Copyright Policy for
Generations Quilt Patterns

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The Generations Quilt Patterns Copyright Policy is here to protect the information on this website and includes both words and images.

  • You may print any of the information from this website for your own personal use. 
  • If you find the information of value, please direct your friends to the website so they can print off their own copies. This helps both of us. Visitors to the site help us determine where to add information. We can't do this without your input.
  • The information and images on this site are not to be copied to the Internet or other digital or computer device, either in a blog or other website or any other digital format without the express written permission from Generations Quilt Patterns. This is considered infringement and will be treated as such

UPDATE January 12, 2017: I receive many requests each week from Guilds and quilting teachers to use/reprint the information from this website.

So much so, that it consumes up to a day a week responding to the requests. Along with all the other emails, response time has increased to an unacceptable level.

In order to streamline the permission process, I've added the following additional guidelines to this page.

Guilds, quilt teachers, swap leaders and other quilting organizations

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.

Guilds and other quilting groups (including Block Swaps)

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:

  • There is no duplicate content issue, and... 
  • Quilters that receive hard copies are doing so most likely because they do not have (reliable) access to a computer. In that case a link would be of no value to them. 

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:

  • You cannot represent them as your own work. The website URL must be included on any handouts from the site.
  • You cannot sell the information and downloads. However, I do recognize that there are costs associated with printing copies for your students (i.e. printing, travel, paper, toner, etc.). You can and should be reimbursed for those costs.
  • You cannot publish the full articles and patterns on your own website or other Internet pages. I do grant permission (just as for Guilds) for you to use one image and 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.

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.

Thank you!

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