Garth of Extreme Craft has an interesting follow up story to the quilters of Gee’s Bend and the person who discovered them, Bill Arnett.
Quilter Annie Mae Young, who created some of the most iconic works to come out of Gee’s Bend, filed a lawsuit last week aimed at Bill Arnett and his sons. The lawsuit alleges that Arnett licensed her quilts and image without her permission, defrauding her out of untold amounts of money. The lawsuit has created a huge rift in the small town, pitting Young against other quilters who view Arnett as a savior.
Read more about this case of Gee’s Bend on the Extreme Craft Blog. – Link.