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Thread: Are you a dedicated quilter?

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    Ran across this article this morning while having coffee!!!

    http://www.quiltersvillage.com/conte...erica-2010.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Ran across this article this morning while having coffee!!!

    http://www.quiltersvillage.com/conte...erica-2010.pdf


    sewcrafty - That is amazing - When I first read the title and your post, I said to myself - -that not me!! ROFL - Guess I was wrong!!

    The little fact that they found that only 6.2% generate well over half the purchases make me wonder where all that fabric is being stored!! lol

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    interesting. on the other hand ...

    "dedication" to the art is measured by how much we spend? that's downright insulting. not to mention elitiste and unfair.

    dedicated quilter IMNSHO (In My Not So Humble Opinion): one who will find a way to quilt - without busting the family budget - no matter how high or low the family income is.

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    Guess I'm dedicated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ

    "dedication" to the art is measured by how much we spend? that's downright insulting. not to mention elitiste and unfair.

    dedicated quilter IMNSHO (In My Not So Humble Opinion): one who will find a way to quilt - without busting the family budget - no matter how high or low the family income is.
    Love it!

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    Maybe WalMart should look at these #s and expand and improve their sewing dept. instead of getting rid of them. It is getting harder to find decent supplies and fabric at a reasonable price.

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    well according to that there is NO way I'm a dedicated quilter. I guess the fact that I am absolutely in love with quilting and spend every spare moment I can doing it, that I dream of quilts, and that it is the most fulfilling hobby I've ever had doesn't count for much.....only if I spend big $$ are you dedicated.

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    Sounds like reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Ran across this article this morning while having coffee!!!

    http://www.quiltersvillage.com/conte...erica-2010.pdf


    sewcrafty - That is amazing - When I first read the title and your post, I said to myself - -that not me!! ROFL - Guess I was wrong!!



    The little fact that they found that only 6.2% generate well over half the purchases make me wonder where all that fabric is being stored!! lol
    My husband will tell you it's stored in my sewing room. However, I don't think ALL of it is. I guess I'm a dedicated quilter too, although I don't think the $$ we spend determines that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    Maybe WalMart should look at these #s and expand and improve their sewing dept. instead of getting rid of them. It is getting harder to find decent supplies and fabric at a reasonable price.
    Purchasing fabric on line is the way to go. Many on line sources offer wonderful fabrics in the $3 to $4 per s/y price range and they are LQS quality. Whittles Fabrics, Thousands of Bolts, Fabric Depot are just 3 that come to mind.

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    I guess dedicated. After closing my quilt store I have 1000 bolts of fabric allllll overrrrrr the house.

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    I think dedicated is more about the amount of time you are willing to spend, not the amount of money you can afford to spend. The facts quoted, as far as percentage of households, etc. would seem to refute the "dying art" idea, if you take into account that there are a lot of quilters out there who don't fall into their amt spent range. Seems quilting is alive and well and living all over the world! Just check our board locations.

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    I think they just picked the wrong word to describe what they're calling "dedicated." We all know you can be dedicated and be pretty thrifty too.

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    I guess I'm dedicated, but not by their #'s.

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    I gues I'm dedicated as well, though a little bit younger and of course, not everything matches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Ran across this article this morning while having coffee!!!

    http://www.quiltersvillage.com/conte...erica-2010.pdf
    I dunno if I'm "dedicated" so much as I am "addicted" and feeding ANY addiction can be costly ... hmmmm ... so does that make me deciated by addiction then? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    Maybe WalMart should look at these #s and expand and improve their sewing dept. instead of getting rid of them. It is getting harder to find decent supplies and fabric at a reasonable price.
    Hear! Hear! Blew my world apart when they took their sewing centers out! DANG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reach for the stars 2
    I guess dedicated. After closing my quilt store I have 1000 bolts of fabric allllll overrrrrr the house.
    More to envy you about!

    :mrgreen:

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    Not yet but getting there!!!

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    NO WAY!!!!

    It says only 2 hours per week on quilting websites. If this isn't considered a quilting website then maybe.

    I found this very interesting. Thanks for the link.

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    oh my that is alot of fabric!

    Quote Originally Posted by reach for the stars 2
    I guess dedicated. After closing my quilt store I have 1000 bolts of fabric allllll overrrrrr the house.

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    I just wanna know what kind of thread their using... I can't find thread for $3.40 a spool... well, at least not thread I like.

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    I guess I'm not allowed to be dedicated! I'm not anywhere near 62! :)

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    Keep in mind this study was done for Quilt Market, and it's all about the retail side of quilting supplies buying and selling. This wasn't a "how do you feel about your hobby" study.

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    Seems like a good way to turn off a lot of 'dedicated' quilters to the organization that commissioned the study. I have spent the requisite $600 this year, but that is because I'm getting started and bought a new-to-me sewing machine this year. Doubt I'll hit that again any time soon. On all their other "average" qualities, I'm a big outlier - probably 2-3 standard deviations from the mean...

    Rest assured, dedication to a craft is certainly not measured by funds expended alone.

    Cheers, K

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