This morning I had an email from a lady asking about using my patterns for classes at a quilt shop. I read my copyright blurb at the top of my “free patterns” page and I had not included any information regarding this issue so I’ve updated it and it now reads as follows:
Please respect copyright! Even though a pattern is offered for free, it is still subject to copyright. If sharing a link to my free patterns, please link to this page. Click on the quilt picture to get more details and the free pattern.
You are welcome to use my patterns to make quilt to donate, to give to friends or family. My patterns may not be used for any class or project in which a fee is charged for the class or project. These patterns are posted here for quilters to use for free!
My intent is that these patterns are there for your use for free! I do not want anyone to have to pay to take a class, where the teacher and/or shop are making profit from the pattern. It isn’t that I don’t want folks to make a profit . . I just don’t want anyone to have to pay for something I’ve offered the quilting community to use for free. I hope this makes sense and doesn’t sound like I’m being overly protective, and is clear and easy to understand.