At least one of you has told me that your husband will be carrying a big flag/banner made from my design in Monday's Labor Day Parade. Oh, I HOPE to see a picture of that!
Others of you are making items to sell. You graciously asked permission first because my pattern did not have any statement preventing it. Here's my thinking on that: If you are making this design and putting it on jackets or making mini quilts, etc, you are not only spreading the word about our concern for this country, but you are also fueling the small business economy. Go for it!
I will soon be sharing photos from the folks who have bought my pattern and have already made something from it...ahhh the joy of a downloadable pattern.
Tonight I want to show you just a few of the items Gordon has chosen on Cafe Press to proudly display this design. It is the same picture as the quilt picture above, so if you are wearing a shirt or carrying a tote with this design, it will almost look like you are wearing a quilted design.
There are maternity shirts, plus size shirts, and even a shirt for your Patriotic Pooch! I'm especially of the heavy natural canvas tote that is 15" x 18" x 6" and is printed on BOTH sides with my design! Just $12.99!
There are note cards with envelopes that you can buy one at a time or buy in bulk quantities of 10 and 20! Plus, there are post cards with this design. There is room on the front for a name or a location.
This is how Cafe Press works. They print your order when they receive it. Print on Demand. Gordon and I receive a small royalty from each of our designs you purchase.
When that "royalty" adds up to $25, Cafe Press cuts us a check and sends it to us.
What I plan to do is to give a percentage of that royalty money back to the Tea Party Organization. Right now, some Tea Party organizers are researching who/what/when/where to allow me to do that.
So, this is a subtle design, "Sometimes you have to spill a little Tea", that you can still wear or show off or mail even if you are not into quilting or into making paper signs from my pattern!
I hope you will visit Cafe Press to see the items I did not mention. If you have a specific request for a particular item, then let us know, and if Cafe Press offers it, we will do our best to make it happen.
Feel free to email me with any ideas and comments. penny (at) pennysanford (dot) com
Only a very few people were NASTY when I first posted about my Tea Party mini quilt pattern.
The majority of people (on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, on this blog and via email) have allowed my freedom of expression on this topic, and for that I thank you very much!