"Scrapbooking quilts" means different things to different people. I've learned that if you Google it, most people think it means making a quilt act as a scrapbook. What I'm usually looking for when I Google some combination of "scrapbook" and "quilt" is somebody who has a fabulous idea of how to scrapbook about the quilts one makes. Alas, I've found very little help online.
At times, people have called me meticulous. It's true, I've kept a scrap of fabric and a photo of every quilt I've made. I've been quilting for eight years this month; it's sort of my quiltiversary, if you will. I started a few months after my wedding and about the time I became pregnant with Tank.
I am fortunate enough to have learned from the fabulous group of women that comprise my quilt club. I've taken a few classes and read some books, but mostly I've learned from the elder stateswomen of the group and been inspired by ideas from the other ladies. We are a rag tag bunch. Most of us (and/or our husbands) worked for the same company and one energetic lady got us started (if you're reading this you know who you are KC).
Back to the topic at hand. I keep a scrapbook of the photos of my quilts, sometimes thank you notes if they were gifts and a scrap of fabric from each. I haven't included group projects, quilts I've made as favors to friends, or auction quilts, but everything else I've made is there. I also include pictures from our parties and retreats every year.
The issue is layout. I am on the second iteration of the scrapbook and I'm not thrilled with it visually. Generally, I have these little cards with the name of the quilt and month/year it was made, the photo and the fabric, but I think it's kind of dull. I'm not a stickers and rhinestones kind of scrapbooker. I really don't want it to look like that. My plea is this: if you have any clever suggestions for me, please leave them in the comments.
Want to guess how many quilts I've made in eight years? Leave your guess in the comments and (Price is Right rules) closest to the pin without going over will win a prize (yes, an actual prize with value that I will mail to you). This is my first blog giveaway and I'm as excited as you (okay, probably more excited). Contest starts today and ends next Tuesday night at midnight. Good luck! Hint: some call me a producer...