Got the latest Quiltmania mag. today. In it there is an article on the Houston International Quilt festival which quotes from the 2010 Quilting in America survey and says that there are 21.3 million Americans "playing with bits of fabric" and that in 2009 they spent 3600 million dollars on fabrics, books, sewing machines and notions!
Here comes the stinger: "This is much, much more than their golfing, hunting and fishing partners spend put together"
I always thought that his hobby (photography/vintage cameras) was more expensive than mine. I will have to find another justification LOL