Hubby bought me my first Lego set and I finished it! How fun!
I left a class last week and saw these beauties on my way home.
My grandma’s cookie jar. I love her!
I found this through a Pinterest rabbit trail. That’s a Quilt of Valor I made! The photo was taken in my back yard. I tried to leave a review, but as you can see, they wouldn’t let me. 😡
This makes me so mad! Ugh. Well, I’m not going to let it ruin my day.
Hope you have a good one too.
Katy, I hope you contact the company who stole your photo and used it to create quilts to sell. You have a copyright on the photo (whether or not you’ve registered it). I think photo theft is one of the big problems of the internet. I’ve had several photos (from my family history blog) stolen and reposted without attribution and without requesting the use of the photos. The company taking your photo to use as they have is just plain wrong and outright theft. At the very least they should have asked to use the photo and you should be getting royalties for the use of your image and pattern.
If you read the ‘leo bedding’ website, they take photos of the quilts, print it on suede/poly and sandwich the ‘blanket – their words’ with fleece. I think that they are snatching high res pictures off blogs and pinterest to make their blankets. I’m not sure of this, but maybe the only way to prevent them stealing your designs is to watermark your pictures. I agree with Shasta’s way of thinking.
i’m with you. this would make me very angry. why would they collect for quilts of valor and then sell as if their own. we found one of our quilts on ebay for sale with our ‘angels’ label on the back. the only thing we can come up with is that the person is no longer with us, the family had no clue about the quilt or the person who received it was in dire straits. i just don’t understand this stuff. we all have to do what feels right to us. it has not stopped me from giving because i believe in what i do. i think we should just try to take the high road. not always easy. hugs, patti in florida
I wonder if this is the case of sum scam artist copying your photo, using it as an ad for an inferior and probably imported item. I’ve read about this happening. I don’t think the recipient of your quilt is selling the quilt. If so, they certainly wouldn’t have thought to look for the photo of you holding it.
How maddening! Maybe the vet who received it passed away and a random family member got their hands on it. Good job on the jeep. How long did it take you? My grandma had a large white ceramic pig as her cookie jar. Wish I had it now.
So sad that they thought so little of all your work…I’m afraid we have all gifted quilts to find out later that they are stuck in a cabinet somewhere or used in the back of a car…it is maddening, but the truth is that once a quilt is gifted, it is theirs to do with as they choose. If they only put a price of $50 on it, maybe they need money desperately? Your intentions were so good…I hope you can let this go. I imagine it will be hard to donate to Quilts of Valor again! As the wife of a retired veteran (26 1/2 years Air Force), the mother of a retired veteran (25 years in the Air Force) and the mother oa another veteran (was in the Army), I’d like to say I’m very sorry. I don’t think this represents most vets at all. Beautiful quilt by the way!
Oh my goodness, that would make me mad too! I’m so sorry. Your Lego Jeep is very cool, though – so look at that instead and smile. Enjoy your day!
The first post wasn’t clear, When things like that happen, you can write to the website host – go to whois.net and put in the website address. It will tell you who is hosting, then just send an email to the website host. You must tell them specifically all the details to prove that it is yours, and your name and address., There are templates of this email online that you can use so you make sure you give them all the info. DMCA is copyright violations. Also if they use Google ads, you can tell Google.
When things like that happen, you can write to the website host – go to whois.net and put in the website address. It will tell you who is hosting, then just send them an email to the email host. You must tell them specifically all the details to prove that it is yours, and your name and address., Also if they use Google ads, you can tell Google.
Shameless…. can they do that??