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    I'm pretty sure this survey didn't account for what we all spend on our travels to shops, shows and retreats, on meals, hotels, gas or group bus trip tickets etc ... not to mention the sales of merchandise between individuals, plus online and via forums such as this one ... I'm sure there is a LOT more $$$ spent than even the 3.6 Billion :)

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    I know I definitely spend more on quilting than golfing and gardening. think I'll start tracking how much I spend (not counting my new Tin Lizzie)

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    Let's start bombarding HGTV with request for quilting shows, maybe they will listen to us. Does anyone have a name of someone in the main office for HGTV for us to start sending letters and emails?

    Ruby the Quilter

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaInVirginia
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower
    If I got the right number of zeros, I think that's just over $171 per quilter per year. Somebody check my math! I've spent that already this year I think, or come close.
    You are correct. I want to know who isn't pulling their weight because I sure spend more than that a year. lol
    Me tooo-waaaay more in a year than that.....

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    That's what I figured, too. Think we must spend way more than that! Ramona

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    $3.6 billion ... I need to get busy and do my share.

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    I did my part today when I spent over $30 for backing fabric!!

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    Who would of ever guessed?

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    Walmart needs to see that and re-think removing all the fabric depts. from thier stores.

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    ahhhh.... thanks for that!

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    21million that they know of, we all know people (men, liberated professional women, kids, teenages, people in their early twenties) who quilt but don't want anyone to know or think they won't be able to get into shows do to their age. As for amount spent that can't be right we all spend more than that. Maybe we spend that on quilting thread. We should form a union, we could run the world.

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    That's right, it works out to $171.43 per quilter. Some of you are NOT pulling your weight because I am paying way more than that every year. Come on y'all, loosen those purse strings!
    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    The Wall Street Journal reports that there are 21million quilters who spend 3.6 BILLION a year.
    That doesn't make sense. Wouldn't that be $171 per year? per person? Can't be right.

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    Never knew it was that big a number. Wow.

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    Holy Moly, I am into it for far too much this year. It has been a huge year for replacing a lot of my stash I sold in Alaska before the move though

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    I know I'm more than holding up my end, how about you guys?

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    SHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    don't tell our DH's.

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    I probably spent half that last month LOL we have to keep our favorite stores in business or we won't be able to have any fun.

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    I probably spent half that last month$ 171.00 for a whole year would be impossible for me LOL. We have to keep our favorite stores in business or we won't be able to have any fun.

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    lol wow..glad to know i am helping people keep a job =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    The Wall Street Journal reports that there are 21million quilters who spend 3.6 BILLION a year.

    Is that just in America?

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    what a force we could be if we "organized"! but i suspect we are too busy quilting...

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    We are our own small country!

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    And I am spending my fair share

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    Someone needs to let WalMart know how much they are loosing for not having bolt fabric in their stores anymore...LOL

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    Cool!

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