I wanted to let everyone know that I contacted Pinterest and they immediately took down the pinned photos from my sites. I was very pleased with how quickly they responded.
Before I let this drop I want to be very clear that my objection was to the rights that Pinterest claimed to any photos pinned. I’m not a member and have no intention of becoming a member so they don’t need to have any rights to MY photos.
It was suggested to me during this process that anything I post online is fair game and that I shouldn’t blog if I want to be so restrictive.
I’ve spent the last several years sharing my quilting with the online community and spend a significant amount of time writing instructions and answering questions about my quilts from readers who wanted to make their own versions. I don’t think that I’m restrictive or exclusive in my quilting and I don’t think I should have to defend myself because I choose not to have photos pinned.
You are welcome to use any ideas I share here in your own quilting, you’re welcome to save photos to refer to but not to publish or pin them. If you see something you want to share somewhere, please do it via a link.