I love copperplate calligraphy, and try to use it in my quilts either on the front or at the very least for that label.
I use pigma ink pens most often in black color and just go nuts with it writing whatever happens to come out of my brain. Perhaps someday I'll learn to plan this a bit, but haven't done much of that yet.
I am also interested in quilt restoration, and found this cool workshop. Not in my backyard, but still very tempting. More interesting words on antique quilts here.