Quilt Market Houston - Business Seminars and Boot Camp

October 26 - October 30, 2017

 

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Business Seminars/
Boot Camp

Take & Teach Classes

Tours/Special

Events

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Sold out classes will be marked with a sold out banner.

THURSDAY, October 26

 

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

102. BOOT CAMP—MOVE THE MOST PRODUCT AND KEEP THE MOST PROFIT $129

Cathy Donovan Wagner, RETAILMavens, LLC

As a buyer, your job is to bring in the right amount of inventory at the right price and the right time. Easy, right? Your job is also to know how and when to move that inventory out. Finally, learn specifically how to do this for your store. Using your own financials, address appropriate inventory levels and specific strategies for your store. Please bring your most recent financials (Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss—
info will not be shared with others).

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

 

8:00-10:00 AM

 

200. INTRODUCTION TO PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, AND COPYRIGHT LAW *$30

Heather Kubiak, Kubiak Law Firm/Craft As Desired

Learn to identify and protect your intellectual property. Avoid infringing on others' ideas, blogs, and creative works.

*$25 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $30

 

9:00-10:00 AM

 

201. GRASSROOTS QUILTING—GROWING YOUR BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP *$16

Pepper Cory

Learn about four concepts that will help you reshape and sharpen your retail senses as you grow
your business.

*$15 + $1 MATERIALS FEE = $16

 

6:00-7:00 PM

 

210. QUILT LIZZY U.S.—HOW I FRANCHISED MY BUSINESS  *$20

Susan Harris, Quilt Lizzy U.S., LLC

Meet Susan Harris, the entertaining owner of the first quilt shop franchise in America. Learn how in five years, starting from scratch, she grew her quilt shop into a multi-store empire and franchised the business.

*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

 

8:00-10:00 AM

 

300. KIDS REALLY ARE SEWING—GET THEM IN YOUR STORE! *$31

Tracy Mooney, Generation Q Magazine

Are you wondering how to get the next generation in your door? Tracy will share tips for implementing
a kid’s club, tricks for keeping the kids coming back for more, and offer curriculum help through the GenQ “Cut & Sew Club” booklets.

*$25 + $6 MATERIALS FEE = $31

 

9:00-10:00 AM

 

301. CREATING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE—MACHINE SALES $15

Teri Lucas, Generation Q Magazine

Fifteen tips and techniques for making sewing machines sales now and in the future. Includes staff training and consumer conversations.

 

6:00-7:00 PM

 

340. DON'T PLAN TO FAIL BY FAILING TO PLAN YOUR BUSINESS *$20

Ebony Love, LoveBug Studios

There's more to business than wholesale supplies. Learn the 10 key plan components you need to create
a thriving business.

*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

 

6:00-8:00 PM

 

341. BUILDING A "LITTLE BLUE BOX" CULTURE IN AN AGE OF BIG BOX BRANDS $25

Maddie Kertay, BadAss Quilters Society

No one wins on a race to the bottom. Come learn how to create a luxury quilt store culture in an age
of mass discount hysteria. Please bring a notebook with plenty of space for inspirational notes, plans,
and ideas.

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

 

8:00-10:00 AM

 

400. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 2.0—FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND PINTEREST  *$28

Morna McEver Golletz, Intl Assn of Creative Arts Professionals

Social media marketing continues to be the fastest and easiest way to reach your target market, build
your brand, and drive customers to your site or shop for sales. Learn easy tips to integrate your social media for proven ROI.

*$25 + $3 MATERIALS FEE = $28

 

9:00-10:00 AM

 

401. INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING—FROM IDEA TO BOOK IN SIX MONTHS OR LESS!  *$20

Ebony Love, LoveBug Studios

You have a book inside you, let's get it out! Learn what it takes to make your book a reality by publishing under your own imprint.

*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

 

6:00-7:00 PM

 

440. CREATING CONFIDENCE IN THE IN-STORE TALENT $15

Teri Lucas, Generation Q Magazine

Develop and create confidence in your in-store talent. Tips for identifying and developing staff talent, building their confidence, and giving them some of the work—enabling you to have some of the fun of owning a quilt shop.

 

7:00-8:00 PM

 

441. MAKE MORE MONEY BY WORKING SMARTER *$18

Morna McEver Golletz, Intl Assn of Creative Arts Professionals

Nine simple strategies for working smarter, not harder, so that you can manage your time better, enjoy your shop more, and increase the bottom line.

*$15 + $3 MATERIALS FEE = $18

 

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

 

8:00-10:00 AM

 

500. LEGAL AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS *$30

Heather Kubiak, Kubiak Law Firm/Craft As Desired

Protect yourself from personal liability by identifying legal pitfalls in your contracts, leases, insurance policies, and dealing with governmental agencies.

*$25 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $30

 

8:00-9:00 AM

 

501. SHE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST FABRIC—MAKING MONEY FROM QUILTERS' ESTATES *$18

Patti Brown, The Quilted Butterfly

Learn how to profit from selling quilters' estates. Will cover how-tos, strategies, tips, lessons learned,
and what not to do.

*$15 + $3 MATERIALS FEE = $18