Did you Know…

It is estimated that the total dollar value of the Quilting Industry is $3.58 Billion, according to the Quilting in America 2010 Survey.  And, the number of quilters in the US now exceeds 21 million.  That’s a lot of quilter’s spending a lot of money each year!   The average quilter is a 62 year old female.  Well, I fit half the profile…I’m female but I am definitely not 62 years old.  My husband always says I act old so I’m not going to share that info with him!  He will surely find a way to tease me.  I have to wonder if that trend will start to change.  I believe we are seeing an influx of younger quilters.  And, the fabric manufacturers are introducing more contemporary fabrics all the time.  These fabrics tend to appeal to the younger generation of quilters.  I just thought I would share a few tidbits of quilty information.

2 thoughts on “Did you Know…”

  1. WOW! Interesting facts! I too, only fit half of the average quilter stats. I am also definitely NOT 62 years young. I have nearly 2 decades to go to get to that.

  2. I started quilting when I was 38. I’m now 57 and going strong. I really like the new modern fabric, but am afraid to buy it. I don’t know why. I did actually buy some wild fabric and made a great quilt but I am a Civil War buff and would rather use that fabric. I find bold colors in Civil war fabric and my quilts are gorgeous.

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