Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quilts in Court: Stitiching and Kvetching

When a quilter goes to court, she or he as to be pretty darn mad. I think to come out of the bliss of needle and thread domesticity to take on cold-hearted, corporate characters is well out of character for people who parlay such a calm, cool and collected past time as quilting. Still, when our livelihood and honor is threatened, like a mother bear, the quilter come out swinging. Take these examples of Faith Ringold who took on Black Entertainment Television for their misuse of her "Church Picnic" piece for 4.16 seconds, or a subject known only as Ms. Brown, who took on the abusive producers of the motion picture, "How to Make an American Quilt." Then there's the woman who legally slapped Couristan Carpet....and made them pay when their interior design team thought they could "lift" her designs. Read all about it here.

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