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AQR Academy – Fall 2021

“Smarketing”: September 2, 2021

Learn how to influence the interaction whether it takes place face to face, on the telephone or in an email transaction. Transform your business and solidify loyal customers. 9:00 am to 3:30 pm CST.

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Latest Issue:

The June issue is full of ideas and information to help you make more money by taking a closer look at the cost of running your business. Plus, find the best of today’s trends and hot picks, how to up your display game with Kizer & Bender, take a fresh look at areas of your business, and a friendly reminder that investing in yourself is *also an investment in your business. We hope you enjoy this issue!! 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 Markdowns

Just 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.

New! Fall 2019 Quilt Market Recap

2019 Fall Quilt Market Recap - Digital - American Quilt Retailer

You’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…