here is all about quilt journals, which I am organizing for my local quilt group (this was written for them originally) and I thought i would share it with you all too. I have some examples of quilt journals if anyone would like to see them. If anyone is interested in joining me next year when i am going to start mine please let me know.
A quilt journal is made up of a series of small quilts that represent an event, emotion, time of the year or a new technique that you have learned. The goal is to produce a quilt each month so by the end of the year you can look back on your year through your journal.
These quilt journals can be of any technique and style, you are the boss! There are only a few small rules. One is that you keep each month's journal the same size, a good example is A4 ( size. This rule is only here to make sure that the journals stay small and don't start to become big projects. If you want to display them or make them into a quilt it looks good if they are all the same size. This will allow you to put them together in a book if you choose.
Second, each month's journal should be ready by the end of the following month. For example January's quilt should be ready by the end of February. This is to keep you on track and make sure that you don't fall behind.
Finally, to write a couple of sentences saying what inspired that particular month's quilt. If however one month, you don't feel particularly inspired then make a quilt that reflects this. This is a personal journey for you and your quilts should reflect that.
Have fun........the possibilities are endless. And remember you are doing this for YOU!!
Note: A4 = 8 1/2" by 11"