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Thread: Contoversial quilt story on MSNBC...what do you think?

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    Here we are in 2011 and we are still finding the human body repugnant, offensive, pornographic. I never cease to be amazed...............

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    (I'm an RN and in all my years as a nurse I helped with a lot of pelvic exams. Let me tell you there are prettier things in the world to put on your quilt than genetalia.)

    I kept thinking this whole time, that it is just not the prettiest part of a woman's body. Thanks for posting this, I so agree with you.

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    ART is one thing, but at a "quilt" show, unless it were part of an exhibit and people were told that it would be there in the open so that they had a choice as to whether or not to look at then, it really had no place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM

    I don't think this artist did get her message across. We are talking about the explicit detail depicted on her quilt, not homelessness issues.
    THANK YOU!

    Not one person at the at that quilt show or in this thread thought about the "message" of being pregnant and homeless!

    It is more about the fact that the show producer's chose to show that quilt without a warning to show attendees. Those people who PAID to see a quilt were shown something Sexually oriented that offended them. That makes it porn and wrong.

    and to me the message was "should have kept my legs closed"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    I'll have to click the link at home... work block. There was a magazine 6 months (?) ago that had controversial quilts. I believe one showed someone giving birth, one showed something with Jesus, things like that. And the publisher put the magazine in a plastic bag to avoid complaints about the "explicit" nature.

    that was actually 2 years ago, Mark Lipinski did it in HIS quilter's home. Joann's refused to sell that issue! and NOTHING in that magazine was like this quilt! BUT they were deemed offensive.

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    I actually went to the Mid-Atlantic quilt show in Hampton, Va this past weekend and saw the quilt in question....and while it might be offensive to some, the focus of the piece was on the plight of a homeless woman/women. In it's own right, it was a beautiful piece and I find that any art that causes one to think, strikes a chord of some kind has served it's purpose. yes, it was a bit graphic and perhaps and option to view or not may have been in order or a warning at the least, but the kind of uproar the MSNBC piece depicts IMHO is so unwarranted. I realize everyone has a right to their opinion and so it is what it is. There were other pieces at the show that were disturbingly beautiful to me for other reasons and evoked deep emotion in me as well. Some people use paint and a brush, some people use lyrics and a melody, and some of us use fabric and thread!

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    I wholeheartedly agree with you. It certainly has drawn attention to the plight of homelessness and it's ramifications, which was probably her intention.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle's Mimi
    A non-quilting male friend just sent me this link to a story about a newsworthy quilt in a quilt show. Apparently there was an uproar over the fact that it depicted a naked woman in more detail that one might expect on a quilt...hard to tell, though, since MSNBC blocked it out on the video. I have not seen the quilt, but first impression is that art is art, and we ought to let people express themselves without censure. More importantly, however, is that this quilt depicts the plight of a homeless pregnant woman literally stripped of all she owns. Since we are women who should be concerned about the plight of homeless, victimized women, perhaps we should be more upset about the ramifications of homelessness on women and children, and less worried about body parts, which presumably, most of us own. IMHO, I think the artist is trying to shock us into paying attention and solving the problem of poor women in this country and around the world. What do you think?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...79136#41779136

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    If it were in a musem or an art magazine it would be considered art. Why not on a quilt? People do not have to look at it even though it's on display yet, they chose to look at in in detail although they could just glance at it and walk on by. Some peole just have to much time on their hands.

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    Ok, this is getting a little too heated. It's apparent that people have strong opinions on this topic. I think we have heard enough. If we can't play in the sandbox nicely we will close the sand box!!!!

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