I swore I'd never blog about this because I try to keep a positive blog. I know that there are so many negative pressures out there and I never want to add to it. But today I'm saying what I probably shouldn't say....
Last year Kathleen and I designed this quilt.
I loved how happy it was.
I loved everything about it.
We designed the quilt for Moda Bake Shop. It was an original idea and quite frankly neither one of us had ever seen anything even remotely close to this design. We thought it was pretty unique, original and happy.
The free tutorial was posted on Moda Bake Shop and within a few hours I received a horrible email about it. I'm not going to mention who wrote the email.
Kathleen and I were accused of copying someones original design and then giving it away as free. I was mortified. I cried, called a friend, called my mom, called my dad, called my husband. I showed them the quilt that the person was accusing us of copying and they were all also mortified. The quilts look nothing alike.
I was so hurt at the time that I decided that I was done blogging. Done posting free tutorials. Here I was doing something that I loved and I shouldn't be so hurt for enjoying my passion.
After a long talk with my parents and husband we decided that it was wrong for that girl to accuse us of such a thing and not to let it ruin my passion. I swept it under the rug and decided to let it go.
Recently, in talking to friends and reading a few other blogs I've realized that I'm not the only person out there that has been attacked.
The real reason I'm writing this post today is to tell everyone out there who has been attacked by people who obviously have nothing better to do but criticize others to try to ignore. Try to not listen to the negativity out there. Enjoy your creative outlet.
I've moved on from this incident and I hope that I don't have to keep hearing about these negative people.