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Who received the e-mail today from Craftsy (now Bluprint) and what do you think?

Who received the e-mail today from Craftsy (now Bluprint) and what do you think?

Old 01-02-2019, 05:39 AM
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Default Who received the e-mail today from Craftsy (now Bluprint) and what do you think?

I've read through it a couple of times and, maybe I'm wrong, but this is what I'm interpreting. We'll still have access to the classes we've purchased in the past, but unless we join Bluprint and pay for a subscription (monthly or annually), we will not have access to any New content or new classes.

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:09 AM
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I am assuming the old Craftsy format wasn't suitable to maintain as it was for future growth or profit.
I joined and paid Bluprint subscription last year. I saved more then the subscription cost me this last year on fabric and notion sales. Plus the $25 credit to use to buy anything from the site. I hope they keep the incentives to join. I got layer cakes for $10, charm packs for $3, yardage, notions, kits and thread at fantastic prices and all free shipping. It's worth it to me.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:16 AM
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When you think about how much an 'in person' class will cost you, Bluprint is a great deal. And they have such good classes and teachers. I watch Angela Walters over and over. I don't think I could make an Annie Unrein bag without her classes leading me though the tough spots. And I've learned so much about QAYG from Marti Michell..... It's a really good deal, plus you get free shipping on all supplies while you are a yearly subscriber.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:15 AM
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I haven't seen the part of not having access to new content or classes. I have purchased from Craftsy over the years and received great service and value. I also added the free classes they offered along the way. As a company purchased by such a larger entity (NBC), there was bound to be changes, some positive and some thorny. Just like the transition when Fabric.com was purchased by Amazon, there were changes. The one class I downloaded from Craftsy for free - Creative Quilt Backings by Elizabeth Hartman- was excellent. Since I prefer both written and visual teaching methods, the online classes make the process easier. Guess there is more to come...
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:56 AM
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I too was wondering, I will not be happy if I have to have a subscription to view my already purchased classes, I have over 100 classes so they have already got their monies worth out of me.
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:35 AM
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I just re-read the e-mail and think I misinterpreted one thing... it said "Access all of our new and current content for one low monthly or annual price" which led me to believe we would not get access to anything new, however it does say that we can still buy individual classes. So I guess we'll have to wait and see!
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donnac I thought the same as you im a little confused on that but yea wait and see.......
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:46 PM
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I too was wondering, I will not be happy if I have to have a subscription to view my already purchased classes, I have over 100 classes so they have already got their monies worth out of me.
From my understanding you always have access to the classes you paid individually for. Just won't get any new content unless you buy it.
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I don't think I will be purchasing any more classes than the 60+ I already own. I'm not very optimistic about the future of Craftsy/Bluprint.
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I use Craftsy to find unique patterns - sometimes a whole quilt but often just a block that suits my needs. I won't buy a subscription for that so won't be subscribing to BluPrint. I am concerned for those who posted the blocks that I bought. That aspect has been eliminated for the most part and that source of income for those individuals is gone. That is regretful.
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