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Old 10-27-2014, 01:37 PM
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http://www.quilts.com/announcements/...QIA_survey.pdf
I guess we are doing our part to support the economy
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:47 PM
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I'm pretty close in some aspects. Not so much others.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:25 PM
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I agree with just about all of the demographics except one - age. I am only 53 but I have been 'retired' for over 15 years, so I guess it works out that way. Neat information though.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:24 PM
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Kind of interesting isn't it? But shocking to see the dollars involved on an individual basis!
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:45 PM
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I fit the profile almost exactly, except the average age is more than a decade older than me. I would have called myself obsessive instead of dedicated, but that's just me.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:03 AM
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lol,way too dedicated but my income is no where near their average.I can not image having the income that they call average-oh my the stash would grow big time then.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:43 AM
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If there are so many quilter's in America, why is it that so many quilt shops are closing?
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading the article and was amazed at the results. I am a dedicated quilter but am only 48 and do not earn anywhere close to what they present.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:17 PM
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I pretty much fit the bill but not in all aspects. I think online shopping is putting a lot of LQS out of business. imho
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:21 PM
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Sort of?

I took up quilting for two reasons. With my fibromyalgia/arthritis, there wasn't too much else I could do without setting off pain, plus I wanted to keep my brain active with something that was truly hard for me mentally - geometry. Happily, my geometric abilities are somewhat improved, so perhaps my brain really is getting a work out from quilting!

Both of those reasons were good enough to try quilting, but the creativity quilting unleashed is addictive!

I have spent $$ on quilting tools, but I don't think I'm too close to the average. I have a lot of fabric - way too much - and I often think that I quilt so I can buy fabric, instead of buying fabric so I can quilt. I've always loved textiles, just didn't realize how much until I started quilting.

However, when I start to feel like I can't go a day without sewing, I purposely don't sew for about a week. Otherwise, I would be, as one of my Drs, once said, "...either obsessively compulsing or compulsively obsessing." And that Dr wasn't even a shrink!

A side benefit of quilting (for me) is that I have lost my tendency to perfectionism, at least with regard to quilting! If every quilt I made had to be perfect, then none of my quilts would ever have been completed!

PS: My perfectionistic tendencies do not extend to house work!
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