…and then there were three more in my inbox yesterday. Thank you all for writing to me about these botms, Each of them looks wonderful.
Both From My Carolina Quilts and Collection Edith have already started, but it’s not too late to also get started as they both seem to be in the first month. I had never been to Collection Edith’s site before, she came recommended from a follower of this blog and WoW, she has some amazing patterns. I was truly impressed.
Fat Cat Patterns new botm is her 3rd one for this year and it starts March 1, 2019. I have followed her botms for the last six years and love every single one of Sindy’s projects.
These BOTMs have already been added to my 2019 BOTM page.
A small note of concern was in my email yesterday and I would like to address that now…
I had a reader who was surprised that I would promote other people’s patterns when I myself offer patterns on my site. She is of the impression that just because I am a pattern designer that I would collect other peoples patterns. Even went so far as to accuse me of doing it to steal from other bloggers. Believe me, I was very taken aback. Why would anyone think this? I am a quilter just like all of you. Before I started creating patterns, I bought books, patterns, magazines just like all of you probably do also. So why would I stop doing that just because I create my own patterns now?
It’s easy… I am not in someone else’s mind. Every one of us has different ideas and thoughts and creativity levels. I am a quilter, a seamstress, and a crafter. I’ve always purchased patterns, books, classes, etc… This isn’t going to stop just because I create my own patterns also.
I think before anyone goes accusing people of something they haven’t done, they should have some kind of proof, and when it comes to copyright, you should report it to the artist themselves. Let them deal with me instead of you doing it. They have the right to send a cease and desist letter you do not. I have sent a cease and desist letter to someone who copied one of my patterns and I know that it’s not easy to do something like that, but I do take copyright very seriously. I would never knowingly break that trust.
This person didn’t outright accuse me of stealing from a certain artist, but she made it seem like I would copy patterns from people I download patterns from for botms that other bloggers offer. Again, something I wouldn’t do, I don’t need to. I would buy the pattern or book or magazine and I have when I missed a month of a botm that I liked enough to buy a missed pattern from.
I find it sad that people are so heartless that they would even think this of anyone. It is very discouraging and that is why I am addressing this on my blog today versus sending it via email to this person.
I do my block of the month page as I have said many times before because I collect patterns myself and to me, I thought it would be nice to offer something to people who follow my blog also. I don’t have to do this, it’s just something I do because it gives me the chance to visit blogs each month that I might not otherwise get to. If anyone thinks I do it because I’m going to copy a pattern well that’s just silly and so not going to happen. It makes me sad that this has happened but I am not a quitter and will continue to offer a botm page because I do collect patterns also and I don’t just make my own, I make other people’s patterns also and have proven that over and over and over again on my own blog.
I hope you all have a great day!
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