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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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The June issue is full of ideas and information to help you and your shop! Learn 15 tips to make your website your best marketing tool, discover the latest trends in NYC shops, how to prevent your calendar from controlling you, the impact of thread weight and fiber on your finished projects, and much more! We hope you enjoy this issue!! Learn More > > >

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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…