Documenting a quilt is much more important than most people realize.
If a quilt is put together and cared for diligently, it can last 100 years or more! With proper documentation, information about a quilt that might be easily lost or forgotten over time, can be preserved for generations to come.
The way that I document quilts is with hand embroidery work. Reason being is, hand embroidery work seems to stand the test of time very well. Your hand embroidery work can be placed on the front or the back of a quilt. Being done by hand instead of machine, the documentation can be anything from a picture to a hand written note.
By putting the year a quilt is created, whom or what the quilt is about, you can be sure that future generations will have knowledge of the treasure they have.
Here are a couple of examples: