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Quilter’s Home Magazine Deemed 'Too Hot' for Jo-Ann Fabrics' Shelves

Retailer refuses to carry ‘shocking’ issue of quilting magazine.

Dylan Stableford By Dylan Stableford
03/05/2009 -09:30 AM

The latest issue of Quilter’s Home magazine has been banned by Jo-Ann Fabrics for its “controversial” content.

The retailer refused to carry the March issue because of a feature—dubbed “Shocking Quilts”—that includes images of “fabric falluses,” gun-toting Jesuses” and a “newborn peering out from his mother’s lady parts.” (Jo-Ann Fabrics sells about 7,000 copies of Quilter’s Home per issue, according to the Washington Post.)

The magazine’s editor, Mark Lipinski, spent $2,500 to polybag 45,000 copies because he knew the issue might be considered “scandalous.”

None of the magazine’s 35,000 subscribers have complained about the lurid quilting content, Lipinski told the paper. One person, though, criticized him for the polybags. “She thought that I should be more concerned about the environment.”


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