Podcast Episode #154: Teresa Duryea Wong

In this episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about a new book which chronicles the history of International Quilt Festival with author Teresa Duryea Wong.

How Offering Gift Cards Can Grow Your Sales This Holiday Season

Selling gift cards can help you boost your holiday sales. They’re the ideal last-minute gift and shoppers with a gift card tend to spend more than they would have otherwise. Read these tips to add gift cards to your product mix this year.

Podcast Episode #152: Pati Palmer of Palmer/Pletsch

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, we’re talking about building a business in the sewing industry with my guest, Pati Palmer. Pati is the driving force behind the Palmer/Pletsch publishing company which has published dozens of sewing books and how-to DVDs and creator of eight Palmer/Pletsch sewing notions products, including PerfectFuse™ Interfacings. […]

What’s New at AFCI

On Tuesday, August 13, the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) held a virtual town hall meeting to update its 1,500 member companies on changes that have taken places since transitioning to being managed by Smith-Bucklin, an association management firm, in April.

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