The Generations Quilt Patterns Copyright Policy is here to protect the information on this website and includes both words and images.
All the free patterns, templates and other information published here are to attract quilters to the site so they can find all the other free goodies for themselves.
And I have a lot for them. If printed out, the free patterns, templates, charts and tip sheets would fill a 3" ring binder!
If I allow the copying of articles to another's website or online copy of a newsletter and the articles are reprinted in their entirety there is no compelling reason for the reader to come to my site. They have already consumed the entire article.
Furthermore, Google penalizes sites for duplicate content. While your Guild's website may not depend on free search engine traffic, it does matter to my online business.
So, in order to reduce on the number of emails to answer and streamline the process thus cutting down on your wait time I grant the following permissions.
If your Guild's newsletter is published online, for the online version I grant permission for you to use one image and some, part or all of the introduction (usually the first 1-3 paragraphs from the article, found between the title of the page and first headline) with an active link to the full article.
If your newsletter is published as a paper copy, I grant permission for you to reprint the entire article as long as there is a link to my website or to the actual page or attributes 'Julie Baird, Generations Quilt Patterns, LLC' as the author of the article.
The reason for the difference for the printed version is twofold:
And finally, if you would like to use additional articles from my site for your Guild's newsletter, as long as you adhere to the permissions granted above, you are welcome to use one article per month without the need to contact me each time.
First, if you are teaching at a quilt shop, I strongly urge you to make sure the store owner is aware and approves of your using materials downloaded from the Internet as opposed to products sold through their store.
If you would like to use any of the free patterns and templates available on the site, you may print them for distribution to your class with the following restrictions:
Generations Quilt Patterns reserves the right to change these permissions as necessary.
If your Copyright Permission request is not covered above, please use this form to contact me with your request.