Not too long ago Mary showed me a new magazine she had just discovered. Its a funny and witty and very entertaining quilt publication. Its Quilter's Home from Mark Lipinski. So when she sent me a link to Mark's blog today, I was really surprised by what I found there.
In the most recent issue of the magazine, there is an article dealing with art quilts that have provoked controversy when they were exhibited at different quilt shows. Mark offers a very good description of the article on his blog. (You may have to click the blog link found in the menu bar at the top of the page.)
Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts has banned the most current issue due to this article.
They are censoring a magazine because its discussing art quilts that have been banned or censored for one reason or another.
Does anyone see the irony in this?
I have to say that I am really appalled by this. Especially from a store that so many art quilters go to to buy their supplies from.
I may not always agree with the subject of an art piece or an essay or a debate or a movie. But what I will always agree with is your right to stand up and talk about it. I guess I'm still naive enough to be surprised by Jo-Ann Fabric's decision.
I say keep making the controversial art that makes people stutter and think. Rock on.