January's Maxie Mail Subscription Sewing box was all about labels! Have you ever admired a quilt that had no label? I know I have. I own several antique quilts and a few that were passed down through my family that have no labels. I only wish I knew the history of that quilt and its maker, especially those that my grandmothers made. Quilts passed down through families can loose their meaning when no connection can be made to the maker. As for current quilts, recipients need to have that visual reminder of the love that brought that quilt to them.
Two types of quilt labels were covered in our box this month. First, included in each box was a label designed especially for me, collaborated between Bonnie Christine (have you seen her new website!?) and Michael Newman of Story Patches. Michael produces labels, each with a unique QR Code that, when scanned using the free smartphone app (stkr.it) the label will be connected to a video message created by the quilt maker! For loads of inspiration and more information about documenting our quilts, visit the Quilt Alliance website.
Second, a copy of The Quilt Label Collective CD was included in the box. This CD has over 150 labels in many different styles that can be placed in your word processor and personalized with text. It's then printed on fabric, through a regular ink-jet printer. Left as is or embellished, it will add the perfect personal touch to your quilt or project. Here's a short video explaining how to open the labels in a word processor, edit and print them. Note: our box included supplies to print and embellish labels, and subscribers have access to an additional video detailing different ways to embellish printed labels to make them beautiful and meaningful.
It's easy to make beautiful labels! Here's a short video (below) teaching how I create labels with The Quilt Label Collective CD, my word processor and printer.
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Thanks for visiting! Happy sewing and God bless! Maxie