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Are Faith Based Patterns Popular In Quilt Shops?

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Have you ever wondered if it would be a good idea to carry faith-based patterns in your quilt store? Contessa has a little research to share with you.

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Are Faith Based Patterns Popular In Quilt Shops?

Have you ever wondered if it would be a good idea to carry faith-based patterns in your quilt store? Contessa has a little research to share with you.

Are Faith Based Patterns Popular In Quilt Shops?

 

Quilting Contessa has designed a few faith-based patterns and wondered if they would be well received by store owners or if they would be reluctant to carry patterns of this type for fear of alienating those of other faiths. In order to see what store owners thought, Contessa took her patterns around to local quilt shops as well as those in areas where she travelled for work or pleasure over the last few years. To say that she received mixed results would be an understatement! At some stores the patterns were passed over like a hot potato and the shop owners said that they would not carry anything that represented any faiths because they were scared of the reactions that their customers may have and that they could not afford to alienate anyone. At other shops Contessa was asked if she had any more faith-based patterns or if she would be willing to design ones for other faiths also because the shop owner was having a difficult time finding ones that represented faith of any kind.

Cross Me Knot

 

So, Contessa took to Facebook to put out a poll to a group of over 11,000 quilters posing the question: "Are you happy to see items of faith (any faith) offered in your local quilt shop?". Would you believe that there was not one single comment from this group that was anything but favorable. In fact, the quilters polled said they would be very happy to see more faith-based patterns in their local quilt shops while others said they would be happy if their store carried even one! So, quilt shop owners, do not fear carrying faith-based patterns in your store, the quilters have spoken and they want to see this type of pattern. If you are still concerned that you may alienate someone, work hard to find patterns that represent more than one faith so that you may reach out to all of your customers in this way.

The bottom line is, the quilters have spoken – there is no reason to shy away from having religious patterns in stock in your store.

 

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