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AQR Academy Fall 2022 

Sept. 27-29, 2022

West Des Moines, Iowa

Join Heidi Kaisand, the American Quilt Retailer staff, special guests, myself, and other small business owners for three days of learning, recharging, and connecting! A retreat for retailers.

Registration Fee Includes:
All Meals: Continental Breakfast and Lunch (Tues., Wed., Thurs.), Dinner (Tues., Wed.)

All Workshops/Meetings plus Field Trip 

The Financial Freedom Workshop

A FREE workshop hosted by

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October 25, 2022

1:00-2:30 PM central

This class explains what is and why you need a cash management system and walks you through setting up a simple customized Profit First system in your quilt shop. 



  • You will clearly understand the principles of Profit First so that you can customize it to your needs.

  • You will know which accounts you need for your unique shop to start on the path to success immediately.

  • You will understand your shop's current financial health allowing you to make the right decisions for growing your business.

  • You will have a clear plan for lasting positive cash flow to build the shop you've always dreamed of.


Done before the class

  • Bookkeeping is up-to-date (at least have the 12 months complete)


Bring with you (or have access to):

  • Cash basis Profit & Loss Statement (P&L) for the last 12 months

  • Cash basis Year-over-year Comparative Balance Sheet for the previous 24 months

If this seems like a lot, gather what you can, and we'll make the best of it.


International Quilt Market

October 29-31, 2022

More details to come!