Meanwhile, I am onto the third side of the border for the English Garden quilt. Just fusing and stitching.....I will show it probably by week's end.
On to the please and thank you part and reason for posting. I read a very long post by Bonnie Hunter yesterday.......read it here. She hits the nail on the head in my opinion about some inappropriate behavior and use of patterns, etc. Bonnie freely shares a lot with us, allowing us to even teach from her patterns. She does require a request and permission to use and then link to her website. I know because she gave me permission one time.
To take a pattern/design of another, post it as your own, make a video, do a full tutorial, with no credit to the original source/designer is bad manners and does violate copy right and intellectual property laws. I recently ran across an original pattern from this blog posted on another blog.....full tutorial, with my cropped photos, and no credit or permission granted. Apparently she thought she had changed the colors and size and could claim it as her own. There was no reply when contacted......so I am taking the high road and will let it go. Not because I am a better person, or nicer.......rather I will be more cautious, learn a lesson, and be sure to watermark anything I consider original. The Golden Rule applies here....and I need to always remember to give credit to others.....even when I swipe a photo to share. Guess I got caught on that didn't I?
Anyway, read her post, it is a good one.