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Thread: Gee's Bend quilts

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    Gee's Bend quilts

    A friend of mine contacted me to find a pattern for a Gee's Bend quilt. I did find one kit, but does anyone know of any such pattern? When I looked at them, I would simply make it and not worry about a pattern. They look like rough modern quilts.
    Sharon

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    The original Gee's Bend quilts did not much of a pattern .... they were made out of necessity, often from bits of clothing
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    That's what I saw when I looked at them. She isn't living close to me right now or I would help her. She doesn't feel comfortable to do one without a pattern.
    Sharon

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    could she print out a copy of one she likes, enlarge it, then use it as a "pattern". I'm sure none of them are copyrighted...
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    i found this web site that talks about gees bend quilt kits http://www.deepfriedkudzu.com/2009/0...d-fabrics.html
    Nancy in western NY

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    Lots if info on this google search.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...ient=firefox-a
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb View Post
    could she print out a copy of one she likes, enlarge it, then use it as a "pattern". I'm sure none of them are copyrighted...
    Quite the contrary, all of them are under copyright by the individual Gee's Bend quilters...and I believe the Gee's Bend Collective has brought suit for infringement in some cases since they receive a royalty on each sale.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    BUT, you can still do a "copy" of one, just change something about it. Just don't sell it under that name. Correct?
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    thanks - didn't know that so won't get into trouble myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Quite the contrary, all of them are under copyright by the individual Gee's Bend quilters...and I believe the Gee's Bend Collective has brought suit for infringement in some cases since they receive a royalty on each sale.
    Kate

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    One can still use a favorite quilt as an inspiration without copying it per se. I did find some that did have a definite pattern. The Pettaway ladies followed the pattern of quilts they had seen elsewhere.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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