Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Who knew there were so many obsessed quilters?

I have finished my two quilts and don't plan to start another one until I need to do some more self-medicating. Hannah's working on her first. I thought she'd enjoy seeing these statistics.

The Quilting in America 2010 survey of 20,000 households in 2010 found:
  • 14% of US households (16.38 million) are home to at least once active quilter.
  • Total quilters in the US now exceeds 21 million
  • Estimated total dollar value of the quilting industry: $3.58 billion

2,500 "Dedicated Quilters" (households that spend more than $600 per year on quilting-related purchases) were also questioned in depth. It turns out they
  • Spend on average $2442 per year on quilting
  • Own $3677 worth of fabric
  • Own an average of 2.7 sewing machines (25% own more than 4 machines)
  • Have, in the past 12 months, each purchased an average of 93.6 yards of fabric
  • Spend an average 2 hours per week on quilting websites.

According to this 2010 survey, despite the recession quilters' spending has increased by 9% since the release of the 2006 survey results.


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