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Latest Issue:

Invest in your business! In the latest issue of American Quilt Retailer, learn the art of pivoting, how to create balance between your life and business stresses, trying new ways to connect through quarantine, how to learn more through your network, apply big business strategies to your shop, and more! Learn More > > >

SPECIAL FEATURE: Responding to Covid19

How should local quilt shops respond to the coronavirus pandemic? In solidarity.
AQR is assembling a collection of articles, conversations, and advice to keep you informed and inspired with advice and discussion from industry leaders and experts. Click here to read more.

Free Resources for your Shop

Featured Article:

Taking the Mystery Out of MarkdownsJust because you fell in love with that fabric when you saw it at Quilt Market doesn’t guarantee it will sell once it hits your sales floor! And when it doesn’t, you need a plan to get rid of it so you can buy fabric that will sell. AQR Business Experts Kizer and Bender share how to move merchandise that isn’t selling.

Explore More Content

• 2020 Prep
• Taking The Mystery Out of Markdowns
• The Path to Emptying Your Inbox
• Social Marketing for the Holiday Season
• Visual Merchandising for the Holidays
• Meet Artist and Fabric Designer Stephen Wilson
• Open for Business: Quilt shop tours
AQR‘s Business Experts
• Free resources for your shop

New! Fall 2019 Quilt Market Recap

2019 Fall Quilt Market Recap - Digital - American Quilt RetailerYou’re going to want to download this FREE issue. The editors of American Quilt Retailer have pulled together photos, videos and hand-outs of just a few of the exciting things we saw at the Fall 2019 Quilt Market.

CLICK HERE to Download the FREE Digital Quilt Market Recap Issue

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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! Learn More About AQR…