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Thread: [DEAR] JANE STICKLE CYBER BLOCK PARTY - Jan 2010 thru May/Jun 2011

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    Geesh...miss a day and I've got 10 pages to read! :cry: Sorry if my response if a bit long.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmortherest
    i am making sure that i keep myself busy. got some not so good news from DH's doctor.....his new liver is trying to reject and his kidneys are not up to par. between DJ and the baby quilt that i need to have done by august i hope to keep very busy to keep my mind off of things :roll:
    ((((hugs)))) Oh sweetie, you are a better person then I am. I'd be consumed with worry and likely unable to concentrate enough to quilt. However, I clean house when I'm extremely stressed (evidently I don't stress as much as I should! Lol) and my house would be spotless!


    Fabric Update: It'll be in Thursday evening. Yay!!!!! I have my local quilt guild meeting that night so I'll have to wait until Friday to get started. I am so excited! Klue, are you still having issues with using the indigo blue fabric? I copied you and that's what I've ordered and I want to know if I should make up a batch of starch and starch the snot out of it or if it'll behave without it.


    bearpaw - "Sewing Jane's Fern Garden" sounds like a great name!


    I'm bummed to see the tutes have been deleted. I don't blame Patrice or this site at all. I wouldn't want them to get into trouble. I blame Brenda, of whom I must say I think very poorly of. I have other words for her I use but I certainly wouldn't use them in public! She strikes me as someone who is only interested in money and in others giving her credit. What a shame. Knowing what I do, the only money she'll ever get out of me is what I've already spent for the software!! :p

    I'm not about to let this stop me from making the quilt. I have too much invested in it, not to mention I've got a group that is meeting at my house next week to start it. I'll make sure to let everyone know "The Rules" so we don't get into trouble either.

    I rather like the Jane Stickler Cyber Sew. This lets anyone who just comes across the thread to know what we are doing. That said, I also like being considered as part of Klue's Crew! :thumbup:


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I spoke to her earlier today (or emailed to be more precise). She said she was in hell. You guys call it chuckee cheese? ;-)
    Yep, that's hell! I used to work in a place very similar to that. Hope she survives!


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Is anyone in the group doing hand piecing? I've done hexagons before, and I'm thinking of tackling part of one of Week 4's triangles by hand.

    Any tips for me?
    One of the best tips for hand applique is to pinch the fabric along the line you want to hand sew before you place it on your fabric and pin it down to sew. Cotton has a great memory and this little trick will make your applique come out much easier. (I hope that made sense!) ...Nevermind...I just read where you stated you didn't mean hand applique. I'll just leave this tip in for anyone else who may need it.

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    [/quote]
    I wasn't thinking of applique.... I meant the one where you baste the fabric round a paper template, then whipstitch the seam by hand, like hexagons are done.

    I'm going to save the applique for the little diamonds and melons Jane was so fond of! LOL[/quote]


    Blue, I think that is considered English Paper Piecing. Not all of us are familiar with it. Hexagons can be machine pieced and Patrice did a nice tutorial on it a while back.

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    As upsetting as this bump in the road is to many of us. We really need to keep focus on why we have come together in the first place. We joined here to make our own Dear Jane quilts because we all love what Jane Stickle created so long ago. Brenda was the one who created the replicas for all of us to enjoy and recreate. Unfortunately in this wonderful world of internet it can be a problem for the business persons involved to keep copyrighted work from getting into the hands of the less honest who would steal it. We have respected Brenda by purchasing our copies I think we should also respect the copyright. No one is saying we can not continue just to be a little more careful in how we present our work so that it does not infringe upon the copyrights software and or books that we agree to when we buy them.

    We will be able to work this out and get everyone the help they need with a few little changes. Come on now chin up everyone and let us enjoy this Cyber Block Party ;)
    Cher

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    I don't intend to let anything stop me from finishing this quilt! Where is Kelly? Have'nt seen her on here all day!

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    No one can fault Brenda. She's a smart businesswoman...and she has to protect her copyright or it's meaningless. She paid a pretty sum to get it no doubt. We can respect that and we should! I think this is really about figuring out how we operate it within the comfort zone of admin and the participants. Cher is absolutely right...let's keep our chins up and enjoy the party!

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    something about sitting for a neighbor

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    I thought that was yesterday Cher.

    Also Cher, I love how you put your quilt name in your signature line. I'd love to do that too...mind if I copy you?

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    Oh maybe it was yesterday got a little confused. Well I hope everything is ok.

    You sure can copy me I think it would be nice to see them there.
    Cher

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    1. This topic will be temporarily locked to give everyone time to read this before it gets buried in more pointless hysteria. it'll open back up in a few days.

    2. we have not deleted any tutorials. we surgically deleted specific items within tutorials and topics that should not have been put there.

    3. we have not forbidden tutorials related to this BOM activity. we advised that detailed step-by-step tutorials be limited to those blocks which are clearly and without-a-doubt firmly planted in the public domain.

    4. we further advised that tutorials could safely focus on the techniques necessary to successfully making specific blocks if there was any doubt about whether or not the specific blocks in question were firmly in the public domain and not protected by copyrights.

    5. we have NEVER proposed closing down this BOM activity. the sole purpose of doing more research and modifying advice regarding procedures was to make sure the activity COULD, WOULD and WILL CONTINUE.

    6. the mutual support, encouragement, and education will continue. nobody is going to be left "dead in the water" with expensive supplies they can't put to good use for this BOM activity. we can still ask and answer each other's questions.

    7. if you plan to privately exchange any information or resource materials we have recommended not be exchanged publicly kindly do not discuss that intention publicly. when you discuss such intentions here, it drags the board into those plans. we are not the arbiters of your conscience. we are here to ensure the board can continue to operate to the greatest mutual benefit while observing legal and ethical requirements as we understand them.

    7. Admin is still doing more in-depth research so we can make sure the procedures grant the widest possible freedom to exchange useful information while also protecting all of us from accidental violation of copyrights, etc.

    8. we don't have a lawyer on retainer. we will occassionally make mistakes. guess what. as we figure that out, we'll fix them.

    9. please don't make mountains out of molehills. keep working on your blocks. keep posting your pictures. keep helping each other. keep the fun going.

    10. there is no cause for alarm. there has never been any cause for alarm. it's all going to be just fine.

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    Please hold tight. I'm waiting for response from Brenda.

    I unlocked this thread so you would have a way to continue discussing this, but please don't post any more patterns at this time.

    As Patrice said, the sky is not falling.

    It shouldn't take us more that a few days to clear up the situation.

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    Perhaps there wouldn't have been so much panic if we'd heard this from you guys originally, instead of going through Klue. This project is her baby, but it's your site.

    Thank you for coming in and clearing up the confusion.

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    one attempts to solve problems privately.

    one occassionally fails.

    human beings. what'cha gonna do wit 'em?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin
    Please hold tight. I'm waiting for response from Brenda.

    I unlocked this thread so you would have a way to continue discussing this, but please don't post any more patterns at this time.

    As Patrice said, the sky is not falling.

    It shouldn't take us more that a few days to clear up the situation.

    I think that is a great idea thank you for your help.
    Cher

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    one attempts to solve problems privately.

    one occassionally fails.

    human beings. what'cha gonna do wit 'em?
    Can't live with 'em.... aren't allowed to shoot 'em! ;-)

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    Thank you too Patrice

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    Thank you for working so hard to solve this problem.

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    I never think cutting off discussion is good..that's why I'm a lawyer and not a Judge. They are really good at cutting off when they've had enough!

    Okay, let's see how we can all make this work. That's the goal. Keep the big picture at the top of your minds and we shall prevail...we shall persevere, because this is something we all want to happen!! Right?????/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    one attempts to solve problems privately.

    one occassionally fails.

    human beings. what'cha gonna do wit 'em?
    Can't live with 'em.... aren't allowed to shoot 'em! ;-)
    that's the only reason i can leave my house to go to work. body armor is expensive. i'd rather buy fabric. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    ...and all this from a lady who, from what I have read, has never made the DJ quilt herself.
    Smart businesswomen is right!
    Now we wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    one attempts to solve problems privately.

    one occassionally fails.

    human beings. what'cha gonna do wit 'em?
    Guess we have to live with em since we have to share the same planet. ;)


    English paper piecing...I've been wanting to learn that technique for quite awhile. I have some precut hexagons cut by my daughters' great-grandmother that she never finished. They are very large and I thought I could make each one into two smaller hexigons so that I can make a small quilt for each girl; a sort of multi-generational heirloom for them to pass down to their children. I bet there are plenty of tutes out there, but I tend to learn better by watching someone in person so I think I'm going to bug a few friends, watch the tutes, then make the attempt. I wasn't sure I was going to learn any new techniques with this quilt and yet, here we are in week 2 and here is a technique I need to learn. Well, teach me to be so cocky with myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    one attempts to solve problems privately.

    one occassionally fails.

    human beings. what'cha gonna do wit 'em?
    Guess we have to live with em since we have to share the same planet. ;)


    English paper piecing...I've been wanting to learn that technique for quite awhile. I have some precut hexagons cut by my daughters' great-grandmother that she never finished. They are very large and I thought I could make each one into two smaller hexigons so that I can make a small quilt for each girl; a sort of multi-generational heirloom for them to pass down to their children. I bet there are plenty of tutes out there, but I tend to learn better by watching someone in person so I think I'm going to bug a few friends, watch the tutes, then make the attempt. I wasn't sure I was going to learn any new techniques with this quilt and yet, here we are in week 2 and here is a technique I need to learn. Well, teach me to be so cocky with myself!
    I love my hexagon project.... it will be several years before I finish it, but I find it really relaxing just sitting and sewing them all together. I take it with me when I want to have some hand sewing to do, but don't want to have to concentrate, I can happily carry on a conversation while doing them.

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    Blue, I missed what hex you are making. Is it a quilt and could you show a pic please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Blue, I missed what hex you are making. Is it a quilt and could you show a pic please?
    Ages ago I bought a couple of tube rolls of batiks... I picked a size of hexagon so I could get 4 out of one square of batik. And in each tube there's 80 squares of 40 different shades. All up I think I have 6 or 7 tubes. That adds up to a LOT of hexagons. LOL

    What I'm doing is just putting the shades together, so the colour will shift randomly across the quilt.... the reds will fade into purples and blues, across into greens and yellows.... it will be random but with a bit of a plan. If that makes sense!


    :-)

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    Arent' there hex's in a one of the kites?

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    the one that I just did has octagons in it

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