I’m trying to get a movement started. I know… it’s a pretty big-for-my-yoga-pants idea, but hey… as they say, go big or go home, right? So I think I’ll aim for BIG.
Having said that, I can’t do this by myself, so I’ll need your help.
As you know – I keep talking about the value of art and craft, the value of what we artists, artisans, quiltmakers, sewists, and craftsters make. And I firmly believe we are not only being underpaid, but along with it, undervalued.
So I’m starting a movement – the first foray has a tab of its own on the site (look up and right it you are reading this on the blog). If you’re reading this elsewhere catch it here.
I’m asking you to get on board for educating our buyers that what we make, these beautiful handcrafted objects, have value. That the skills we have developed as makers have value. And that we deserve to be paid accordingly.
The second foray is that I’m speaking about this at the BadAss Quilters Society Gala this weekend at Quilt Market. There will be video. Wish me luck and good hair.
And then we’ll see where this goes next. I’m looking forward to becoming the poster child for this movement, and I’m hoping that you’ll all come along for the ride with me.
Shoot me a comment about this – I’ll pick a couple of winners after market, and send you a 5 pack of the “we are $ew worth it” buttons… one for you and some to share!