QTA -- At a Glance

Formed in 2010, Quilt Trade Association (QTA) fills a gap as a new, different, and the only non-profit organization for independent quilt shops in addition to companies and individuals that supply goods and services to the industry.

QTA provides networking and educational opportunities to work with your peers to collectively address the challenges of the quilt business community— for today and the future.  QTA focuses on energizing and revitalizing independent brick and mortar quilt shops.                              

     Type of Business    QTA Member
                            Top Reasons to Join
Quilt Shop 
Retail Member Webinars:  Convenient, business education
Resource Library:   Dozens of reference materials and archived webinars for ideas, tips, techniques - available on-line 24/7
Peer Surveys:  Understand what other quilt shops are doing to succeed
Industry Supplier
Allied Member Advocacy:  Support independent brick-and-mortar quilt shops through your financial support of QTA
Surveys:  Find out what quilt shops need & want and how the industry can help
Pattern Designer or Instructor
Individual Member  Designers Mall Listing to market your quilt patterns
                                 ...plus all of the above reasons

Become a QTA Member NOW!  Visit Join QTA  for more information.  Membership fees vary by member category.  Current annual dues are $75 for Retail Members (quilt shop owners) and include the member benefits listed below.

Retail Members, Individual Members, and Allied Members  enjoy every benefit listed below...all FREE of charge, with their membership.

Educational Webinars    A very popular QTA benefit!  Attend any and all of the dozens of convenient, 45 minute educational webinars held throughout the year, all free and easy to attend.

Presented live by subject matter experts and quilt shop owners who share information on what has worked for them, these webinars receive rave reviews about being well worth the time to attend.  They are loaded with great new profit-generating ideas, marketing tips and time-saving hints.  Webinars topics include: 

                  Quilt Shop Marketing & Operations           Websites, Email Marketing & Social Media
Quilt Shops - In the Entertainment Industry or not?
Online Tools for Class Planning
Create a Basic Marketing Plan
Shop Staff Training:  Product Knowledge
Customer Education:  Key to a Quilt Shop's Success
The State of the Fabric Industry
Store Displays That Sell
Making the Most of Group Visits to Your Shop
So Much to Do, So Little Time
Marketing & Advertising Ideas for Your Shop
  Ebiz & Shopping Carts - Tips, Techniques
Getting Started with Email Marketing
Capitalize on Facebook
Prioritizing Web Marketing Efforts
How Google Places Can Help You
Take Advantage of Google Analytics
Do's and Don'ts of Successful Websites
Social Media - What's All the Buzz
Attention-grabbing Home Pages
Search Engine Optimization

                                                                            List of Webinars and Register to Attend  more

Recorded Webinars    For those who may have missed the live webinars or would like to review the presentation, select webinars are recorded and available for viewing from the QTA website.  The process to see these archived webinars is as easy as watching a You Tube video! 

Quilt Shop Owners’ Round Tables   Quilt shop owners meet with their peers at regional,  centralized locations to help each other face today’s challenges of shop ownership.  

Member Rewards Program   Receive discounts on Constant Contact, Like Sew Websites, Fed Ex and TSYS.  Taking advantage of these discounts frequently pays for the cost of QTA annual member dues.   more

 Designers Mall   Interested in getting your pattern designs promoted on a well-organized, easy-reference website?  Want to discover patterns that are different and exciting and will make a difference for your quilt shop?  With 150+ listings, the Designers Mall is growing fast to be the most comprehensive on-line directory of quilt pattern designers.  more

More Benefits  Check out our website to get more information about the above member benefits and more, including QTA Newsletters, Peer Panel, Vendor Advisory Council and Technology Workshops.

 Allied Members

Allied Members provide significant resources to help QTA deliver programs and services for our members.  We value and appreciate their advocacy and financial support. List current as of March, 2012

Alex Anderson
American & Efird
American Patchwork & Quilting
American Quilter's Society
Bernina of America
Brewer Quilting & Sewing
C&T Publishing
Checker Distributors

E.E. Schenk
Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Handi Quilter Inc.
Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Janome America
June Tailor Inc.
Kwik Sew
Like Sew Websites
Marcus Fabrics
Martingale Publishing
Michael Miller Fabrics
Notions Marketing
Olfa North America
P&B Textiles
Palmer Printing
Quilters Dream Batting
Quilting Treasures
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Tacony Corp.
Timeless Treasures
United Notions