Yesterday I published a post on tracking expenses. I’ve never kept track of my quilting costs before, but I’ve decided to try it in 2015.
I referenced a survey by Quilts, Inc. that defines a “dedicated” quilter as one who spends at least $500 a year on quilting. My blog friend Yanic rightly pointed out that money spent isn’t necessarily a good indicator of dedication.
Perhaps time spent is a better measure “dedication.” How much time one quilt takes is not very important to this issue. Getting from one end of a project to the other is, I suppose. Or maybe not… Another interesting subject for another day… Can you be a dedicated quilter if you don’t finish projects?
But if you call yourself a quilter (do you??), is it because you have made a couple of quilts? Because you make a dozen quilts a year? Because you spend many hours a week on projects? Because you spend money on fabrics or notions or classes? Because you think like a quilter relative to the interaction of fabric and design?
Do you think of yourself as a quilter? Are you a dedicated quilter? What does that mean to you? I’d love to hear about it in comments.