An Award? For me?

I’ve been awarded the Premio Dardos Award from Dawn at Subversivestitch.

This award is for bloggers who distinguish themselves for showing cultural values, ethics, great and fun writing skills, as well individual values, through their creative writing.

The rules are:
1) To accept and show the distinct image of the Premio Dardos Award.
2) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
3) Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

Thank you, Dawn for being a reader of Michigan Quilts! And thanks to the following individuals and their blogs for giving me some awesome, regular reading through their writing. You make my day/s!
  1. Pat at Bird Nest on the Ground
  2. Wendy at Ivory Spring
  3. Mimi at JuJuBaby
  4. Ronda at Ronda’s Creative Quilting
  5. Tanya at Taniwa
  6. Jenny at Postcards from Cairo
  7. Deb at More Whiffs, Glimmers & Left Oeuvres
  8. Libby at A Simple Girl
  9. Craig at Jasper Jack’s Pressure
  10. Tracey at Decaf, Please
  11. Carla at Feathered Fibers
  12. Vickie at Field Trips in Fiber
  13. May at Abyquilt
  14. Lucy at Quilting With the Past
  15. Nanci at Quilting at the Cottage
  16. Jeff at Notes From the Journey

If you haven’t yet visited these blogs, please make it a point to do so. These are on my regular blog-read list. They are great blogs for either visual and artistic inspiration, thought and reflections, or connecting with people in other cultures.

Yes, my list has 16 blogs mentioned, and the rules said to tag 15. Jeff is busy shepherding a large flock at Flushing United Methodist Church… but I wanted to share his inspirational and thought-provoking blog with you. It’s worth reading!

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When to Copyright Your Quilt

Jack's Beanstalk, copyright 1984 Caron Mosey
Should you copyright your quilts?
When do you know the time is right?
I have one quilt that is copyrighted. It is “Jack’s Beanstalk,” shown here on exhibit somewhere. I knew to copyright this quilt when I finished it and decided to enter it in shows all over God’s green earth. I knew to copyright it when I wanted it for the cover of my first book. It was destined to be seen by a lot of people, and even though I was pretty sure the folksy look of the quilt would be hard to replicate by others, I wanted to make sure that my original remained an original. To try and put a copyright on a Snail’s Trail quilt… or an Irish Chain… or Winding Ways… or Log Cabin would be futile. You can’t do it. They are traditional designs that are in the public domain.

If you’re thinking about copyrighting a quilt, here’s a GREAT post for further information. Please, while you are on the Lost Quilts website, take a good look around. The website is a lost and found for quilts.

Jack’s Beanstalk, copyright 1984 Caron Mosey

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