I agree. I came up on a bus from California with 46 quilters and we stopped at 6 Oregon quilt shops on our way to the quilt show. When we returned to the bus after each of those 6 shops, we passed the clipboard and each wrote down how much we spent there. When we totaled it all up -- 6 quilt shops plus the Sisters Quilt Show -- we spent $17,044.00! With the economy the way it is, I'm sure they did just fine!