Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Working on a new quilt

I will be teaching this stained glass pattern at Sew Special, Uniontown, PA, June 7 and/or 8 depending on signups. This is a design by Subtle Endeavors that can be done in one quilt or 4 separate quilts. The technique is a lot of fun! Call Sew Special to reserve your spot at 724-438-1765.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It was just a matter of time

Spring Angel--Larkspur Lane Designs
I recently found a picture of a project made using my angel design on Pinterest. The person who made the project made a wonderful little tote with my angel on the front. I told her how much I liked her tote and asked where she got the pattern. She said she found a drawing on the internet. There is no drawing on the internet of my design, at least not one posted by me. There is a picture of my Christmas Angel that has been pinned quite a few times by other people. This is what I believe she saw. It is a finished block, not a drawing.

Let me be clear, I have no problem with someone using my designs for whatever reason they want, after purchasing my pattern, but designing is one of the ways I try to make a living and using my design without permission or purchasing a pattern is stealing.

I decided to send her a Paypal request for the price of my pattern and she has agreed to pay for it. This person has been very understanding about the situation but in her last email, she said she thought it was unfair that she should have to pay for something she found on the internet. I agree with her, it is unfair, but it is unfair to both of us. When I pinned my photo, I included a link to my blog and a little blurb about this being a pattern that is available for sale. When someone else pinned my photo I don't think they included that information. Please be fair when you are pinning someone else's photos or ideas. Give credit where credit is due.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I've got a giveaway!!!!

I have 2 copies of Jennifer Chiaverini's book, THE GIVING QUILT, and one copy of THE WEDDING QUILT, now in paperback, to give away! These books will take you to another world that any quilter would love to live in!

If you'd like a chance to win one of these books, please comment here, but also send me an email at,  so I know where to contact you when you win!

This giveaway is only for people in the US.