American Quilt Retailer is the quilting industry's premier trade magazine.  For over 20 years, thousands of independent quilt shop owners have depended on our publication for the information and resources they need to improve their businesses.

With a reputation for integrity, as well as a network of respected advertising partners, American Quilt Retailer delivers accurate and unbiased editorial content on the latest product updates, industry news, and business tools, to help quilt shop owners thrive in the global retail world! Read More...
In This Issue
August 2016, Issue 130
  • The Art of Welcoming: Grab your customer from the first hello
  • Create Your Dream Team: Six steps to creating your ideal shop staff
  • Understand the generational differences of your customers
  • Promote Your Value, Not Price: Keep your customers coming back for added value.
  • Hot Picks: Showcasing new patterns, tools, and products
  • Quilt Shop Focus: QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon
  • Book Nook
  • Designer 15: Meet Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Material Matters: New fabrics for 2016
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: My California Seasons by Pam Vieira-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning

This issue mailed August 11, 2016

My California Seasons
Free-to-Use Pattern
My California Seasons
Our Free-to-Use pattern in this issue was designed by pattern designer Pam Vieira-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning.
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Retail Aids
Free-to-use Pattern CD Volume 2American 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.
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The Answer Book II

The Answer Book II is proving to be as popular as The Answer Book was several 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. » Retail Aids