TIPs stands for "Trends, Ideas and Products,” the new educational
program being offered on Friday morning, June 11th at TNNA's NeedleArts
Market. The name, borrowed from the quilting industry, doesn't really
explain what this program is all about, or how invaluable this
information can be to a retail shop owner.
You really need to read the entire list
— over 35 as of today (May 17th), and it appears more are being added
as we get even closer to market. The great thing is, you don't need to
decide which sessions you want to attend now. You can wait until that
day. And if you go to one session and it's not what you anticipated,
you can move on to another.
The presenters aren't just doing ads for their products, they're providing information that's both practical and powerful — real tactics that can be implemented in a real retail shop . . . ways to engage and excite customers with new products and techniques, events and more.
There are presenters focusing on yarn, and there are some focusing on
products for the stitching side of our industry. There are some that
apply to any retail shop.
Another bonus . . . If you sign up for the TIPs program and for the
Retailers Luncheon, you can save yourself $10 . . . That's $10 that you
can use for the Saturday afternoon Happy Hour, another new program this
It all sounds like a productive and fun time . . . and an opportunity not to be missed.