In This Issue
November 2013, Issue 114
- Little retail life lessons
- Pros, cons and how-tis of offering PDF patterns
- Rewarding loyalty
- Coming together in Houston
- International Quilt Market Fabric Preview
- 10 Ways to show customer appreciation
- The niftiest of notions
- User error, it’s all in the context
This issue mailed October 11, 2013
Our Shining Star
Here’s the perfect gift for a bright, shiny new baby, star of the soccer team or spelling bee or a budding musician! There’s bound to be a star under every roof, don’t you think? Maybe “Our Shining Star” can be the guiding light for a special friend, a light in the window for the holidays or a sweet blessing on a new marriage or home. For any purpose, our big, bold star will make a big, bold statement!
Free-to-use Pattern CD Volume 2
American Quilt Retailer’s FREE-to-Use pattern CD Volume 2 includes 35 of our most popular patterns from Issues 81 through 112 in convenient-to-use PDF format. Each pattern is an individual file, allowing you to print as many copies as you need. You’ll get our wildly popular “Waste Knot,” “The Curated Collection,” “French Bread,” “Holy Snowballs,” and dozens of more great designs.
The Answer Book II
The Answer Book II is proving to be as popular as The Answer Book was four years ago! The Answer Book II picks up where Jim’s first book ended. With great answers from American Quilt Retailer’s “Just Ask Jim” columns from issues 78 to 99, you are sure to find Jim’s insight and advice helpful in your retail business. Our industry continues to change and there is no one more knowledgeable about how to stay profitable in this business than Jim Salinas.
What’s Up With Cotton?
If you are wondering what is behind the increase in the retail prices of your quilting cottons, American Quilt Retailer columnist Jim Salinas helps you understand the situation.