember those who affected our lives and to honor their memory. Just think, 50 or 100 years from now, quilters may pause to honor you and your quilts. Make it easy for them to get it right. Include a label on the back of each quilt you make with the basic information of your name, date and where the quilt was made. Also include information such as the occasion or the name of the recipient of the quilt when appropriate.
In addition to including a label on the back of your quilt, you may want to document your quilts digitally. I use a software program called My Art Collection, and I love it! There is a place to record all kinds of information about my quilts.
Let’s make it easy for future historians to tell our stories.