Quilt Shop Owners' Round Tables


Quilt Trade Association (QTA) provides opportunities for peer interaction between quilt shop owners.  QTA's mission includes providing forums for the industry that promote and facilitate knowledge sharing and networking.  QTA Round Table networking events ("Round Tables") are continuously being organized throughout the US.  These Round Tables allow quilt shop owners to meet informally with each other to discuss topics of interest, such as:
Marketing & Advertising Strategies
Merchandising Tips and Techniques
Staff Issues
Running Successful Events in Your Shop
Inventory Management
                                                                                         .....and many more
 
These Round Tables are organized by QTA and rely on a quilt shop owner "host" who provides the meeting space for QTA members to attend.  By scheduling these Round Tables across the country at various times, it provides a way for quilt shop owners to meet, economically and conveniently, in a forum that promotes quilt shop owners helping each other.

These Round Tables are free, unless otherwise noted.  Round Tables are scheduled so that you drive to and from in one day without having to bear overnight travel expenses.
 
"The QTA round table was insightful and informative with good ideas for marketing as related to quilt shops. Many of us came into this retail world because of our love of quilting and teaching without real education for the other side of this business.         I look forward to further participation in QTA"
Lynn Rice, Touch of Amish Quilt Shop
 

 
ROUND TABLES
Lafayette, CA       
Topic:  How Does Your Quilt Shop Grow? (Bay area, Calif)
            
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010  11 am - 2pm  PT       

                              Free for QTA Q-members                                                     
Barrington, NH Topic:  How Does Your Quilt Shop Grow?  (NH, ME, MA)
              Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011  12pm - 3pm ET

                                      
Free for QTA Q-members
 Tulsa, OK Topic:  Surviving in Today's Economy                              
           Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011   12 pm - 3 pm CT 

                           Free for QTA Q-members
Cleveland, TN Topic:  How Does Your Quilt Shop Grow?  ( Tennessee & surrounding
                                                                               states)
             Sunday, August 21, 2011   12 pm - 3 pm ET

                          Free for QTA Q-members
 Fox River Grove, IL Topic:  Planning and Holding Successful Events in Your Shop               Sunday, March 27, 2011  12pm - 3pm CT

                             Free for QTA Q-Members             
Lafayette, CA Topic:  How Does Your Quilt Shop Grow? (Bay area, Calif)
            
Tuesday, April 26, 2011  11 am - 2pm  PT       

                              Free for QTA Q-members        
 More locations coming soon  
More Round Tables are being planned in various parts of the US.  QTA will email information to all members when additional Round Tables are announced.

Can’t make it to any of the listed round tables?
If you're unable to attend any of the listed round tables, would like a future session with different topics or would like attend a round table in a regional location near you, contact QTA and let us know.

Calling all quilt shop owners: can you please help us?
In the spirit of “quilt shop owners helping each other”, we are looking for other quilt shop owners who will host a regional round table and/or are willing to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with others at a Regional Quilt Shop Owner Round Table your area. QTA sends the invitations and tracks the registrants, so it’s quite easy for you. Contact QTA to find out more.