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How do I not violate copyright laws?   General Discussion

Started Feb-22 by sueinIL; 187 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Feb-22

I am going to donate a patriotic quilt to our town's Fourth of July committee.  They might raffle it, sell it, whatever; I'd like it to earn some money for their very good cause!  It was made from a purchased pattern; fabric choices are mine, quilting was done by a professional.  What are my obligations in donating this quilt?  Do I acknowledge the pattern designer and the name of her design?  (I'm going to name it something else) Do I say the name of the organization I'm giving it to?  Do I name the quilter?  Does my name go on there anywhere?  The date? I know that once I hand it over, I have no more ownership in any w ay.  How do I keep all this legal?

Thanks! 

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Feb-22

Why didn't you use an old traditional pattern that has no copyright issues (Log Cabin, Shoo Fly, etc.)?

Why didn't you quilt it yourself?

Just keep the quilt and there's no problem.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Feb-22

Definitely label the quilt with the original pattern name and designer!

i also list the name of the Longarm quilter.  Then put any other info you would like....and fabric and piecing by you.

id include that quilt was made for ....raffle .

think of the label as provenance of the quilt.  Down the line, the owner will have the info on where it came from.  Yes, yes!

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Feb-22

Thanks, Ellen

My daughter has an embroidery machine, so she can make a label for me with all the pertinent info. I'll just hand stitch it to the quilt, and the eventual owner can keep the label or not.

Sue in IL

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)

Feb-22

yes, label is the answer. it is donated so i see no problem. shouldn't be anyway. good for you in doing this.
bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Feb-22

Your welcome Sue.  Your label will have the quilt history and that is a very good thing!

the guild just made an opportunity quilt, and the label gives the pattern, our guild as makers and the quilter.

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