Submitted by Dianne McD.
I got Robin Long’s newsletter last week. She’s the owner of Robin Ruth Designs and the creator of those very fun Fat and Skinny Robin rulers.
She had just returned from the International Quilt Festival where she had a vendor booth. Besides telling us about all the fun she had at the show, she shared a link to the results of a survey taken to forecast the state of the quilting industry. I generally don’t give a hoot about surveys (or polls, for that matter), but I found these results kind of interesting.
According to the small print, the survey was funded by Premier Needle Arts and over 1 million people were invited to participate. 26,000 responded with 92% being from the United State, 6% from Canada, and 2% from other countries. You can click the button below to read about what was gleaned from the survey. The article is well designed, only three pages long, and VERY easy to read.
While this survey is meant for those who work in the quilting industry, I still found some of the information enlightening while not completely surprising. I’d love to know what you think about their findings. Tell us in the comments section below.
I’ll start. The article describes quilters by beginning with the words “She is:” That bugs me. Because there are many talented gentlemen who also quilt and have brought great talent and diversity to the quilting world. Perhaps “They are:” would have been a better choice.
But that’s a minor gripe. The rest of the article is well worth your time.Click to Read the Survey Results