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Thread: We are 21 million

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    171.43 per quilter. Last week I spent $300 on batiks, yesterday I spent $110 for backing and red and blue fabric for soldiers. The end of February I spent $140 on batiks for my Dresden plate quilt. And at the beginning of January another $140 on holiday fabric. That $560 so far this year, I'm way over my share.

    That's not including the $300 the day after thanksgiving. When is the QA (quilters annymous) meeting. Oh well, just one stitch at a time.
    The meetings were cancelled since all the quilters were either busy sewing or shopping for fabric. lol.

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    WOW Thats a lot of quilters

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    I don't know one quilter that spends less then $200 a year on quilting/sewing. How is that possible? LOL

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    I do my part...

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    Wow

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    Great article about quilting and knitting trucker!!!
    Love the thought of 6 ft. 250 lb. guys knitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paisleyc
    Great article about quilting and knitting trucker!!!
    Love the thought of 6 ft. 250 lb. guys knitting.
    shade of Rosie Greer and his needlepoint in the '70's

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    $171 a year, come on. I sneak that much out of the grocery budget.

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    I laugh at that figure of $171 per quilter per year. I do that 3 or for times a year on batting alone. Maybe the figure was intended to show a monthly average.
    Or is this figure wrong because of all the creative ways we fabric addicts have found to hide our recent purchases of stash, gadgets, and quilting necessities!!!! ;-) wink
    Guess it doesn't really matter when you realize - we are helping to get the economy back on track. I'm proud to admit I'm an overage investor!
    There has that for justification.

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    I'm wondering how they came up with these figures. Nobody talked to me!!

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    Now I think we are way under appreciated in the world economy! The government should be seeking us out for recognition in doing our part to stimulate our economy! I knew this was a "stimulating" hobby! Wait, not hobby--lifestyle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaLola
    Now I think we are way under appreciated in the world economy! The government should be seeking us out for recognition in doing our part to stimulate our economy! I knew this was a "stimulating" hobby! Wait, not hobby--lifestyle!
    ON another note, maybe the government shouldn't know about us; they may tax the h___ out of LQS owners.

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    Good thing some of us are taking up the slack for those of you stashbusters.
    I just wish that HGTV and DIY would get the message and research putting something on tv besides house shopping.

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    Thanks to all of you who are helping the average. I'm afraid I am part of the reason it is low. Wish I could help raise the amount. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassnquilts
    Good thing some of us are taking up the slack for those of you stashbusters.
    I just wish that HGTV and DIY would get the message and research putting something on tv besides house shopping.
    I so agree! I thought DIY was developed for crafters and hobbyists. When it first came on, there were craft shows, jewelry shows, reruns of Carol Duvall (sure do miss that woman). Now its just home renovations, landscapes, and house buying and selling. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosquitosewgirl
    Holy Cow, Batman!
    Holy Bat, Cowman! :lol:

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    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.
    I spent that on one order!! Don't know how many more orders
    I've purchased...Yikes!

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    Wow. I can and do spend that much on each trip to the LQS. When you think about it, $172 per year is not much considering the prices we now pay. Plus we have to have thread, needles, etc to do our passion with. If Wal Mart doesn't want our money, perhaps Target or KMart should look into it. $$$$$$ for them. When HGTV took Simply Quilts off the air, I e-mailed them and nicely, but heavily complained about it. Not a word back from them. I don't watch HGTV anymore. Somehow we need to roar louder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassnquilts
    Good thing some of us are taking up the slack for those of you stashbusters.
    I just wish that HGTV and DIY would get the message and research putting something on tv besides house shopping.
    So do I and where are all those young people getting the money for $300,000+ houses? And then have to go in and update them? I must be living in the dark ages!!

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