I'm bad. Adding quilt labels isn't always my highest priority. I've discovered that it's easier to quilt my initials and the year into the quilt. But, I don't always remember.
So, for this quilt, I made sure to put my initials into the first corner I quilted.
I wasn't always like that. For my first big quilt I made a nice label with all the relevant information written with a fabric marker and appliqued it on to the back .
After a few washings you can barely read my name and the date (1999-2000). A few more washings and the details will be gone.
I suppose the ink jet labels I see might be a bit more durable but so far I haven't gone to the trouble.
I went through many of my quilts this morning. I enjoyed seeing them again and seeing how they have been wearing. Most don't have any information but about 1/3 of them have quilted initials and the date.
It turns out that I like seeing the date more than my initials. So, I'll try harder to remember to quilt that information. When it's part of the quilt the information won't get lost unless the quilt is destroyed (horrors!).