Saturday, September 22, 2012

US quilting industry continues to grow

US research from 2010 shows the industry has grown 27% since 2006 reaching $US3.58 billion.  While the number of quilters has declined, the 'hard-core' quilting fraternity is spending more, and 14% of US households are home to a dedicated quilter.  Batiks are popular, with patterns for batik designs being chosen by 2/3 of US quilters - a trend Kathy noted during her visit to Houston last year.   To read more, click here

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