Saturday, October 25, 2008

Remembering Barbara

I have an interesting story to pass on to all of you!

Someone has tried to make a copy of Remembering Barbaro, and wouldn't you guess it, it has wound up in a shop by the name of Artique, here in Lexington, Ky.

A friend saw it as it was being hung, and thought it was one of my quilts. Then she remembered that Barbaro was hanging downtown at the library. I was told it is some lady by the name of Martha Bearles and she lives in Florida and they are asking $1200.00 for it.

So, I went to the store manager, and she seemed very unconcerned. I then consulted with an attorney, and he said that even through the quilt does not have a copy right, I still have certain rights over the Stained glass applique technique. Therefore, I have written the owners a letter and ask that they take the quilt down, and not represent her if she uses my technique. We will see what happens.

As a result of this instance, our guild is going to have a lawyer speak on this matter in one of our upcoming meetings. I know we all use each others ideas, but where do we draw the line ? Interesting topic and I will pass on whatever information I gather from the meeting.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Lexington guild show

Last but not least is Free at Last. This
quilt was made a couple of years ago
and is made using the usual applique
technique .
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Guild Library show

Here is JFK once again and to the far right
is Winston and Winnie. Again in the Stained
Glass technique.
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Quilter's of the Bluegrass Library show

So many good things have come my way lately, which I am very thankful for. First of all our local newspaper, actually our only newspaper the Lexington Herald Leader, published a piece on my Remembering Barbaro quilt. I was so surprised that the article was almost a full page. So, when our local guild hung our yearly show at the downtown library, he got hung in a very special place so people have a chance to see him clearly.

Above, you will see Jumbo on the left, Barbaro in the center, and a new piece of John F. Kennedy. These three pieces are all done in the Stained Glass technique.
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Quilters of the Bluegrass guild show

I know this might be a little hard to see.
However, it is a beautiful feathered star,
and I'm sorry at the moment I don't know
who made it.
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Made by Cindy Vough, of Lexington, KY.
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Quilters of the Bluegrass guild show

This quilt was made by Cathy Johnson.
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