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Organize Your Quilts

Dreaming of My Ancestral Home, 60×75 inch quilt by O. V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

Like most people, I am spending some time getting myself organized for the new year. The product I cannot live without is Artwork Archive software.

I make a lot of quilts. I sell some. I give away some. I keep some, and I exhibit some. It can be hard to remember which quilt is where. Artwork Archive solves that problem.

This cloud based software, which makes the information available on all my devices, has a place for everything. At it simplest, I have a place to record all the information about my quilts — name, pictures, creation date, dimensions, price, and description.  But the software goes far beyond that.

Give Yourself a Flower Garden, 58×58 inch applique quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2016.

For instance, there is a place to record exhibits and most importantly to me, locations. (You never want to lose a quilt). The software reminded me that the exhibit at the Lucy Laney Museum was ending December 31, 2017, and that Dreaming of My Ancestral Home and Give Yourself a Flower Garden would be returned to me.

Another neat feature of this software is that it allows me to create and print a certificate of authenticity for each quilt. This is very important to the people who buy my quilts.  I can also record sales, and that is very important to me.

There are many other great features of the software like a public page and a scheduler, but suffice it to say for $14.00 per month, this software gives me peace of mind and keeps me organized.

Artwork Archive is one of my favorite things. I recommend it. #joyousjanuary

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Dreaming of My Ancestral Home, 60×75 inch quilt by O. V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

O.V.’s October, Day 28.

Two of my quilts are part of the Brown Sugar Stitchers exhibit at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum Of Black History. The museum is located at 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA, 30901.

The exhibit will be on display until December 31, 2017. If you are in the area, I hope you will visit the exhibit. The Opening Reception is tomorrow from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Give Yourself a Flower Garden, 58×58 inch applique quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2016.

Dreaming of My Ancestral Home is listed for sale in my studio store. Give Yourself a Flower Garden is a treasured heirloom and not for sale.

I hope people in Augusta like my quilts. #ovsoctober #joyandgratitude #alifeofsimpleabundance #lucylaneymuseum