April 2015 Issue 122

April 2015 — Issue 122

The April issue of American Quilt Retailer mailed to subscribers on April 24, 2015.

This issue arrives just in time to whet your appetite for all the exciting new products and fabrics that will debut at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis.

Full of sound business advice and tons of inspiration, let this issue be your travel reading if you are going to attend Market.

Can’t make it to Market this time around?

Then this is your stay-at-home reading to tide you over until our comprehensive Market Review issue ships in mid-June.


Issue Contents:

  • What Business Are You REALLY In?
  • The Price is Right
  • Block of the Month Programs
  • Quilt Shop Focus: Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
  • Designer Profile: Shea Henderson
  • 45 Terms Every Retailer Needs to Know
  • Reaching Out with Longarms
  • Hiring Help
  • QuiltCon 2015 Show Report
  • Perfect Points: Strawberry Patches – owner Suzanne Zingg
  • Product Reviews
  • Snippets: Industry news and events


Designed by Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs – www.atkinsondesigns.com

This pretty and practical set of bags is perfect for all sewers and many occasions. Our pattern is fat-quarter-friendly making it easy to kit or the perfect add-on incentive for your next fat quarter sale day. Looking for a class idea where everyone will be successful and feel accomplished?  Look no further!
5 different size options.

We were thrilled to work with Terry Atkinson to bring you this month’s featured Free-to-Use pattern. Terry also demonstrates how to assemble attractive fat-quarter kits that will help sell this project and others in your shop.  See page 49 of the April issue for all of the details.

Everyone who has subscribed to or purchased a copy of this issue is welcome to download a copy of the pattern PDF to use in their shop.

Pattern Archive

Free-to-Use Patterns

122_Facebook Fabric

The drawstring bags in this month’s project were made mostly with fabric selections from the Benartex collection called Ambrosia by Jennifer Young.

To see all that Benartex fabric has to offer, visit their website at www.benartex.com.

To compliment this gorgeous collection, we pulled a few saturated and colorful batiks to round out the palette.


The next issue of American Quilt Retailer will mail to subscribers on approximately June 17, 2015.

For subscription or advertising information please visit AmericanQuiltRetailer.com