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                                           Just Takes 2 - 2014

                                                              September 1, 2014

                                                              Happy Labor Day

                                                                                        

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                                                                                Benjamin Biggs Block #9

 

                                                       

                                         Signed Johanna Biggs, Emmitts-Burg, Maryland, 1848

                                                              

                                                                                                   

                                                                                             #25 Flower

 

                                                                                   

At first glance, Block # 9 and Block #25 look the same. However, there is a difference in the flowers.
The flower in #25 has nine curves. The one in Block #9 has eight curves.  The block that I made is #25.
Your pattern is for #9. I just don't want you to be confused when you look at the two of them.
In the beginning, we thought that #25 was the first block in the quilt, and that is the block I started and finished
for #9.  It wasn't until I started working on the post that I noticed the difference.  When we visited the
quilt last November, we realized that the other end was the top of the quilt, so we started with our
#1, Apple Pie Ridge.

The time has come for some good old fashioned talking about copyright. Copyrights do not end until
the maker is dead 75 years. Until  that time, you must get permission from the maker or the person who
manages her estate. Therefore, when you think a pattern is out of print, contact the maker. Sometimes
they will tell you that they do not want to print again and you can share with a friend. This does not happen often.
When you have a copyrighted pattern, it is for your use only. If you ask someone to give you a copyrighted pattern,
you are asking them to steal from the designer. It is hard for Gay and I  to wrap our brain around the fact that
some people are willing to do this with Just Takes 2 patterns, or any pattern for that matter. There has been so much talk
about copyright in the last decade, we really hadn't given it much thought for Just Takes 2 until lately.

 Just because a pattern is "FREE," does not mean it is  COPYRIGHT FREE!

We thought long and hard when we started Just Takes 2 about whether or not to charge even $2 for the patterns.
After all "Just Takes 2" and $2 would be a pretty logical combination. Nevertheless, we decided to give patterns away, and only
charge after the patterns were up for one month. We're not getting rich, but we love what we do and we enjoy sharing
our work with you. However, when we think someone is going to steal our work, we get upset and rightly so.
Gay and I face copyright issues almost every week, she with Sentimental Stitches, me with Dear Jane. Please let's not
have to deal with it here.

 It's a gorgeous day, and Labor Day Holiday. Enjoy time with your friends
and families.


Download Benjamin Biggs Block #9 here.
You won't find instructions for this block, as you have already stitched the
components of it in previous blocks. I took the liberty on my flowers to soften the curves from that deep v. It made
stitching easier.

Gay has lots of information and goodies for you at www.sentimentalstitches.com.

Keep posting your ideas and photos on the Facebook page and yahoo list!

There are still spots in the Dear Jane Texas Cowgirl Roundup: http://dearjane.com/order.htm . Come join
us for lots of fun, fellowship and stitching!
New information about Susanna Culp 1848
has also been posted. Hopefully, I can ship them next Monday!

Please email me brenda@dearjane.com with any questions.

Pieceful Stitching!
Gay and Brenda

brenda@dearjane.com