People are copying designs from the internet all the time.

Some people stoop really low.

To them I say …


To others I say please check the authenticity of anyone you buy patterns from.

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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6 Responses to Copyright

  1. cat says:

    The same can be said of knitting patterns. Several times I have requested permission from someone else to make something from part of something they have designed to raffle off for charity and I have never been turned down. Most craftspeople are incredibly generous and get very little for what they do even if they are able to sell it.
    As for upsetting a child… oh, just don’t even get me started on that!


    • Cat,

      Words fail me! The work in question, and still in progress, is going to be recognised by anyone who has followed the project on Sandra’s blog ….. these people .. make that things, people is too nice …. have more front than John Martins used to have!

      Judy B


  2. Adele Nolan says:

    Oh MY, this just makes me sick….


  3. Alice says:

    As a professional musician who has seen the jobs just vanish because of illegal downloads I’m 100% behind any artist trying to protect their copyright.

    Thanks for sharing that link. I had no idea the quilt world had copyright problems too.


    • Alice,

      Unfortunately too many quilters just want to share, forgetting that some quilters rely on their designs to support their family or get some pocket money. Others are just looking for their own quick money and don’t care how they get it. Others are just ignorant of the law.

      I used to design, make and sell rag dolls and patterns for some of them …. and twice I had people make them to sell just down the street from the outlets selling mine, and someone advertised a doll pattern in a national magazine. I have no doubt people are using designs I share here and claim them as their own, and that is when I give permission for some to be used, others I give permission to when ever it is requested.

      Fortunately ‘too many’ is a small proportion of the quilting world, but it makes it a less than a perfect little patch of the wider world.

      Judy B


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