This is “not” a rant…just a rambling of thoughts.
This is a new one for me. I’ve been called a lot of things….many times a 5 letter word that starts with a “B”, but I can’t recall ever being called “small minded” before. 🙂
I don’t think my last post could be called lashing out at anyone. I was just stating facts….facts that have been clearly stated on the Garden Party page from day one.
Today, I have taken down most of the information on that page except for a few pertinent lines and the currently available pattern links. The page will be removed when the appropriate time period is over.
I am so glad that many of you have enjoyed collecting the patterns and truly impressed by the number who are actually in the process of making the quilt! Way to go! I really do want to see pictures of your work—Dana—I want to see your quilt in person!
Most BOM’s only give 1 month to download the patterns. I have given Garden Party players 2 months to get the patterns. I’m sorry, but I don’t see anything “restrictive” about that.
There are countless number of quilting blogs we can read and many, many of them offer free patterns in one form or another. That’s the beauty of it….if you don’t like what one blog writer says….visit another blog. It’s as simple as that. No hard feelings.
Each blogger/designer chooses how to release their patterns. Some run them more than once. Some offer them for sale after the free period is over. Some allow unrestricted use of their patterns. Some state certain limitations. No size fits all but each blogger decides what is right for her/him and that’s what they go with.
Each blog reader has a choice as to the blogs they read & like & as to whether or not they participate in a particular BOM or project. I realize I can’t please everyone. It would be nice if I could, but I know that will never happen. If you like my blog, please read my posts…sparse as they are. Lol. If you don’t like my blog or the terms of anything I offer here, I know you will find a different blog that better suits you. It doesn’t upset me. There are blogs I don’t read because I don’t enjoy them.
I’m not going to drag this out. I’ve got other things that need to be tended to. I haven’t even visited Valentina today!
Have a wonderful week everyone and when I get my back somewhat less sore, I’ll try to take more pictures of Valentina and especially the PantoVision system.