Thursday, August 20, 2009

Combining Craft Hobbies - Archiving your Quilting

As the title goes, I love all things crafty. There are not many craft areas I have not tried. When I have an opportunity to combine crafts, it's even better. I love working with digital photos and I am usually pretty good at taking photos of all the quilts I've assembled along the way. I'm terrible with keeping track of finish dates so the photos allow me to keep my date archive as well.

In the past couple of years, the hard back photo books have become such a rage. Upload your photos to a, or and you can create a hard back digital photo book to share with friends! Here's an example of a photo book I created of random quilts completed.

This was completed when Oprah provided a coupon for a free photo book and I did not have a lot of time to complete it. So, I forgot to add important information such as dates to the photos! However, I can add those back in with the labeler machine. You can also place as much text as you want. This was so easy since I used pre-made template pages. Just drop your photos in, add some text and you are a done.

Below are the front cover, 3 random pages and the back cover.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Trish,
    Wow! That's fantastic. Thanks for the heads-up on the "book" idea. Off to "publish" my own book.
    Best regards,

  2. Ok, I started to read this and though...way too much work here...but then I realized how much fun it would be. Thanks for the ideas.

  3. I have one of those around here somewheres too...but the youngest one used to carry it around with her, and then we packed, so there is no telling where it is.