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AQR Academy Live! Fall 2022
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Join Heidi Kaisand, owner and publisher of American Quilt Retailer plus a lineup of special guests for 3 days full of learning and networking like no other. Acquire actionable insights, make new connections and gain the inspiration you need to disrupt your business and climb to success.

Workshop: Clean Up Your Calendar
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July 25th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Workshop: Create a Stress-free Payroll Process
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Join Marcia Donaldson, MBA as she teaches you how reduce your stress and create guidelines for a more manageable payroll processing experience.

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AQR Academy 2022
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Workshops delving into retailing concepts fundamental to helping your business prosper in 2022 – learn more and join now!

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Current Issue, available now:

The August issue is full of ideas and information to help you and your shop! Learn how to know when it’s time to change your goals, how to manage supply chain disruptions, develop a mindset for growing beyond the pandemic, how to create a winning team, and much more! We hope you enjoy this issue!! Learn More > > >

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Make the Most of Mannequins
    Did you know customers are more likely to notice mannequins than any other fixture in your store or window display? This is […]
  • Onboarding New Hires
    Congratulations, you have a new employee! Now it’s time to onboard them so they feel a part of the team. Read on […]
  • Creating Company Culture
    Every business has company culture, whether they realize it or not. Creating a strong culture within your work environment is essential to […]
  • Exclusive Products
    One of the best parts about being a quilt retailer is providing exclusive products consumers won’t find at big box stores. Read […]
  • Personalizing your Package
    We’ve all opened a beautifully wrapped package. The extra warmth that attention to detail and a note of sincerity provides is worth […]
  • State of Hiring
    With talks of a recession imminent, many employers are reviewing hiring. Nobody can predict the future but something else can provide context: […]

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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…