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issue 102Issue 102- October 2014 ($10)

  • Missouri Star Quilt Co.
  • Credit Check: Will you be Ready?
  • Quilter’s Online Shopping Trends Survey Results
  • How to Set and Reach your Goals
  • Top Sellers from Major Distributors
  • I’ll Take 2,3,4!

issue 101Issue 101- August 2014 ($10)

  • ‘Another Opening, Another Show’
  • Ideation: Generating Ideas to Grow Your Business
  • All About Kids!
  • Fat Quarter Fever
  • Vendor Relations
  • Precut Survey Results

issue 100Issue 100- June 2014 ($10)

  • 100th Issue: Columnists Share Top Tips
  • Is Your Website Pulling Its Load?
  • Batiks: Quilter’s Favorite Fabric
  • Spring Quilt Market Trends Update
  • Trending: Made in the USA
  • Using the Right Words

issue 99Issue 99- April 2014 ($10)

  • Introducing American Made Brand Cottons
  • Who Decides Your
    Buying Styles?
  • Catch the Impulse Buy at the Cash Register
  • What to Do When
    the Promotions aren’t Working
  • POS Reports for a Better Bottom Line
  • Pros and Cons of Bus Trips

issue 98Issue 98- February 2014 ($10)

  • Survey Results: 2014 Indie Business
  • Prevent Crimes of Opportunity
  • Celebrate the Milestones
  • What’s Your Brand?
  • Patchwork, Olympic Style
  • Celebrate the Milestones

issue 97Issue 97- December 2013 ($10)

  • Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
  • Quilt Market Sampler
  • Plan and Prepare for the New Year
  • Are you a Great Manager?
  • Consumer Free Pattern Survey
  • Taking The Show Out of Town

issue 96Issue 96- October 2013 ($10)

  • Game Plan for Selling Through the Whole Line
  • Seven Elements of Dynamic Displays
  • Clearing Out Aging Inventory
  • Customer Loyalty Program
  • Top Props You Can Use Year Round for Displays
  • It’s Not What you Said, It’s How You Said It

issue 95Issue 95- August 2013 ($10)

  • Selling Quilting & Sewing Books in Today’s Market
  • In Over Your Head: Clear Out the Bad Guys
  • Is Your ‘Shelf Service’ Top Drawer?
  • So You Want to Hire a Pro
  • What You Need to Know About the Internet Sales Tax
  • To Kit or Not to Kit? What is the Next Top Model?

issue 94Issue 94- June 2013 ($10)

  • Shopowner Salary Survey Results
  • Quilt Market Sampler
  • Banishing the Buyer Barriers
  • Lessons of QuiltCon
  • Buying and Selling Seasonal Goods
  • A Way with Words: Interactive Displays

issue 93Issue 93- April 2013 ($10)

  • Building & Protecting
  • Your Database
  • Motivating Yourself and Your Staff
  • Sneak Peek New
  • Fabric Collections
  • ABCs of Customer Relations Health Insurance Reform: Good or Bad for Your Bottom Line?
  • Crossover…What Does it Mean and How can I be a Part of this Trend?

issue 92Issue 92- February 2013 ($10)

  • A FabShop Exclusive Design Roll Quilt from Ty Pennington and Westminster
  • Picture Perfect Promotions
  • The Three R’s of Remerchandising
  • The Cupcake of American Quilting
  • Seven Summits Strip Quilting Challenge
  • Get Outside!

issue 91Issue 91- December 2012 ($10)

  • Shop Profile: My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shop
  • How Billboard Advertising May Help Your Shop
  • Protect Your Business Against Disaster
  • Fall Quilt Market Sampler
  • Speaking to the Modern Quilter
  • Shifting Your Weight

issue 90Issue 90- October 2012 ($10)

  • The Taupe Tide
  • Threads of Truth
  • Sneak Peek: New Fabric Collections
  • In the Mood: Music to Shop By
  • Hack Attack
  • 20 Proven Types of Blog Posts

Issue 89Issue 89 – August 2012 ($10)

  • Charter Member Snapshops
  • Teach the Children Well
  • FabShop Members at Market Showcase
  • Gift Cards-Plan Now for Holiday Profits
  • Does Your Inventory Speak to Your Customers
  • Merchandising Before Markdowns

Issue 88Issue 88 – June 2012 ($10)

  • The State of the Fabric Industry Discussion
  • Quilt Market Sampler
  • Planning Your Social Media Campaign
  • Weathering the Storm
  • Making Connections
  • Manage Your Online Reputation.

Issue 87Issue 87 – April 2012 ($10)

  • Using the 5 Senses to Increase Sales
  • Merchant Accounts: Negotiage a Better Deal
  • The Internet: Friend or Foe?
  • The Modern Quilt Guilt Movement
  • Buzzer-Beating Customer Service
  • Star Awards

Issue 86 Issue 86 – February 2012 ($10)

  • What’s the Forecast?
  • Promote a ‘New’ You, ‘New’ Store in 2012
  • What’s Trending? The Elephant in the Room
  • Why is Inventory Turn Important?
  • Buzzer-Beating Customer Service
  • Displays That Trigger Impulse Buying

Issue 85 Issue 85 – December 2011 ($10)

  • Fall Quilt Market
    Must Haves
  • POS Software:
    To Buy or Leases?
  • Stop Shipping Away Your Profits
  • Profitable Events
  • Banish Shop Blues
  • Chain Store Strategies

Issue 84 Issue 84 – October 2011 ($10)

  • Supersize Your Sales
  • New Fabric Collections Sneak Peek
  • Pioneers and Rebels
  • “No Thanks, I’m Just Looking”
  • Charter Member Snapshots
  • Growing Into Adjacencies to Grow Your Business

Issue 83 Issue 83 – August 2011 ($10)

  • Pint-Size Style Show Brings in the Moms
  • Organic Cotton
  • Deal or No Deal:
    Group Coupons
  • Disaster Planning
  • Give your Website a Checkup
  • Rethinking the Holiday Buying Season

Issue 82 Issue 82 – June 2011 ($10)

  • Trade Secrets
  • How to Retire Samples
  • Red & White Trends
  • Shared Stitches
  • 2011 FabShop Star Award Honorees
  • Exciting New Fabrics by Emerging Designers

Issue 81 Issue 81 – April 2011 ($10)

  • Fabshop Participates in Inaugural AIR Summit
  • Sneak Peek: New Fabric Collections
  • Pattern Publishing Protection
  • Working with your Guild for a Win-Win
  • 7 Steps to e-Newsletter Success
  • Putting it Together: Form + Functionl

Issue 80 Issue 80 – February 2011 ($10)

  • Cotton Prices: Shopowner Perspectives
  • The Pattern Business
  • Rethinking Year-End Procedures
  • Member Profiles:
    Pieceful Quilting, Calico Gals and Calico GalsHarborview, and Charlotte’s Sew Natural and Charlotte’s Bargain Fabric & Stitchery
  • Designer Profile: Joan Hawley,
    Lazy Girl Designs
  • Vendor Profile: Marcus Fabrics
    Celebrating its
    centennial

Issue 79 Issue 79 – December 2010 ($10)

  • Cotton Prices Looking Forward
  • 2011 Predictions
  • Does Your Classroom Earn an “A”?
  • Quilt Market Sampler
  • Undercover CEO Panel
  • Fun with Laminates

Issue 78 Issue 78 – October 2010 ($10)

  • Sneak Peek: New Fabric Collections
  • Member Snapshots:
  • Colchester mill Fabrics
  • Fabric Cafe
  • Pennington Quilt Works
  • Vendor Profile: Elizabeth’s Studio, LLC.
  • Designer Profile: Mark Cesarik
  • Sewing and Quilting Teacher at Your Fingertips
  • Employment Survey

Issue 77 Issue 77 – September 2010 ($10)

  • Consumer Online Shopping Habits
  • Member Profiles:
  • Eagle Creek Quilt Shop
  • Sew, Mama, Sew
  • Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
  • Celebrating the American Barn
  • Exploring the Modern Phenomenon
  • Convert Abandoned Shopping Carts to Sales
  • What’s Modern about The Modern Quilt Guild .com?

Issue 76 Issue 76 – June 2010 ($10)

  • Quilting in America™ 2010 Survey
  • A Quilting Books Survey
  • How to Sell More Books
  • Designer Profile: Jackie Clark
  • An “It’s All About Kids” Sampler
  • What Health Care Reform Means for Your Small Business

Issue 75 Issue 75 – May 2010 ($10)

  • The International Survey of Quilting Today
  • Sneak Peek: New Fabric Collections
  • What if All You Need is A Kick in the Seat of the Pants?
  • Business Planning + Employee Buy-in = Business Turnaround
  • Increase Average Sale Per Customer With Add-On Sales
  • What’s Next? Insiders
    Weigh In

Issue 74 Issue 74 – February 2010 ($10)

  • Retreats: Overnight Success
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Designer Profile: Amy Butler
  • A POS System
  • Retail Lessons Learned From a Former Newbie
  • After “You’re Hired”: Developing Your Employees
  • Weathering the Recession and Poised for Grow

Issue 73 Issue 73 – December 2009 ($10)

  • Postcard Power
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter
  • Good Employees are not Found: They are Created
  • The Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Why Don’t I have any Money? My Business Shows a Profit!
  • Navigating the Murky Waters of Web Statistics

Issue 72 Issue 72 – August 2009 ($10)

  • The Cutting Edge: Quilters and Sewers Discover Japanese Fabrics and Projects.
  • Sneak Peek: New Fabric Collections.
  • Worker’s Compensation: Safety Measures Control Costs.
  • Facing Off Against the Flu.
  • Quilt Market Undercover: Lessons You Can Learn to Entice Your Customer.
  • Free Publicity is Easier Than You Think.

Issue 71 Issue 71 – August 2009 ($10)

  • The Cutting Edge: Sewingfor Children
  • Why You Should Do Windows
  • How to Negotiate a Better Lease
  • Why is Inventory Control Important? It’s All About the Cash Flow
  • Making Sense of Social Media: Twitter

Issue 70 Issue 70 – June 2009 ($10)

  • The Gray Market–A Growing Problem for Shopowners
  • The Cutting Edge: Sewing With Selvages
  • Mary Clark: Always in Stitches
  • A Quilt Market Sampler
  • Promote Your Shop and Products Via Web Video
  • Insurance Assurance

Issue 69 Issue 69 – April 2009 ($10)

  • 2008 Wrap-Up
  • Better Together
  • Hosting a Retreat
  • Ring Up Sales Block by Block
  • 10 Ways Businesses Cheat Themselves out of Publicity
  • Web Cents: Blogging for Business

Issue 68 Issue 68 – February 2009 ($10)

  • Pleasant Dreams in a Challenging Economy
  • Play Up Your U.S. – Made Inventory
  • Profit from the Precut Craze
  • Record Retention Guide
  • Money on the Shelf: 8 Tips for Tracking Inventory
  • How Has the Credit Crunch Affected Your Business?

Issue 67 Issue 67 – December 2008 ($10)

  • Crafting Memories
  • Savvy Batting Buying
  • Oatmeal by the Yard… Comfort on a Bolt!
  • Develop a Staff of Ambassadors
  • Tools for Trimming Overhead Expense
  • Stop the Train: I Wanna Get Off

Issue 66 Issue 66 – October 2008 ($10)

  • Right Foot, Left Foot, Square Foot: Where Do You Stand?
  • Jewelry Making’s Soft Side: Using Fabrics in New Ways
  • ABC’s of Retail Marketing
  • Quilt Sampler’s Fall 2008 Featured Shops
  • Sneak Peek New Fabric Collections
  • Tales from the Edge: Deciphering the Selvage

Issue 65 Issue 65 – August 2008 ($10)

  • Tis the Season to Start Sewing Gifts: Make the Sale with Quickand Simple Projects
  • Modern Heirlooms: Sewing
    for Babies & Children
  • The Cotton Patch Celebrating 30 Big Years
  • The Greening of Today’s Fibers and Fabrics
  • Seven Tips for Keeping Shoplifters at Bay
  • Disaster Planning for
    Your Shop

Issue 64 Issue 64 – July 2008 ($10)

  • Aprons are Back!
  • The Greening of Today’s Fibers and Fabrics
  • Four C’s for Shop Teachers
  • Will Rising Gas Prices Mean Falling Sales?
  • Out with the Old and in With the Profits
  • Establishing an Online Presence

Issue 63 Issue 63 – April 2008 ($10)

  • 2007 Wrap Up
  • 2008: The Year of the Skirt!
  • Portland Area FabShop Members Shopping Preview
  • Western Washington Shop Hop
  • New Fabric Collections
  • Shopowner Expectations of Sales Reps
  • Overdyeing 101: Beyond Black and White

Issue 62 Issue 62 – February 2008 ($10)

  • Trends & Predictions 2008
  • Ride the ProjectRunway Wave
  • It’s Service, Service, Service
  • Quilt Sampler’s Spring 2008 Featured Shops Q&A
  • Think Outside the Bag

Issue 61 IIssue 61 – December 2007 ($10)

  • Machine Quilting:
    A Retail Opportunity
  • Quilting + Sewing = Resurgence
  • Emotions Are Contagious
  • Banishing Burnout
  • Rules of the Road: Employee Handbooks

Issue 60 Issue 60 – October 2007 ($10)

  • The Sweet Sense of Success: Multisensory Marketing
  • Member Profile: Hamels Fabrics
  • Sneak Peek…New fabric Collections
  • TV Guest Spots Pack a Powerful Punch
  • Vendor Profile: Cmaelot Cottons:Creating Art on Fabric
  • Handmade Toys Big Business for the Holiday Season