Monday, January 26, 2009

"Save Handmade" Quilt

I hope everyone is familiar with the CPSIA (Comsumer Product Safety Improvement Act).
It was discussed in an Etsy thread today. I dont think there is enough coverage or concern about this in the media. I really dont know why, this is a very serious issue that affect many people. Even if you dont make toys or children's clothes, I think you will find that it will affect your life all the same. I think everyone on Etsy should do something to speak out by contacting congress or the like. Please read the thread and join us if you like in making a quilt. I'm not really a quilter but I have successfully completed one quilt. you can see it in the archives of this blog. I think I can manage one 10 x 10 block. What I would like to see with this quilt is flickr exposure, Utube video and major media contact. Oprah, Martha Stewart, Ellen etc..If you have something unusual like a huge quilt and large group of zealous artists and crafters it should be topical enough to gain interest in some media venue. Also join in on Wednesday for a blog event seen here. OK I just sent a little note to Oprah . Why don't you do the same?


Winklepots said...

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about this poorly written law (CPSIA). It affects us all. Here's hoping it's amended soon to minimize the damage being done. I agree, not enough media coverage is being done.

tarabu said...

Every little voice helps (although I still haven't heard back from my congresslady!)