This could be fun!

I’m so busy I hardly have time to post right now.  Please be patient because you know I love to post!  It’s killing me not to have time to chat with you!  But  I leave for Pittsburg spring quilt market on May 12th. and I am working, really hard to get everything ready!

I’ll be giving you sneak peeks of a few new patterns  during the next 4 weeks but everything is in various stages right now.  Some are done, some are at the photographer, and some are still in the process of being made!    It’s enough to drive any bunny crazy!

Uptown Baby For Blog

Remember the little brown and pink baby quilt I showed you a few posts back?  Here’s a better picture of what it looks like!  I used my Chelsea Manor brown bunny print in the center, put a pink flange around it and added borders with a few pieced blocks.  It’s a quilt you can use for everything depending on the print you choose for the center and it’s so, so easy to make! Chelsea really wants this quilt.  I may have to make her one!

If you’ve been following me on twitter you know that a quilt shop in Sweden is using my A Tisket, A Tasket free pattern as their own.  The have covered up my copyright symbol and replaced it with the name of their shop.  The instructions have been written in Swedish.

I’ve given permission for quilt shops to hand out the pattern, but NOT to cover up my copyright and hand it out as their own.  This is against US copyright law, and copyright laws are honored between countries.  I feel sorry for the shop that has done this.  It must be desperate times for them.  I don’t mind if shops translate the instructions, but to cover up that copyright symbol is wrong.

And now for something special!  If you like embroidery & cross stitch here’s an online needlework shop opening today!  It just looks like so much fun!  Wish I had time to go shopping but I’ll leave that up to you!   My own patterns are calling.  Have a great week everyone!  I’ll try and be back soon!

The Online Needlework Show



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  • Carrie ~ - Hi Anne,
    How sweet to keep us peeps up to date even when you are so busy. Your little quilt is just darling and it looks simple too. :))
    I hope this shop just maybe doesn’t understand what they have done and will correct their mistake. I like it when we get a chance to do that, it feels good to be right with the world.
    Thanks for sharing your creative spirit with us quilty peeps.ReplyCancel

  • Stina - this true… now I feel ashamed of what my Swedish “fellows” do… I hope you told them NO-NO!!!
    I just love your quilt…Ijust love the combo of pink and brown..:o)ReplyCancel

  • Melody - Lovely quilt. I am getting so excited to see all your new designs at Quilt Market. Thanks for the sneak peaks.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I get really cross when people teach patterns that you know they’ve got from an established designer. There’s someone in Cornwall who does this, never acknowledges her source, but makes a great deal of money from her workshops.
    What a difference from designers like you who happily share their designs with us quiltaholics.
    I do look forward to your Christmas quiltReplyCancel

  • jabeybaby - I love that quilt, your bunny fabric is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • May Britt - I get angry when I hear about doing things like this. I hope the really feel ashamed over selling your pattern as their own. Hope you are able to stop it.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thank you for sharing the “A Tisket A Tasket” patterns with your fans. We love what you do-its all wonderful. Don’t let one bad apple get you down. Look forward to the Christmas quilt. Just wish we all could go to market. Do post photos of market for us-especially of your booth!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - The quilt is gorgeous! And of course I can’t wait to see the other new designs! I can’t believe someone covered your copyright and is handing out your designs!!! I’m off to check out the needlework shop…thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - Ah, the nerve of some people!!! As a writer of patterns (basket weavering) and teacher, I feel your anger! It’s one thing to use your patterns without permission but to call them their own is too much!!! I have taught with others patterns, but always ask permission or buy enough of the patterns so each gets one. OOOOO it’s makes me mad just thinking about it!

    But on a lighter side, your quilt is beautiful, pink and brown are one of my favorite color combinations. LOVE the bunnies and love the Tisket a tasket quilt, puts two of my hobbies in one. Quilting and basket weaving. Thank You!!!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Ooh, the pink/brown quilt is so sweet…and thanks for sharing the online needlework link. I hope you get the copyright issue straightened out soon, makes me feel bad just hearing about it :-(ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie Lynn - Beautiful! The color brown has become a new favorite color of mine to use in my crafts and sewing. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful trip.ReplyCancel

  • pdudgeon - the planning for quilt Market sounds as complex as getting ready for a wedding would be!
    and then to be doing this two or three times a year…oh my!

    I’m glad that the Swedish shop owner was found out, and i hope it will be explained to her clients what she has done so that they don’t come away with a false picture of what happened.
    i wouldn’t want to support a shop owner who willingly forged someone else’s work as their own. Who knows what else they might forge if despirate enough for money???ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn - Hi Anne,
    Love the new quilt. It sounds like an easy one to put together.I am looking forward to purchasing some of the fabrics the colors look divine.Your block in the previous post Has got my attention.Good luck with market. Please can we have some photos.ReplyCancel

  • Magnolia Bay Quilts - Beautiful quilt — love the pink and brown combination. Looking forward to your previews. Good luck at Quilt Market!ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Oh Anne, the soft pink with the brown is just perfect! I can see an entire room built around this quilt!. . . (& the brown would look just as perfect with a soft blue – for little boys. . . !!!)

    I know saying something publicly about the shop that is stealing (in a nutshell – that is what it is) the designs that you – out of the goodness of your heart – have shared – was not an easy thing for you to do. Shame on them. I really hope that someone reads this post & is aware of who it is that is doing this & speaks up to them. I know that you do not have the time to have to track them down – nor should you have to. I really hope that their selfish (not to mention illegal!) actions come back to bit them in the patooters! (it will. . . it will!!!)
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Carol - I love the baby quilt, so cute with the pink and brown.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Geez, you’re kind enough to share the pattern freely, hard to understand why someone would want to take the credit for your work as well.
    That quilt is so cute, the bunny fabric is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - Hi Anne! I just love your baby quilt…it’s absolutely beautiful. I actually gasped when I saw it.

    That stinks about the shop in Sweden. Shame on that owner. I think it’s very gracious of you to feel sorry for them.

    Best of luck prepping for Market! And thank you again for the BOM, I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying it!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Boon - Brown and pink are such a neat combinationReplyCancel

  • Connie - Your new quilt is so pretty.

    Hope the other problem will stop – that is not right. It’s a wonder you ever found out about it.ReplyCancel

  • Threeundertwo - I just love this fabric line. It looks so sweet in that quilt.

    Thank you for the needlework link! I’ll do my part to boost the economy.ReplyCancel

  • Anne-Lise - The quilt is beautiful, and I am having so much fun with the baskets – thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Hi Ann
    Thanks for the photo of the new quilt, it’s very pretty. Thanks for taking time off to share with us what you are doing. Good luck at the quilt market. Thanks for the tip about the needlework shop.
    Anneke Potgieter
    South AfricaReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Thanks for sharing your basket blocks with us for free. It is a shame some people just have to take advantage of a good thing. Hopefully they will give true credit where it is due, to you.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - The pink and brown combination has always been a favorite of mine.

    I’m so sorry that someone has decided to take your designs as their own – shame on them.ReplyCancel

  • Sinta - I am glad to see that you were able to peak your head above water for a few moments… long enough to post! Love the little quilt!!! I didn't get to read on Twitter ( I forgot my password, darn!) You couldn't have been more accomodating & then they steal! Urg, people!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - Hi Anne,
    I love the pink & brown quilt. My son & DIL are expecting their 1st child and they are doing a pink & brown theme, that quilt would be perfect!
    I'm sorry that another shop is using your patterns as their own. I've done decorative painting for years and the designers would have the same problem with their patterns. I don't understand how people can live with themselves after doing something like that.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. - Hi Anne, So I cleaned out my computer (including my history) So I had to type in something in the browser window, to get your blog to come up.
    I typed Bunny Tales into google. And
    a link with something along the lines of “Behind closed doors at the playboy mansion” came up! LOL ooxx`jodiReplyCancel

  • Sharon - So very true!! It’s awful nice of you to do handout patterns to begin with. And if someone cant give you the credit, well then I say CHOP THEM OFF!! There is a shop around here that re writes certain peoples patterns and calls them her own. Terrible I say!!! She’ll get caught.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Anne: The quilt is so darn cute! The picture makes it look pink and brown. Is that so? I thought Chelsea Manor was just red/white or brown/white. Anyway, it’s adorable.

    So sorry about your patterns. Most quilters are great and honest people. So you are right, they must be desperate.

    Take care and don’t work too hard. I can’t wait to see all the new stuff you have for us!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - Hi Anne,
    Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us. I’m sorry to hear that someone is taking advantage of you. So sad. Take care of yourself and make sure you’re are getting enough rest. Good Luck at Quilt Market. God BlessReplyCancel

  • barbara@quiltsoup - Before you know it, market will be here and gone! Just hang in there. Everything will be as lovely as it always is!ReplyCancel

  • The Quilted Fish - Ann,
    I am feeling your pain! This market business is hard work! I can’t wait to see your beautiful quilts and darling booth. I hope you have truly fantastic sucess!ReplyCancel

  • Hanne - The brown quilt looks so good!

    I am so sorry to hear about the copyright violation.ReplyCancel

  • Kari - Anne,
    The new quilt is gorgeous and looks easy to make. I am sure it will be hit as are most of your patterns.

    As a pattern designer myself I wanted to tell you and the world how much I admire you for posting about the copyright infringement that you have encountered. It is abhorrent that a shop would so freely take advantage of you that way-no matter what country they are from. It makes you wonder who else’s patterns they are translating and photocopying as their own. What a shame. People should know what a crime this is, so I am glad you wrote about it.

    I have recently had a person claiming one of my designs as their own and they will be teaching classes on the design. They are not giving me the credit as the original designer. It is very frustrating and your situation is even more frustrating. I understand how you must feel.

    You should also know how much I admire your talent and hard work. The creativity you share is wonderful so thank you! You inspire me and so many others.

    Kari Ramsay
    Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co.ReplyCancel

  • susan - how terrible
    i hope they stop what they are doing. :o( your quilt looks great and i cant wait to see all your new patterns!!
    thanks for being so givingReplyCancel

  • Sue H. - Your block of the months are so cute. I told myself that I wouldn’t start another project, but you twisted my arm on this one. I love your patterns. Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • suz - It’s too bad that the shop did this – in this day and age, with some much technology, it’s hard to believe they thought no one would notice – and they have to have known it was illegal. That’s really too bad.
    I’ve been invited to Quilt Market to help a friend who designs for Red Rooster, so I hope I have a chance to meet you. At least I’ll get an opportunity to look at all your wonderful new designs first hand! I’m very excited.ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Over the weekend I saw this fabric in a quilt shop. It was so pretty. I love the brown. This quilt you’ve shown is lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Quoizel - That is the cutest quilt. Keep on lighting the way on the great quilting ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn - I love your new quilt Anne, the colors are so pretty together! Nice photography too.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You new fabric and quilt are beautiful. I am working on my BOM and they are great! Thank you for sharing your talents and time with all of us. I find inspiration in all you do. Love the Studio by the way. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. Are you going to be in Long Beach for Festival?
    Nancy LindblomReplyCancel

  • Library Gal Quilts - That quilt is just adorable Anne! I don’t know if I’ll be able to actually cut into my Chelsea Manor just yet, but when I do I want to make this one! xo Pam in ChicoReplyCancel

  • Jan - Hi Anne,
    I am also a designer and have had my designs used with no permission. I actually had a shop ask for permission to use my design in a sampler type quilt and I gave it to them with the condition that they acknowledge my design in their written form as well as send me the copy of their finished pattern. None of that happened and they made it into a national magazine.
    Another shop here in the US used my design and when I called them on it they insisted they had just come up with it on their own and it was no big deal.
    I hope there is something that can be done for your situation!
    I love your work and truly appreciate your sharing your designs.

  • Jean - Your quilt is lovely. The colors are very nice… warm, comfortable, and just very pretty.
    Take it easy…ReplyCancel

  • Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie - Anne, it’s such a shame that people have to stoop so low. I wish you the best in handling this, it will be taken care of now or later.
    Beautiful baby quilt, my daughters baby room is in pink and browns, but I’m working on a quilt just to put on the floor now. Hope to show it soon.
    Keep Stitchen’