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July 2014, Issue 118  — Shop Profile: Modern Domestic; Spring Quilt Market Review; Collaborating with Quilt Guilds; Make your next event a success; Using trunk shows to increase sales; Email Marketing 101; Bees & Swaps;How & why to schedule Facebook posts; Building your community with Instagram; Rising to the Hoffman Challenge; Class ideas with modern appeal; Plays well with others; Snippets: Industry news and events; Product Reviews

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May 2014, Issue 117  — Kizer and Bender — Keeping Customers Close; Teaching a New Generation of Quilters; Inventory Ideas for the Modern Quilter; Charming Opportunities; Summer Sewing Pattern Round-up; Great Expectations — Cotton + Steel; The Sky's the Limit — Digital Fabric Printing; Home Grown. Home Sewn. — American Made Brand; Getting into Improv; Designer Spotlight: Kate Spain; Spring Quilt Market Fabric Preview; Giving and Getting Good Advice

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March 2014, Issue 116  — The Quilt Shop Owner's Ten Commandments; The CHA's Winter Mega Show Report; Kizer & Bender: How to Find Hidden Money in your Store; Get Crafty with Crossover!; Connecting with the Modern Quilt Guild; We are Makers; Your Shop's Internet Footprint — Business Blogging; Kizer & Bender: Music Matters; Facebook for Business; Show Me the Money!


January 2014, Issue 115  — Strong solid basics!; Kizer and Bender — Taking control of inventory; Crafting events for your crafting customers; Slower, fewer, better; So many solids, so little shelf space; What’s the difference?; The joys & challenges of selling sewing machines; Goal-setting


November 2013, Issue 114  — Little retail life lessons; Pros, cons and how-tos 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


September 2013, Issue 113  — Mission Statements; Quilt Market priorities and efficiency; CHA's new emphasis: Sewing!; Create a "Wow!" shopping environment; Shopping with Kizer & Bender in Vegas; Kizer & Bender — We're all in this together!; Signage with flair; Are you happy where you are?


July 2013, Issue 112  — Lifestyle sewing; Seeing what's new at Quilt Market; The future of retailing; Are you taking your business seriously?; Kizer & Bender — Merchandising beyond the expected; Display without distractions; Ten ways to get customers in the door; On the runway


May 2013, Issue 111  — Spring Quilt Market preview; Employee relations; The value of staff meetings; First impressions; Celebrate the season; Christmas in July; Business Profile -- JEllen's House of Fabric; Reaching shared goals

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March 2013, Issue 110  — The power of PR; Creating original content; Celebrating Father's Day; Abundance of activity online; QuiltCon Wrap-up; Business profile -- My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe; Regain control; Accomplishments beyond the obvious

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January 2013, Issue 109  — Tell a color story like our wintery cover look, Fall Quilt Market Review, Increase your shelf-esteem, Peeking past the windows Craftsy — opportunity to grow, Change your overhead into daily profits, Retail health: Happier times in 2013?


October 2012, Issue 108  — Be a curator and curate your own unique inventory unlike any other; If you knew what was going to happen in the retail world tomorrow, what would you do differently today?; Happy, whacky holidays to celebrate all year; Read about The Gathering Place in Rupert, Idaho — a shop with a long history; Silver and gold: Reach new and existing customers with your social media; Make your shop home for the holidays; More thoughts and ideas on the modern quilting movement; Machine embroidery mania


September 2012, Issue 107  — Crafting in France with French General; Woad & shibori dyeing — offer something different; Pre-holiday homework to do now!; Be someone's mentor — giving from your experience; A day in the social life — business potential!; Vending at quilt shows — how to make it a success; Lasting impressions — even in the restroom!; Words of advice from Jean Wells


July 2012, Issue 106  — The modern quilt movement; Work on your store!; Crafting a plan for successful events; Attract the modern quilter; Market review: Modernicity in quilting; Get in motion!; Think your growth is maxed out?; Mobile and wireless solutions for quilt fabric retailers; One the class begins; Baby steps make small work of big tasks


May 2012, Issue 105  — May 2012, Issue 105 — From all sides: the pleasure of figuring it out; Hexagons to go!; Product Reviews; Habit-forming hexagons; Snippets — Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: Five big ideas to keep customers close; Social life — Instagram: The newest tool in your social media arsenal; Business profile — The Needle Shop; Reproductions: History continues to repeat itself; Make it Happen — Online connections bring people together; Make ‘em stare — How do you measure up?; Mini-Boot Camp — Be a “daydream” believer: Here’s what works; Preparation and organization: a lesson plan; Men in store!; Are you an asset or liability to your business? Totally Off-Grain: The cranky business of expectations; FREE-to-use pattern: “The Go and Sew Mini”

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March 2012, Issue 104  — Easy plans for spring and summer; Product Reviews; Snippets — Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: Maximize customer care; Social life — Pinterest: The next big thing!; Business profile — Hen & Chicks Studio; Make it Happen — Itty bitty event ideas with big impact; Make ‘em stare — No more hide-and-seek; Mini-Boot Camp — Block of the month programs: Here’s what works; Networking — The value of teamwork, friends and relationships; Craft industry news of growth; Totally Off-Grain: The right stuff every which way is okay; FREE-to-use pattern: “The Pretty Pinkeeper”

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January 2012, Issue 103  — Boys to men: Sewing for the guys in our lives; Product Reviews; Count ‘em! Back to six issues!; Snippets — Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: New year, new attitude!; Make it Happen — Using online content inside your store; Fall International Quilt Market Review; Mini-Boot Camp — Why advertise? Because it works!; Networking — Random encounters; How do you want your 2012 to look?; Totally Off-Grain: Free to move forward; FREE-to-use pattern: “Everest the Elephant”

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November 2012, Issue 102  — Coming soon to a computer near you!; Product Reviews; Snippets — Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: Customer service training tips; Make it Happen — Burning the event candle at both ends; Social life: Communicate your expectations with a social media policy; Business profile: The Creation Station; Mini-Boot Camp — Quilt Market: Plan your work and work your plan; Networking — Perspective from an art quilter wannabe; How the magic happens; Ups, downs and investment foresight; Advertisers’ Schoolhouse sessions; Totally Off-Grain: Make your need known and close the door; FREE-to-use pattern: “The No-Sew Cone”

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September 2011, Issue 101  — Hands-on textile fun in France; Product Reviews; Sojourners were we...; Snippets — Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Trying to figure it out: What’s really working for you?; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: 15 event ideas to spin the doors; Social life: Five cool tools for managing your social media marketing; Make it Happen — It’s all in the trunk — just waiting to be seen!; Mini-Boot Camp — How to handle negative feedback; Networking — Darlene Zimmerman; Holding things up; Totally Off-Grain: Steal a few moments to gain perspective; FREE-to-use pattern: “French Bread”

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July 2011, Issue 100  — Issue 100!; Snippets; Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: Listen to your customers; Social Life: Get the most from your Facebook fan page; “Wow it”; Create atmosphere and dynamic visual displays; Spring International Quilt Market review; Make it Happen; It is possible to make your own magic; Networking; Who do you know?; Stabilizers 101; Totally Off-Grain: Good bosses can still have fun; FREE-to-use pattern: “Petit Point!”

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May 2011, Issue 99  — Celebrating almost 100 issues!; A few words from our charter subscribers; Product Reviews; Snippets: Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: Make a good first impression; “Wow-it!” — Create atmosphere and dynamic visual displays; Business profile: Sweet Home Quilt Company; Make it Happen — Celebrate milestones with style; Mini-boot camp: Profit 101: the most basic principle; Networking — Sara Trail; Straight from the Hip: There is a market for a variety of styles; Gift market; Patriotic spirit abounds; American Quilt Retailer advertisers’ Schoolhouse sessions; Totally Off-Grain: Complete or “almost” perfectionist?; FREE-to-use pattern: “Beaucoup!”

March 2011, Issue 98  — Create atmosphere and dynamic visual displays; Snippets: Small bits of information; Just Ask Jim, Jim Salinas; Experts speak: Kizer and Bender: Fix the problem and the customer; Make it Happen — Evaluating the “squeal” factor; Business profile: In Between Stitches; Straight from the Hip: More evidence for branching out; Mini-boot camp: BOMs: The good, the bad and the ugly; Networking — Heather Bailey; Roseann’s winners from CHA; Totally exposed: Avenues for gaining business exposure; Totally Off-Grain: Let go of what always worked; FREE-to-use pattern: “Season’s Star”

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September 2008, Issue 83  —