Helpful Tips


Occasionally a guest may insist on facts that are not supported in the quilt. One way to handle this is to document the quilt by writing on the label, “According to family history…” This identifies the source of information, but doesn’t validate it as fact.

“Probably” and “possibly” are helpful words for accurate documentation. Use these when exact facts are not available. Use “probably” when exact facts are unknown, but strong evidence supports the direction. Use “possibly” if the owner offers speculation without strong support.