Leah told me it was okay to use this picture of her free-motion quilting samples: So, make a note of it.....no copyright infringement!!
But, the copyright terrorism conversation continues. See Leah's thoughts on this hot topic here at The Free Motion Quilting Project. I think she's making a lot of sense out of all this hullabaloo! And....I love her generosity in sharing her free-motion quilt designs with the world. But, then, as Leah says, it's just thread stitched on fabric in different configurations!
Am I a copyright infringer? You see, I take my camera with me (almost) everywhere I go - even to quilt shops, quilt shows, quilt retreats, museums, art shows, and even when I window shop. If I see something that interests me, I snap a picture.
this art quilt was hanging on a wall in a shop in Paducah...sorry quilter, but I don't know your name....I don't even remember the name of the shop. While I haven't tried to duplicate this quilt, it did inspire me to make this one.
If I open a quilt book and see a quilt I like, I snap a picture. If I'm in a quilt shop and see a quilt on the wall that I like, I snap a picture. I snap pictures of bolts of fabric. And I snap pictures of flowers and trees! So, when I bring my camera home and dump all those pictures and decide I want to make a quilt just like 'that one', am I copyright infringing?
Do you share patterns and magazines and ideas? Are you a copyright infringer when you do so? You do know that when you share you are cheating the pattern designers and publishers! You do know that, don't you?
Share your thoughts.....this is food for thought!
This wall hanging is a Marty Mason original design....but you may copy it!