Barbara owns several original Christmas cards painted by Maud Lewis. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, owner of the Maud Lewis copyright, has given her a license to produce and sell patterns of the Christmas card images. These images are unique to Barbara and not available elsewhere. In addition, the Gallery has given permission for many additional Maud Lewis images.
For all artists Barbara chooses to translate, she first gets permission, from the artist, or from the copyright owner if the artist is no longer alive. She then prepares the images so that they are suitable to each textile art form, enabling textile artists to apply their chosen method to the image. Only the best materials, such as linen backing and 100% wool, are used to duplicate the artworks. This ensures superior quality and durability for the longer term.