Nebraska Independent Fabric Shops is an organization with the purpose of strengthening, developing, coordinating and promoting Nebraska independent fabric shops.  We have formulated an organization to which Nebraska independent fabric shop owners can belong if they meet the requirements.  We develop and promote statewide promotions.  We operate as a nonprofit organization.  Our primary purpose is to support the small, independent shops that may not have the support or resources to develop purchasing power, marketing strategies or advertising opportunities.

 

Nebraska Independent Fabric Shops

Membership Requirements

  1. Must have a store front.

  2. Attend a minimum of one meeting each year if not participating in the Shop Hop or a minimum of two meetings each year if participating in the Shop Hop.

  3. Serve on a committee or office at least every other year.

  4. Pay dues and other fees on time

  5. Sixty percent majority of the store’s inventory must consist of regular priced cotton quilting fabric and books, patterns, and notions related to quilting with a minimum of 500 bolts of first quality cotton fabric.

  6. Must carry adequate liability insurance and provide a copy each year.

A member of the committee may visit your shop once you have submitted your application for consideration.

Please download the membership application, follow the instructions for filling it out and submitting it for consideration.  Applications are due by August 1, 2013 for the 2014 NIFS membership year.  If you apply after that date your shop will not be eligible to participate in the 2014 Shop Hop.

We will be in touch as soon as your application has been approved (or not).  

If you have any questions, please e-mail our Membership Chairman, Deb Lespreance .