Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Fun and A Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed!

When I was in North Carolina late January I was contacted by Pam about doing a review and giveaway on her lovely labels. She has been very patient with me. 
This week I got several small quilts bound and I added the label while I was putting on the binding. I will add the date with a permanent pen.  But aren't these so cute?! Pam has many designs to choose from and has generously offered one lucky reader a set of 15 personalized labels! You can see them at Mountain Street Arts HERE and HERE.

To be entered leave me a comment and tell me if you label your quilts. I will probably only use these on my little quilts as I do put more information on my larger quilts. They are machine washable too! Thanks again Pam!



 I was told to do what pleases me on the woodsy border. I'm hoping to show you the completed quilt on Monday and give you info on ordering the pattern for those who have asked.  (trying to get it in the mail today!)
A few of you want to sew along with our Ohio blocks which would be fun! As far as I know the book is only available on Anita's website. You can find it HERE.

For those of you who have generously donated to my shoe shine boy family, you will be happy to know that all the kids have new shoes! This is the old photo. My angel Francisco went shopping with the dad and with the extra funds were able to purchase some school supplies. Thank you again!

This is what went on at Instagram this week.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

100 comments:

  1. I'm loving your woodland quilt! I can't wait to see it all finished!

    I label the "important" quilts, but not all of them. Labels like these would be really nice for the quilts that I donate to charity!

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  2. Hi Lori,
    Happy Friday the 13 th! I just realized what day it is.
    Yes, I always label my quilts. Thanks for a chance to win some of these great labels.

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  3. The labels are adorable! I agree about using them on smaller quilts as I do like to add more info. Maybe she will make larger ones in the future. Good luck to her in this business venture. Love the woodsy border. And glad to hear about your little shoeshine boy. So adorable!

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  4. I put labels on every quilt, using Printed Treasures treated fabric and run it through my printer. I keep a list of quilts that need labels and when I have enough to fill a sheet, I print them. As soon as a quilt is done I sign my name and date on the back with a Sharpie. The label is seen over that when made. Tempted by Ohio but have to finish several other quilts before I start something new!

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  5. The labels are really nice! I eventually get mine labeled. "-} There are several that need labels now and I've been thinking about it. Is that lame?

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  6. I usually just write on the back with a permanent pen, but if I had those cute labels, I surely would use them!

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  7. I am terrible about labeling quilts! Maybe if I had some like this, I would put them in the binding like you are doing!

    Love your woodsy quilt.

    sew4given@aol.com

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  8. Lori, I do label my quilts. I'm so glad I do because quilting years go so fast! I don't label the little things like table toppers. Should I ? Do you?

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  9. I've quilted for 30 years and the quilt I'm binding now will be the first one I've ever labeled. I know ... I know. :-( I love those little labels and would love to win some.

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  10. I do label my quilts. I have even made my own by printing them but it is such a hassle. I'd love to win these. Thanks!

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  11. I label "most" of my quilts with scrapes and writing with the embroider feature on my sewing machine. These labels are super cute...!!

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  12. Lovely labels! I label the quilts I gift and try to label the quilts I keep.

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  13. I love your border, excellent! Congratulations on all the kids having new shoes and school supplies!

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  14. I do not label all of my quilts. Just plain lazy on my part, but I am trying to do better.

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  15. I love those labels too. I try to label the quilts I give away as gifts, and we always label our charity quilts. I journal all my quilts with photos but I'm trying to get into the habit of just labeling EVERYTHING. Sometimes by the time I get the label on I've forgotten what the finish date was!

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  16. I've labeled a few quilts, but not nearly enough to say that I am reliable about it. Interestingly, just about a week and a half ago I did a blog post on a new method of labeling that I've used, and like, and I actually do think that I will use it faithfully on future quilts - unless, of course, I win some from Mountain Street Arts!! :)

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  17. I do label all of my quilts. I wish that my labels looked better, I hate my hand writing. I love your labels they're so professional and neat "love" the quilt block. I would be thrilled to win, my quilted gifts would look fantastic. Thanks to both of you for such a great giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne
    P.S. I miss your blogging about Pelly, I'm so glad for the happy ending.

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  18. I always tell my friends and students. Label your quilts.
    I just usually sign and date mine.

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  19. When I first started quilting I labeled my quilts but now not so much. I still think it is a good idea.
    I have Anita’s book and think I will sew along with you and Karen but not on any schedule.

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  20. Very nice lables, and I do lable my quilts. Love the projects you are working on at the moment. They look fabulous.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  21. I try to label my all of my quilts ! Your label is soooo cute ! :)

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  22. Yes, I label all my quilts, but it's a challenge to find the best way to do it. sometimes I fmq the details right onto the quilt, other times I use a pen and sew on a label.

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  23. These labels would be perfect for little quilts especially with a date added. I do label my quilts altho I have to admit it becomes the stopping point to finishing UFOs. Always looking for better ways to make them! Love your Friday Fun post, enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Yes, I label my quilts. I enjoy looking for suitable fabric that I can write on.

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  25. Cute labels. I label everything with the folded square sewn into the corner.
    Thanks for the update on the family you are helping. What a blessing you have been to them (and they to you, I'm sure).

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  26. I love your border! What darling shapes. Can't wait to see the finished quilt! Your labels are beautiful. I have labelled some quilts. I want to label more. I have to label my Project Linus quilts and always say, it would be nice to have my own ready made labels. Now I see yours and it makes me want them even more! Thanks for sharing. I have started on my first large hand quilted quilt. I think I will need encouragement along the way. It seems so large! It is 41 x 61. Just need to do it a bit at a time. Thanks for the inspiration to do it by hand. K-

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  27. I finely started labeling my quilts about 3 years ago... Sometimes with more information then others but always with the month and year.

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  28. Premade labels - all I have to do is stitch it on - what a fantastic idea! I rarely label quilts but when I hand quilting I always quilt my initials and the date into the quilt somewhere. I think the border you are working on there is going to look wonderful!

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  29. I try to label all my quilts, but honestly, it rarely gets done until I want to hang them in the annual quilt show or when I give them away.:) Those are very cute and efficient looking! Looks like you're on a roll with the applique work!

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  30. HI,yes I label most of my quilts! These look so neat! Thanks for sharing in a giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  31. I label each quilt religiously Because I have inherited several family quilts but sadly don't know who made them.

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  32. I label each quilt religiously Because I have inherited several family quilts but sadly don't know who made them.

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  33. I'm rarely label, but these preprinted cute ones are a great idea to at least have something on there! Really tempting to sew along on the sampler, but better not start something new. Yay for shoes! Such a blessing!

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  34. I always label my quilts when they're given as gifts, but I'm not so good at doing my own - sigh! These look like a good and easy solution!

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  35. Lovely labels! Yes, I always label, even if it's just added as an afterthought with a permanent market. Thanks for the chance.
    Also, I'd love to sew along with you and Karen in the Ohio Collection, but, but, but. :) I should finish a couple of other ongoing UFQ's first. I may jump in later, though. Thanks!

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  36. i certainly do label my quilts....sometimes just name and city but more detailed for special gift quilts....

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  37. Love your woodland quilt!

    I "try" to label all my quilts, but I'm pretty terrible about following through. I label the ones I give away, but most of the ones I keep are unlabeled, and will be labeled "someday". Maybe some preprinted labels would help? It's really not that hard to make a label, but it doesn't always seem to happen. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  38. I always label my big quilts so I can record my name, the finish date and the type of batting used along with care instructions. But I often dont label table runners or small wall hangings that I keep for myself....silly not sure why! These little labels are ideal and a great gift idea as well for fellow quilters, thanks for the link.

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  39. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at labeling my quilts. Probably because I'm not very good at getting them finished. Perhaps if I had some of those lovely labels, I might be highly inspired to finish something.

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  40. I will admit that I label quilts that are given as gifts but I am not as good at labeling quilts I make for me. I love those labels and was just thinking the other day about ordering some labels.
    The Ohio quilt is so inspiring.

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  41. Would love to have some labels. I'm a beginner so I haven't gotten to this point yet! but I can see how important it would be to label quilts.

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  42. I embroider my initials and date on my quilts but would love to add labels instead. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  43. I don't label my quilts but would definitely start if I had these fab labels to use! Thanks for the giveaway x

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  44. Thank you for your giveaway! Yes, I do label my quilts. I have inherited several with out labels and wonder who made them!

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  45. I've only labeled 2 of my quilts - very time consuming. And when I washed the quilts before giving them away, the labels already were fading. I used special fabric sheets I fed through the printer & soaked in special liquid & rinsed & dried & ironed & they still started fading. Thanks.

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  46. Ooooh these are so cool! I sew lil tags on mine...fabric ink & rubber stamp! lol These would be soooo much better! Thanks for chance to win! ;)

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  47. I label my quilts, and also give credit if someone else quilted it for me. these labels would be great for little projects. Many thanks.

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  48. Can't wait to see your woodland quilt when you get it done. Thanks for the great give away!!

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  49. I've always labeled my quilts. I guess I want someone in the future to know my name and not be the unknown quilter.

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  50. Cute labels! I started off putting labels on my quilts when I first started quilting...then I forgot one...end of story.

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  51. I've started labeling but used the woven ones I bought at Joann and they just aren't the quality I want and don't wash well. These look so much better!

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  52. I have labeled most of my quilts. This would make it much easier.

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  53. I usually label my quilts. These would be cute to use.

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  54. I do usually label my sewing projects, but they are simply made with a square of light cotton and fabric ink. I would love to have some professional labels!

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  55. These are cute little labels. I always have such a hard time getting labels on my quilts. This would help greatly.

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  56. Cute labels, perfect for little quilts! I've ordered the book and I'm not so patiently waiting for it. :)

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  57. Those labels are lovely Lori. I always label my quilts especially with the year, and I am constantly surprised when I check a label on one of my quilts as to the year I made it. It seems in most cases so long ago, and I would never remember. I went to order the book, but there was a notice saying International postage costs very high. I might have to see if my Guild has the book. :-)
    Thank you for the chance to be in the draw!

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  58. What lovely labels! No, I haven't labelled my quilts. I should start adding a label!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  59. Yes I do label my quilts. Love the tags and your blog

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  60. I love putting labels on my quilts. It is so important.

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  61. I would be shocked it I won another giveaway from you but I love the little labels, so I shall try! I do label my quilts...usually I add a little sign language I love you hand and hand write the info on it. Sometimes my longarmer embroiders labels right on the quilt back for me too.

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  62. I love to label my quilts! cute labels! thanks!

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  63. Since I'm just a beginner only 3 quilts are finished but they all have a label. Greetings
    aubphg AT hotmail DOT com

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  64. I have labeled gifted quilts, especially the special grandbaby and kids wedding quilts, but have yet to put labels on any that have stayed with me. On the never-ending to-do list.

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  65. I have not labeled my quilts as I am never happy with my writing. Sadly, there is a lot of documentation left out. Thank you for a chance to win. Printed labels might just be the way to go for me.

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  66. I mostly label, but I wish I had beautiful labels like you're offering. Your quilts look so nice all bound up with your special label. I'd love to be entered.

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  67. I usually label my quilts but the labels I have used thus far are not that exciting. These are super cute, thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I do label my quilts and I used to make the labels as soon as I finished the quilt but lately I've put off making the labels until my Guild has a quilt show. Then there is a mad rush to make them and stitch them to the quilt! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  69. Lori, those labels are adorable for the small quilts. I put much more information on the labels on my larger quilts too. It is very important that our future generations know exactly where and how these quilts came about.

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  70. I always label my quilts. Yes, I want the credit for them!!

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  71. I haven't labeled my quilts, but to be fair, I've only finished 2 quilts to date.

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  72. Very cute labels! I always label my quilts--they aren't "finished" until they are labeled to my mind. This week, for the first time, I attached the label before quilting --we'll see how that works out!

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  73. Gorgeous labels. I try to label all of my quilts, It helps to remember when they were done. I also take pictures for reference as I donate a lot of them. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  74. I try to label all my quilts-definitely everyone that I give away. These labels certainly would be nice for small quilts. Thanks for the chance to win them.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  75. I'm a big believer in labeling quilts! My aunt made absolutely gorgeous quilts that were all done by hand. Cutting fabric by hand, sewing blocks together and quilting by hand. The sad part is that I have no idea when she made her quilts or any information on them. I so wish that she had labeled them. It taught me a valuable lesson to label all my quilts. I even keep a written provenance on all of my quilts telling the "history" of each one.

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  76. I usually label the larger quilts and most of the small ones but I still have some that need labels. The printed labels might just be the answer for my small quilts.

    Charlotte S.

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  77. Oh, I love the woodland quilt. Looking forward to the pattern becoming available. I do label my quilts with my name, age and the city& state.

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  78. I do label all of my quilts - big or small. Thanks for this opportunity to win the labels. As always I enjoy your blog.
    Linda "Cookie" Lawrence
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  79. I am always rushing at the end to finish the quilt and often skip the label. I really need to look into preprinted labels for those occasions. Thanks

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  80. Thank you for keeping us updated on the family! sarah@forrussia.org

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  81. I am new to the quilting world and did not think about labels on my quilt. Thanks for this giveaway.
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  82. Everything gets a label or permanent pen info inked on front or back....historical correctness? I want to "talk" to future ow wires of my quilts. They will know at least the basics, date completed, who and where and if space name of quilt.

    If you put the label sideways on the upper left or right side of quilt and perhaps another piece of tape on the other side with year completed you could easily put a small wood rod or flat bar in and have a quilt hanger.....jus' sayin, And I would love some if these spiff labels.....the more you dig into web site the more designs..... Ooooooo I am smitten

    Jane FL/WI

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  83. I need to start labeling my quilts. I have been quilting for over 20 years. Yikes. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  84. I wish I was better at labeling my quilts than I am but it is my goal to get labels on them all....
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    I hope to finish our last sew along before I start another......my flags of the revolution is coming along slowly :0)
    Happy Sewing and thanks for the inspiration Lori :0)

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  85. Cool idea! Posting an IG photo for those who don't see it! I like that idea!
    I'm terrible about labels. I know, I know...bad.

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  86. Have just started quilting...hadn't thought about labelling them!...now I have...and wish I had done it before!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Wendy
    WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

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  87. I've only done 5 quilts so far, and I've only done a label that was peronalized for my sister. My only "signature" is a bright red tag on the binding on the bottom left hand corner.
    roseharries_06(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  88. I always put label on my quilts. Sometimes they are sayings to the person that is getting the quilt.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  89. I always label my quilts, big and small. Thank you for the giveaway.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  90. I'm ashamed to say I don't label my quilts, even though I know I should! I love your blocks for your Ohio quilt project that you're doing alongside Karen.

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  91. I just received my first quilting labels for Christmas. I have labeled one thing and getting ready to label another hopefully soon. sonjamclane76@yahoo.com

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  92. I never used to label my quilts but now I sometimes do. Trying to be better at this.

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  93. great labels, count me in the giveaway
    Your borders is awesome!!!

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  94. love your quilt on your ironing board. so far I have just been hand writing my labels
    these would be great

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  95. I've labeled some of mine but should do all of them especially the ones that have many hours of work. I just received my book from Anita in the mail yesterday and plan to sew along with you are Karen.

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  96. I m so happy all the children got new shoes! Wonderful. The Woodland border is very special and interesting. I 'd like to make the OH quilt because my family settled in OHIO generations ago [all quilters!]---but I know I couldn t keep up w/ you and Karen. Maybe I can talk a family member into making it with me someday.

    I love the labels. I put my name and the year and state on quilts I give away. I find giftees don t much want a whole story,lol. On special quilts I ve made for my own enjoyment I make as elaborate a label as I please, it's fun.

    lizzy

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  97. Well, I know I should label my quilts, but I am not very good at doing what I should. I have made sure to label special quilts, and really they are all special so I need to straighten up and LABEL!

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  98. I have to confess I do not label, always mean to....
    cork@pa.rr.com

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