2020 Pittsburgh Quilt Market - Schedule of Events*

Note: Quilt Market is a trade show only and is not open to the general public

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

7:30 AM-1 PM  Onsite Enrollment Desk/Kiosks Open (online enrollment always available through Quilts.com)

8 AM-NOON Boot Camp I—Paul Erickson—Management One Merchandising Academy

1-5 PM  Boot Camp II—Teresa Coenen—Email/Social Media Tips & Tricks for Quilt Shops

8:30 AM-5:30 PM  PRE-SHOW TOUR

THURSDAY, MAY 14

7:30 AM-7:00 PM Onsite Enrollment Desk/Kiosks Open (online enrollment always available through Quilts.com)

8-10 AM Josh Sutherland—Key Elements of a Well-Built Website

8-9 AM   Teresa Coenen—Think Small, Sell Big

9-10 AM  Teri Lucas—Best Practices for Working with Your Fabric Sales Rep—7 Tips

10 AM-6 PM  Schoolhouse Series

6-7 PM Cathy McKillip— Retail Sales Academy—How to Create a Service Culture That SELLS
    Diana Ratliff—Internet Essentials for 2020—Marketing in the Age of Amazon, Google, and Smartphones

7-8:30 PM    SAMPLE SPREE

FRIDAY, MAY 15

7:30 AM-5:30 PM Onsite Enrollment Desk/Kiosks Open (online enrollment always available through Quilts.com)

8-10AM  Cathy McKillip— How to Develop a Whizbang Staff

8-9 AM   Rachel Goodlad—Social Selling is the New Normal

9-10 AM Diana Ratliff—Adding eCommerce to Grow Your Retail Store Sales

8-9:30 AM  TAKE & TEACH

9:30 AM-5:00 PM  SHOW FLOOR OPEN

5:00-5:30 PM  WINE DOWN!

5:30-6:45 PM  NEW! State of the Industry Presentation & Panel Discussion

SATURDAY, MAY 16

7:30 AM-5:30 PM Onsite Enrollment Desk/Kiosks Open (online enrollment always available through Quilts.com)

8-9 AM  Rachel Goodlad—Build a Loyal Following Through Facebook Groups!  // Josh Sutherland—Sewing Event Marketing That Brings in New Customers

8-9:30 AM   TAKE & TEACH

9:30 AM-6 PM  SHOW FLOOR OPEN

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

7:30 AM-2 PM Onsite Enrollment Desk/Kiosks Open (online enrollment always available through Quilts.com)

8-9 AM   Teri Lucas—Building the Quilt Shop Community  //  Josh Sutherland—Facebook Ads That Work

8-9:30 AM TAKE & TEACH

9:30 AM-3 PM SHOW FLOOR OPEN

* Subject to change

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

7:30 AM-4 PM

      Class/Event Enrollment Open

8:45 AM-6 PM

      Texas Quilt Museum and Quilt Shops Tour

9 AM-4 PM

      Boot Camp—Retail Power Academy—A Retail-Intensive Day with Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

7:30 AM-7 PM

      Class/Event Enrollment Open

8-10 AM

      Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights for Quilters, Heather McFarlane

9-10 AM

      E-mail Automations—The Power of Your Email List, Ebony Love

10 AM-6 PM

      Schoolhouse Series

6-7 PM

      Training Your Staff to Sell, Karen Montgomery

7-8:30 PM

      Sample Spree

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

      Class/Event Enrollment Open

8-9:30 AM

      Take & Teach

8-9 AM

      Say It with Pictures—Product Photography on a Budget, Ebony Love

      If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em! Add Amazon to Your Repertoire!, Rachel Goodlad

9:30 AM-6 PM  SHOW FLOOR OPEN

6-7 PM

      Shopify Basics for Online Fabric Stores, James Pieper

      Retreats That Are Fun & Profitable, Terri Sontra

 

SUNDAY, October 27

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

      Class/Event Enrollment Open

8-9:30 AM

      Take & Teach

8-9 AM

      eBay? Etsy? Amazon? Rakuten? Poshmark? What Does it all Mean?!, Rachel Goodlad

      Open-to-Buy Basics—Your Purchasing Budget, Laurie Harsh

9:30 AM-6 PM  SHOW FLOOR OPEN

5-6 PM

      Wine Down!—Mixer/Networking event

6-7 PM

      Does Time Management Seem Like Witchcraft, Terri Sontra

7-8 PM

      Start Selling Digital Patterns on Shopify, James Pieper

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28

7:30 AM-3 PM

      Class/Event Enrollment Open

8-9:30 AM

      Take & Teach

8-9 AM

      Is Your To-Do List Getting Crazy? Hire a Virtual Assistant!, Rachel Goodlad

      How to Become A Richer Retailer, Cathy Wagner

9:30 AM-3 PM  SHOW FLOOR OPEN

6-9 PM

      Night Owl Learning (Quilt Festival classes)

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

8:45 AM-6:30 PM

      Texas Quilt Museum, Festival Hill, & Quilt Shops Tour (combined with Festival tour)

8:45 AM-5:30 PM

      Historic Galveston & Quilt Shops Tour (combined with Festival tour)

 

*Schedule subject to change