Yesterday I was informed that The Gathering Room Quilt Shop http://gatheringroomquiltshop.com of La Grange, KY copyrighted a pattern, named Twisted Christmas in July of 2010, that looks just like my Twister Wreath.
I did not know of The Gathering Room Quilt Shop's Twisted Christmas pattern until yesterday.
One day, early in December, wanting to make a Christmas wall hanging with my Li’l Twister Tool (by CS designs www.country-schoolhouse.com), I sat down with the book, “Square Dance,” by Martha Thompson and graph paper and pencil, drew a circle. Within the circle, I wrote “R”s, “G”s, and “B”s for the red squares, green squares and background square placement to make a wreath.
Needing to complete other projects and with company soon to arrive for Christmas, I put my project away.
Around the middle of December I noticed a blogger buddy of mine had made a little wreath quilt with her Li’l Twister tool too. Hers turned out smaller than mine would and had only one border. I planned to have both an inner and outer border, as I do on most of my quilts.
When my sister arrived I set about making my wall hanging, but didn’t finish it until after the Holidays. I was very pleased with the results and posted the photo and statement on my blog.
I sincerely apologize to The Gathering Room Quilt Shop of La Grange, KY for failing to search for a pattern before making my statement. It was truly not my intention to copy your pattern. I would never do that. I respect the time, energy and cost that designers expend to publish patterns and books. I'm very careful to give credit where credit is due. I did not, have not and do not plan to profit from this wall hanging. Thank you for taking time today to read my post.