About Us


Since 1994, thousands of independent quilt shop owners have looked to American Quilt Retailer for information and resources to improve their businesses. Each issue contains vital content on basic retailing concepts, industry trends, product information, business profiles, and display ideas, along with a FREE pattern they can use in their stores.

In 2014 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary, a testament to the integrity, dedication, and quality our publication contributes to the quilting industry. We're dedicated to continuing our tradition of excellence in providing editorial content that expands the knowledge and capability of quilt shop owners.

With a network of respected advertising partners, American Quilt Retailer delivers accurate and unbiased editorial content on up-to-date product information and industry news that our readers have been relying on for over 20 years! Meet our staff below.
Heidi Kaisand
Heidi Kaisand, Publisher and Editor
641-751-3395
Heidi@AmericanQuiltRetailer.com

Jill Abeloe Mead
Jill Abeloe Mead, Editor
Jill@AmericanQuiltRetailer.com





Kitty Jacobson, Advertising Director
515-720-9560
Kitty@AmericanQuiltRetailer.com


Dodi Reilly, Advertising Manager
973-214-5047
ads@AmericanQuiltRetailer.com


Nancy Dietz, Copy Editor
Kristin Cleveland
Kristin Cleveland, Art Director
Kristin@AmericanQuiltRetailer.com


Elizabeth Tisinger Beese
Elizabeth Tisinger Beese, Web Editor
Elizabeth@AmericanQuiltRetailer




The following is a list of some of the industry professionals who have contributed to the content of American Quilt Retailer.  If you would like to work with us or have editorial ideas for a future issue please reach out to Heidi. She would love to discuss the possibilities with you.

Contributors

Kimberly Carlson
consultkimberly.wordpress.com


Kimberly Carlson has been a professional freelance writer for over 12 years. Her books and articles have appeared in parenting, financial, educational and trade magazines and forums. She enjoys crafting and DIY projects with her kids, traveling and expanding her horizons.


Linda Griepentrog
gwizdesigns@aol.com

Linda Griepentrog is the owner of G Wiz Creative Services and enjoys writing, editing, designing, and lots of other sewing fun.

Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender
info@kizerandbender.com
www.kizerandbender.com

Professional speakers, retail strategists, authors and consultants, Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender are nationally recognized experts on customer diversity, marketing and promotion and everything that affects and interacts with consumers in the retail environment.

Roseann Kermes
roseann@rosebuds-cottage.com
www.rosebuds-cottage.com

Roseann Meehan Kermes is the owner of Rosebud’s Cottage. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Craft and Hobby Association, as well as the Fabric Arts Council for CHA.