Inauguration quilts -- Going back at least to the Bayeux tapestry documenting the Norman Conquest, needlework has provided a historical record in cloth. Continuing the tradition, forty-four quilters have been asked to make quilts for the inauguration (that number because Obama will be the 44th President). The project is sponsored by the Group for Cultural Documentation, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the Women of Color Quilters Network. If you google "inauguration quilts" you'll find lots of articles about the particular ones being made. To get you started, there's an interesting article about a quilt being made that shows the history of Michelle Obama's family -- click here to read it.
Blog books -- If you want to document your own quilt history, you can do that, too. Tanya recently had a post about making a blog book. The site she used no longer syncs with blogger, but I did a google search and found that other places also make blog books and some, like Blog2Print, can be used with blogger. If you use your blog as your quilt journal, it's a great way to get a hard copy.
Car quilt -- Here's a quilter who made a little history of her own with her car. If you want to do the same, you might find some inspiration here. You'll need a lot of nail polish!
And so this won't be a totally photo-less post, let me offer this proof that my new fleece blanket is truly reversible -- you can nap under it no matter which side is up! (Check the last post if you don't know what I'm talking about.)