Our members receive:

  • A subscription to our bi-weekly, professionally-written, online journal packed with craft industry news and analysis, and articles that address the business issues most important to craft industry professionals.
  • Access to a vibrant online community of industry professionals through our secure, online forums and specialized groups.
  • A library of business resources filled with printables, templates, check-lists, content ideas, service providers, wholesale sources, and more.
  • Access to webinars with legal, accounting, social media, and other professionals.
  • Access to archived issues of the journal.
  • Access to our twice-monthly Coffee Klatsch, an online open-agenda meeting among members.
  • Invitations to in-person meet-ups.

If you are a member, you can visit our Member Benefits page to access more details and link to each benefit.

The Quilting Company video courses

10% discount on all courses

Courses at CraftonlineUniversity.com and QNNtv.com are now part of the offerings at The Quilting Company. There are quilting videos on everything from traditional quilts to modern quilts to art quilts! Learn all the steps of patchwork quilting – from first cut to how to bind your quilt to surface design and beyond. It is also a great place to learn and refine your skills. Become a Sulky certified instructor or learn the Islander Sewing way to teach. Check out these courses plus more at The Quilting Company! Join today to watch your favorite quilting shows and courses any time of day or night, as often as you want, on your desktop or mobile device! You’ll discover new designers, new products, and learn new skills with The Quilting Company’s growing quilting video library!

Gusto

3-month free trial

More than 40,000 companies across the US choose Gusto for its easy-to-use payroll software, friendly US-based customer support, and focus on helping to keep your business compliant.

Features include:

  • Automated local, state, and federal tax payments to help with compliance
  • Employee self-onboarding with automatic collection of I-9s, W-4s, and direct deposits
  • Seamless integrations with financial software like Quickbooks, Xero, and Freshbooks

Studio Art Quilt Associates

10% off membership

Join SAQA today to become part of a dynamic creative community and open the door to new opportunities:
  • Exhibit your quilts around the world
  • Find mentors to help grow your business
  • Get access to hundreds of webinars and articles
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.) is a non-profit organization of over 3400 artists, collectors, and arts professionals located around the world. SAQA offers a wide range of exclusive resources and professional opportunities to help members navigate the next steps for their artwork and career. With access to a museum-quality exhibition program, our members continue to challenge the boundaries of art and change perceptions about contemporary fiber art. Other membership benefits include mentorship programs, SAQA Seminar, online Webinars, Special Interest groups, networking conferences, regional activities and more!

American Tapestry Alliance

10% off Circle level membership

The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) is a member-run organization that provides resources and opportunities for tapestry weavers of all levels of experience: beginning, mid-level and professional. ATA publishes a quarterly newsletter and monthly eNews and eKudos, highlighting tapestry events. They offer workshops, match mentors with weavers wanting to learn more and sponsor an array of awards. Exhibition opportunities include both juried and unjuried shows. ATA’s extensive website features the online TEx@ATA gallery, Artist Pages, showcasing members’ work, Educational Articles and many more useful resources. Inspirational, full color catalogs of our shows are available. Membership in ATA is open to all.

Skillshare

20% off annual membership

Skillshare is an online learning community focused on providing education for talented makers like you! We’ve partnered with Skillshare to provide you a free 3mth Skillshare trial. Unlock access to over 10,000 classes on topics like Crafts, Design & Blogging.

Tailwind

25% off new Tailwind member discount

Tailwind makes marketing on Pinterest and Instagram easy.  Their clever tool allows you to schedule posts in advance, and their timesaving features (like Tailwind Tribes, bulk image uploading, and multi-board pinning) help you to get a whole week of social media marketing accomplished in minutes!  Their smart calendar even optimizes your posting times to make sure you’re sharing your content at the best possible times – when your audience are most engaged.  Best of all, at just $10 per month for their annual plan, Tailwind is affordable for any blogger or small business.

Stitchcraft

$400 off the Strategic Analysis Report report

Stitchcraft is a niche marketing agency specializing in craft companies. The Strategic Analysis Report is a comprehensive analysis to help creative companies get a handle on their marketing program. After a thorough consult call and in-depth analysis of your business, the team will deliver a report that includes an audit of your existing program, feedback on your particular marketing pain points, results of a competitive analysis and strategy recommendations to take your biz to the next level.

UPPERCASE

15% off subscription

UPPERCASE is a quarterly print magazine for the creative and curious with eclectic content inspired by design, illustration and craft. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of handmade are some elements common in each issue. The magazine boasts high-quality paper and printing, a unique design aesthetic and incredible attention to detail. Independent and ads-free, UPPERCASE is adored by a small but enthusiastic readership around the world.

Fiber Art Network

20% off membership

The FANetwork is a community organization for artists, collectors, enthusiasts, and leaders in the fiber art and textiles community. Join today to access: grants and awards, opportunities to show and sell work, resources and promotions for teachers, discounts with partner organizations, online meet-ups for professional development, and full Fiber Art Now archives. A subscription to Fiber Art Now magazine is included with FANetwork membership.

The following member benefits are provided through our partnership with Perks Marketplace, a national provider of member benefits for groups and organizations.

Shutterfly

40% off + 1 free product per quarter

Significant savings on custom keepsakes for every occasion. Shutterfly’s services include photo and video storage, award-winning photo books, gifts, home décor, premium cards, invitations, stationery, and much more.

Throughout their history, the company has remained at the forefront of innovation, introducing new technology, expanding product offerings and making it easier for our customers to share life’s joy.

Savings:

  • 40% Discount applied to any product site-wide
  • 75%+ Free product offer codes (1 per member per quarter). All enrolled members receive a one free product each quarter: No purchase necessary.

 

Wyndham Hotels Group

Up to 20% off Wyndham hotels

Traveling can be stressful, but thanks to CIA newest Member Benefit with Wyndham Group Hotels, you can relieve some of that travel-related anxiety. Wyndham offers everything from luxurious resorts to budget-friendly hotels, with over 7,600 properties in 70 different countries. Whether you’re looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something along the way, Wyndham has just the right hotel for you…and at the right price.

CIA Members receive up to 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at participating Wyndham Hotel Group locations worldwide.

MemberDeals

Discounts on entertainment, lodging and rental cars

MemberDeals is a leading member-only Entertainment Benefits provider, offering exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. MemberDeals is a unique benefit offered to associations and member groups through Peritus Affinity Partners.

As a market leader, the integrity of the MemberDeals program is based on extending special offers, products and services not available to the public. MemberDeals is constantly adding new products and new offers in cities and destinations around the world.

By joining the MemberDeals program, members gain access to exclusive discounts of up to 60% on tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, dining, movies, hotels and much more!

  • Save up to 50% on Top Theme Parks Nationwide
  • Save up to 40% on Movie Tickets Nationwide
  • Save up to 40% on Top Las Vegas & New York Broadway Show Tickets
  • Great Savings on Disney & Universal Studios Tickets
  • Save up to 60% on Hotels
  • Save up to 25% on Rental Cars

Adobe

Receive discounts on one-year memberships to Adobe Creative Cloud, Acrobat Pro DC and Premiere Pro which includes the world’s best creative apps and services plus so much more. Get the tools you need to create images, graphics, print layouts, videos, animations, websites, and mobile apps – anywhere they are.

Comprehensive Offerings for First Year of Subscription:

  • Save 15% Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan
  • Save 13% Acrobat Pro DC Subscription
  • Save 20% Adobe Creative Cloud Single App plan: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Office Depot

discounts on copies and office supplies

We are excited to bring CIA members significant savings on office essentials at Office Depot. Members now save up to 80% off thousands of products from copy paper and printer ink to cleaning supplies, coffee, furniture and more!

Enjoy all of the following exclusive benefits:

  • Up to 80% off preferred products the “Best Value List”
  • 93,000 additional products discounted 5-15% below retail
  • Everyday low copy/print pricing: 2.5¢ B/W | 22¢ Color
  • Exclusive monthly specials
  • Coupon Central – additional online savings and coupons at your fingertips
  • Free next-day delivery on online orders of $50 or more

Mark Edward Partners

Business insurance brokers

We are pleased to announce access to an exciting and valuable service — insurance for your business! Through our affiliation with Peritus, we have been able to work directly with a national insurance broker, Mark Edward Partners, to identity a number of insurance companies that are willing to provide coverage for our members.

Coverage can include:

  • property insurance for your space
  • property insurance for your inventory
  • property insurance for your equipment
  • liability protection, which covers your company’s legal responsibility for the harm it may cause to others
  • business interruption insurance, which covers the loss of income resulting from a fire or other catastrophe that disrupts the operation of the business

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