Quilts, Inc. (the company that does Quilt Festivals in Houston, Long Beach, and – next year – Cincinnati, as well as two Quilt Markets annually) and Quilters Newsletter magazine has just released data about the quilting industry from its Quilting In America 2010 research study. The extensive, detailed report will be available sometime in August.
What did the research find?
- 14 percent of U.S. households (16.38 million households) have at least one quilter. That’s about 21 million total quilters in the U.S.!
- Each quilting household spent an average of $219 in 2010. That’s 27 percent more than in 2006.
- The estimated total dollar value of the quilting industry is $3.58 billion.
- The “dedicated quilters” group (those who spend more than $600 per year on quilting-related items) reported spending $2.5 billion on their hobby in 2010.
For more information, you can download this PDF that recaps the research’s basic findings.
The research was conducted by TNS Global, Inc., and DP Research Solutions.