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Designers Creative Corner

Designers, you are integral to keeping the quilting industry alive and thriving. This group is just for you!

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

Here’s a place for quilt designers to talk to each other, talk to your customers, discuss you work, advertise your latest endeavor. If you’re not a designer, here’s your chance to meet your favorites, ask them questions, check out their latest work, or find a new favorite.

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2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Designers Creative Corner Group" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.

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How long have you been designing?

Started by CT Admin. Last reply by Vicki Bellino Feb 4, 2009. 15 Replies

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:33am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Michelle K on August 19, 2011 at 1:49pm
Thanks again. Debbie.  I have been looking up stuff on line all day and my eyes are crossed so I took a minute off to work on another pattern for a small project, not quilting.  Started writing and then  had to get the fabric and put my hands on it to make sure I was writing correctly and then decided to verify yet again, I would make it as I went.  I had made it once before but just but the seat of my pants so needed to write it down.
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on August 19, 2011 at 9:47am
I print my own with a laser printer and 98/28 paper.  With the heavier paper I can print on both sides and not have any peep a boo showing thru from the back side.  Saves paper and also makes mailing pattern cheaper as I use less pages and have less weight per pattern. 
Comment by Michelle K on August 19, 2011 at 9:12am
Hi, I just joined and I am thinking publishing a pattern I came up with for competition.  I have to get the rights back from them first and then I can move on.  Any suggestions on how to publish and sell original patterns.   Do you print your own or get them printed?
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on August 3, 2011 at 6:45am
When I have shared a pattern with someone, I always write "DRAFT" in large letters across it.  I also have my name and year visible too.
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on August 2, 2011 at 8:28am
I agree with Donna...It's a perfect opportunity to have your pattern tested and to get an alternate color way to offer your customers, either on the pattern back or on your website.  You may, on a really friendly basis, ask them not to share this with anyone until you can get it published.  You just never know anymore.   
Comment by Donna Nicholson on August 2, 2011 at 8:06am
Thanks, Cat Lady. I'll do that.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on August 2, 2011 at 7:43am
I would use them as pattern testers.
Comment by Donna Nicholson on July 31, 2011 at 6:18pm
So what do you do when your quilting buddies ask for the pattern to an original design that you hope to publish sometime in the near future? I have several original designs that friends have asked for, but don't know what that does to the potential publication of those designs. Do I consider them "pattern testers" and get their feedback in exchange for the patterns?
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on November 8, 2010 at 7:11pm
I personally would not post an IDEA of a quilt you are planning on marketing later. Many people don't understand all the copyright rules and it may just open up a can of worms for you. If you post, make sure you kindly inform the group that the design is yours and is copyrighted????? Most will understand but you know the old saying...It only takes one bad apple! Good luck in making your decission. It's a tough one.

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