My mate, Bobby La,
Just sold her quilt
Ofcourse, the buyer totally got a bargain. This is a hand-stitched Quilt to End All Quilts, that took some serious life-blood to make, and I don't doubt for a moment that it will hang in a major museum one day.
It's an extraordinary, (and, I suspect, unprecedented) price to receive for a craft item in Australia.
Must be some kind of record.
So why aren't the media onto it?
Anyone who has ever been refused exhibition space on the grounds that their work is 'too crafty' (read: not art), should take this sale as a personal triumph of Good over the Forces of Evil.
That said, please, tell everyone you know.
Shout it from the rooftops.
Use your media connections.
Twitter it, Facebook it.
Get your people to ring our people.
Get on the phone and tell your Mum.
If there's one thing crafters know how to do, surely...
Because this is a victory for all of us.
And if Bobby's quilt isn't in a the Arts Section of a major newspaper by the end of the week....
I'm defriending the lot of you.