Trisch Price will speak on “Taking a Challenge”. She has lots of experience entering quilts in challenges, including three Hoffman challenges in which two of her quilts traveled across the country for a year each. She won the National Modern Quilt Guild’s Organic Challenge two years ago and recently was a finalist in three rounds of the McCall’s challenge.
Program Chairwoman Therese encourages you to bring mystery quilts to show, as they represent challenges.
Also mark your calendar for our January program: Theresa Ward and Sharon Lorfing will talk about mystery quilts at the Jan. 24 meeting and will lead a mystery quilt class at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers from 9-3 on Friday, January 25. Therese will send fabric cutting instructions ahead of time in preparation for this class. The class costs $35 and if you want to sign up please contact Therese.
Some think that quilt copyright laws are intimidating but they are intended to protect the pattern designer. Say, for example, you came up with a really cool design…the law is meant to protect you from someone taking your design and calling it their own for profit. Most designers are flattered that you like the design enough to make one of your own…all they really care about is getting credit. In most cases, written permission is not required unless the quilt is going to be published…in a magazine, on the internet, etc.
AQS (American Quilter’s Society) is the only organization that I am aware of that requires written permission from the pattern designer, photographer or artist (whatever the case may be) before you can enter one of their shows. In most cases, even this is not all that difficult. Just a quick email (along with an attached photo) asking permission will usually take care of it. The artist will reply granting permission. Keep a copy and you are good to go!
Keep track of what pattern you used. The easiest way to do this is add this information to your label!!!
If you have any questions, give me a call…Karen Kielmeyer