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Home Fashions U

Home Fashions U is the brain child of Claudia Buchanan Sew What Custom Home Decor of Peoria, Arizona and Karen Erickson Slipcover America Inc. of Snohomish, Washington. Those who decorate and sew for their homes or as a professional business, who would like to attend workshops or classes centered around Interior Home Fashion.

Episodes

Therese & JC at the 14th Annual Slipcover Summit
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Therese & JC at the 14th Annual Slipcover Summit

The instructors at the 14th Annual Slipcover Summit (Camp Slipcover)are working professionals who volunteer to teach what they have learned about Slipcover over the years. They have worked  hard to put together learning packets of information and samples for a memorable learning experience. Therese Davis owner of Fabrications-Studio from Barrington, Illionis of www.Fabrications-studio.com or E-Mail: t@fabrications-studio.com.  We will find out why Therese started her business, more about winning the 2008 Slipcover Design Contest and what she will be teaching at the 14th Year of the Slipcover Summit (Camp Slipcover) Judith Ellis owner of Judith Carol Ellis from St Petersburg, Florida can be reached at E-Mail: jcesews4u@aol.com JC has been an owner of a custom sewing business for the past 7 years working with designers as well as retail customers.  JC also teaches home decor classes at a local sewing machine dealer. We will find out how JC started her business, how she became involved in sewing "home decor" as a professional and what she enjoys most  about the Slipcover Summit.

Going to Slipcover Camp with Burgundi of Sew Rose
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Going to Slipcover Camp with Burgundi of Sew Rose

Burgundi Thure the owner of Sew Rose is the host of the 2013 Slipcover Summit (Camp Slipcover) sponsored by Slipcover Network.org, to be held at the Quaker Retreat and Conference Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains June 24-27th. Let's find out a little more about Burgundi's business, more about the Slipcover Summit and what makes the Quaker Retreat Center a great fit for Camp Slipcover.

The Silk Den and Quick Pleater
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The Silk Den and Quick Pleater

Recently we were at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida in March 2013.  We visited several business during the show and found 2 businesses we though our listeners might like to know more about. The Silk Den which is located in Lutz, Florida owned and operated by Peter and his staff, they not only have a small store but offer Online ordering. You will love their silk and are very happy to help you with your questions about silk. The Quick Pleater invented by Angie Knowles and her husband Rick has now been available for 2 years.  If you make pleats for anything, clothes, home decor, or quilting, the quick pleater will make your sewing sooo easy.  

Meet Fran Fox - 1st Place Winner 2012 Slipcover Design
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Meet Fran Fox - 1st Place Winner 2012 Slipcover Design

Who is Fran Fox of Windham Stitches, Princeton, NJ? Today Fran is 1st Place 2012 Winner of Slipcover Design, but has she always been creating Slipcovers for a living? Let's find out more about how she got started, and where she'd like to be in 5 years. http://slipcovernetwork.org/2012/12/29/princeton-packet-magazine-interview-fran-fox

SongCroft Naturals & Friends Talk Personal Care Products
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:34:00
SongCroft Naturals & Friends Talk Personal Care Products

What are the products that won’t harm people or the planet? Is it really possible to find safe and luxurious lotions, soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics that are affordable? Today we are talking with Marilene Richardson of SongCroft Naturals our featured business and she, will discuss with us the importance of eliminating toxins and harmful chemicals from our lives. Find out why Marilene started creating the SongCroft Natural personal care products. Judi Epstein MSN, ARNP http://www.judiepsteinarnp.com will start the conversation  and Iris Higgins will join in, who is a Women's Wellness Coach and author of  the "Gluten Free Baking Guides". will be joining us during the interview. Both Judi and Iris love SongCroft products with Judi using them as a healthcare provider for chemically sensitive folks and Iris for those who are needing to live gluten free.

Discover New Sewing, Decorating with Home Fashions U
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:14:00
Discover New Sewing, Decorating with Home Fashions U

Find out more about the newest edition to Home Fashions U, www.hfusewingonline.com to include:     E-Learning 24/7     Member Discounts on Sewing Supplies     Free Sewing Online Forum     Live Weekly Q & A     Online & Phone Support     How to Videos Viewing Available 24/7

The Business of Sewing Slipcovers
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:20:00
The Business of Sewing Slipcovers

Meet Kim Newell of Kim's Uphostery Shop , Judith Ellis of JCE Sews 4U and Terese Bennett of  Cozy Cottage Slipcovers.com,  whom all own their own sewing businesses. Let's find out how they started their businesses, and why they started making slipcovers for furniture. Each will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit in Hickory, NC June 26 -29, 2012.

Slipcovers and Home Fashions by Jeanne, LLC
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Slipcovers and Home Fashions by Jeanne, LLC

  Jeanne Liberkowski was the 1st place WINNER 2011 SLIPCOVER NETWORK'S Slipcover Design Contest***    "SLIPCOVER...I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S A SLIPCOVER!"--  Custom made, close-fitting, tailored to fit your furniture alone.  That's what you can expect when you work with an award-winning professional from "Slipcovers and Home Fashions by Jeanne, LLC", fulfilling decorating dreams since 1978.    Let's find out more about how Jeanne started her business, the real scoop about being a business owner, and what she sees herself in the Future of her business. 

Therese Davis - Fabrications-Studio
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:12:00
Therese Davis - Fabrications-Studio

Fabrications Studio home based business focuses on custom slipcovers for clients in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs. Therese is a 2008 Slipcover Design 1st Place Winner, has attended the Slipcover Summit in 2009 and will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit in Hickory, NC June 27 - 29, in 2012. We talked with Therese during the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Chicago. http://fabrications-studio.com http://stitch-n-twitch.blogspot.com

INSPIRE 2011 - Celebrates 25 Years of WCAA
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INSPIRE 2011 - Celebrates 25 Years of WCAA

Join Window Coverings Association of America ( WCAA)  in Louisville, Kentucky September 7-10, 2011.  Window coverings experts including designers, decorators, workrooms, installers, stagers and retailers will have the opportunity enjoy 3 days of learning, networking and a top rate exhibition hall.  Let's find out more from Jenna Abbott Excutive Director of WCAA.

What's New at Workroom Assocation of America? WAOA
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:26:00
What's New at Workroom Assocation of America? WAOA

  The Workroom Association of America has been formed to strengthen and support the artisans who are so vital to the soft coverings industry.   By working together they can impact the lives of their individual members in a positive way. The mission is to bring value added programs and benefits to the soft coverings workroom trade.   Listen to  Mary Ann Plumlee founder, as she tells us what's been going on with WAOA.

Slipcover Summit 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:21:00
Slipcover Summit 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA

The only event of its type in the country totally devoted to the art and profession of making slipcovers for furniture. Each year the Slipcover Summit is in a different region of the country making it easy for people who are close by to attend.  Learn from instructors who are actively involved slipcovering furniture for their own businesses. Instructors voluneer their time to teach at the Slipcover Summit. Today we talk with Slipcovers Divas -  Angie Knowles from St Petersburg, Fl. and Claudia Buchanan Peoria, AZ

Earth Day Special - Live Textiles - Eco Fabric for OUR Life
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:22:00
Earth Day Special - Live Textiles - Eco Fabric for OUR Life

Live Textiles founded in 2007 offering a diverse collection of beautiful, colorful and original prints on natural, sustainable and certified organic fabrics made from cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo. These fabrics are designed for the home interior market for all types of window treatments, pillows, bedding and light upholstery. The founders of LIVE Textiles are four women with backgrounds in design, art, and biology committed to producing beautiful interior fabrics which are healthy for you and the environment. The fabrics used are grown and processed without pesticides, chlorine bleach or formaldehyde. They digitally print with water based ink and the printing process does not release any VOC’s, solvents or wastewater. The base materials and print production methods conserve and sustain our earth’s natural resources and encourage environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Listen as we talk with Karen Dingmon www.livetextiles.com

1st Place Slipcover Design Winner 2010 - Emily Pettit
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:16:00
1st Place Slipcover Design Winner 2010 - Emily Pettit

Meet Emily Pettit of Emily Jane Creations who was the 1st Place Winner of the Slipcover Design Contest in 2010 sponsored by the www.slipcovernetwork.com who organizes the www.SlipcoverSummit.com. Listen in as we talk with Emily about how she got started in her business, what is the favorite product she makes and her reaction to wining the Slipcover Design Contest.

Headboard Craft - Headboard Kit Ready to Cover
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Headboard Craft - Headboard Kit Ready to Cover

Celebrating 15 years in business. Judy Agar was simply looking for a headboard kit for her sister to update her bedroom. After an exhaustive search which proved to be less than successful the realization that no headboard product or kits existed, Judy decided to make an upholstered headboard product which she would want to buy. Today she continues to manufacture our upholstered headboard kits locally. Over the years their upholstered headboards have adorned many fabulous room makeovers.

Dressing Your Windows with New Innovations
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:18:00
Dressing Your Windows with New Innovations

Let's talk with Karen Massena about some of the newest innovations for our windows such as Persona, Odysee and Slumber Shade from Comfortex Window Fashions. Karen's knowledge and background comes from owning her own Window Treatment business for 18 years.For the last 5 years, she is proud to be part of the Comfortex Team.

NO SEW Window Cornice with Create It Decor
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:17:00
NO SEW Window Cornice with Create It Decor

Let's talk with Judy Van Essen who is inspiring everyone who doesn't sew, to make their own Window Cornice with "create it decor" kit. Light weight, easy to cover and hang. In just minutes one can give their room a new look!

The Helser Brothers - Custom Drapery Hardware
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2017-12-23 14:31:49 UTC 00:19:00
The Helser Brothers - Custom Drapery Hardware

The two brothers have combined their expertise to manufacture custom drapery hardware the Helser Way! Jay brought his reputation for relentless customer service and his intuitive industry knowledge, and Mark combined his reputation for high quality and excellence in manufacturing. Both recognized the critical role strong manufacturing processes, precision metal working, tight tolerances, and extremely high quality would play when combined with over-the-top customer service. This approach was met with immediate success, initially for clients in the local market, and since expanding to beautify the homes, businesses, resorts, and palaces of Helser’s clients throughout the world. Listen to Jay and Mark in this previously recorded interview about Helser Brothers.

Celebrate Green This Holiday Season
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Celebrate Green This Holiday Season

Holiday Season is Fast approaching, with all sorts of celebrating going on. Listen to Lynn Colwell, part of the mother-daughter team "the Green Year LLC". Celebrate Green will bring meaning into your celebrations while you reduce, reuse and recycle. Ask the question is it good for people, good for the planet and good for the community?

Windows Palooza Chicago 2010
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Windows Palooza Chicago 2010

Window Coverings Association of America Chicagoland Chapter is hosting Windows Palooza on November 18th at Stonegate in Hoffman Estates. Let talk with Connie Sikroa who is currently the President of the Chicagoland Chapter and organizer of the event. To register email chicagolandwcaa@mail.com

Hands On Experience for Professionals with Donna Skufis
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Hands On Experience for Professionals with Donna Skufis

Professionals in Home Decor will get to participate in the Hands On Experience being held in Rochester, NY October 22-24, 2010. Acquire new skills and actually take home samples made during the 3 day Hands on Experience. http://donnaskufis.com

SEO - Your Website - Social Media with Claudia Buchanan of Visions Web Designs
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SEO - Your Website - Social Media with Claudia Buchanan of Visions Web Designs

You've paid a lot of money to have a great website built, but there is NO Business coming from it! Why is this? Today we will talk with Claudia Buchanan of Visions Web Designs about making your website work for your business. Let's look at how a combination of SEO (search engine optimization),SEO Tools, Google Keyword Tool, Google Fight, and Social Media can drive traffic to your website. http://www.visionswebdesigns.com

Let's Talk About Safe -T- Shade with Lora Scott
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Let's Talk About Safe -T- Shade with Lora Scott

Lora is currently the Director of Customer Service at Safe-t- Shade Inc. After graduating from East Carolina University in Business, she went to work for Stevenson Vestal, a family owned workroom in Burlington NC. In 2009, in the wake of a nationwide alarm over child injuries and deaths caused by standard corded window coverings, Stevenson Vestal invented and patented a child safe, cord free lift system for the back of all shades and woven woods. www.safe-t-shade.com

Meet Stacey Tiveron Founder and CEO of TODL.com
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Meet Stacey Tiveron Founder and CEO of TODL.com

Stacey created TODL.com after working in a boutique design and construction firm that managed projects in residential, contract and hospitality sectors and included design inception, planning, drawings, client presentations, specification, purchasing and installation. A dedicated supporter of the design industry, TODL.com, Trade Only Design Library, Inc. has spent over a decade building a true product research and specification database comprised of more than 1200 brands and over 275,000 products. With over 46% of TODL's surveyed members currently stating they specify green products; TODL is an ideal location that also features sustainable green products. TODL Green is a product-level resource for specifying sustainable products which allows trade buyers to easily search through thousands of products from hundreds of green manufacturers.

Meet WCAA Executive Director Jenna Abbott
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Meet WCAA Executive Director Jenna Abbott

WCAA was founded in 1987 as a division of the National Decorating Products Association. In 1993, the association realized the dream of standing alone and became the Window Coverings Association of America. Today the WCAA has members and Industry Partners throughout North America and the Caribbean and a network of Chapters throughout the US and internationally. They offer networking opportunities for interior designers, decorators, workroom, fabricators, and installers. WCAA's goal is to make available educational and motivational opportunities, to work for the betterment of the interior fashions industry and to encourage a code of ethics for fair business practices. Meet Jenna Abbott Executive Director of WCAA and has been the owner of Sew Elegant by Jenna a "to the trade" workroom since 2001 in Sacramento, California.

Meet Dian Garbarini, owner of Designs by Dian
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Meet Dian Garbarini, owner of Designs by Dian

Dian Garbarini, is owner of Designs by Dian in Mission Viejo, CA. Dian has been sewing since elementary school and has been fortunate to turn her passion into a business she loves. For over 20 years, she has been designing, selling and fabricating window treatments, custom bedding and beautiful pillows. Besides being a savvy business woman, she fits in to her busy schedule being a mom, running a household and also founder and facilitator of Drapery Pro since 1996, the International Online Networking Forum for Window Coverings Professionals.

CHF - Custom Home Furnishings Academy
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CHF - Custom Home Furnishings Academy

Custom Home Furnishings Academy is the only teaching facility of its kind dedicated to educating people with professional skills necessary to the home decor industry. CHF began as a Professional drapery school more than ten years ago and today offers training in a wide variety of home based businesses focusing on all aspects of the window treatment and decorating industry. Listen as I talk with Jeanelle Dech Director of CHF, and Michele Williams Communications Director. http://www.chfindustry.com

Authenic Home - Paint and Dream Rooms
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Authenic Home - Paint and Dream Rooms

While most little girls twirled around toy stores, Kathy Banak was in heaven at the local fabric shop. Even as a young girl in Connecticut, she was drawn to color and design and would spend hours mixing and matching color palettes and fabrics. Let's talk with Kathy about how she started her business, her eco friendly Paint and making dream rooms a reality. http://www.authentic-home.com

Workroom Assocation of America News from - Mary Ann Plumlee
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Workroom Assocation of America News from - Mary Ann Plumlee

What's new with Workroom Assocation of America since we last talked? Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociation.com. Mary Ann Plumlee is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America nearing 600 members. Let's find out what is New and more.

Outdoor Interiors - A Passion for Outdoor Living
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Outdoor Interiors - A Passion for Outdoor Living

Meet Marcia Blake - Design Consultant. Marcia's collection, Outdoor Couture™™, has garnered rave reviews and is a favorite of customers who favor dramatic, yet comfortable outdoor accessories. Marcia has been a contributor for such publications as Casual Living Magazine, Coast Magazine, Water Garden News and Southern Home & Outdoor Magazine. Let's talk with Marcia how she got started in business, what she loves about it, and best fabrics to use outdoors. http://outdoorinteriors.com

2010 Workroom of the Year Winner, Carlette Cormier of Carlettes from Savannah,GA
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2010 Workroom of the Year Winner, Carlette Cormier of Carlettes from Savannah,GA

In 1987, Carlette started a business to help support her family. With a small toddler at home and her husband recently laid off, Carlette needed employment that would not only allow her to contribute income but to be at home with her family. In the world of competition, Carlette has received seven awards in the Window Fashions Design and Workroom Competitions, including Workroom of the Year in 2004 and 2010, plus has been published in numerous books; is an instructor at conferences and trades show, and has a handbag line called Savannah Toile. http://www.carlettes.com

Meet Donna Skufis Award Winning Home Decor Educator
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Meet Donna Skufis Award Winning Home Decor Educator

Join us as I speak to Donna Skufis an award winning educator from Walton, KY, as we talk with her about her business, teaching home decor and the workshop she will be doing in Peoria, Arizona June 11-12th here is the link http://www.homefashionsu-store.com/Professional-Workshops_c58.htm Donna's website is http://www.donnaskufis.com

By Bernice - Meet Bernice King
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By Bernice - Meet Bernice King

Meet Bernice King, owner of By Bernice in Waltham, Massachusetts. Bernice has been making high end custom window treatments and slipcovers for over 20 years. In her spare time she has been offering 3 day slipcover workshops as well as other home decor sewing classes. After all these years, slipcovers continue to be one of her favorite projects. We will talk with Bernice about her business, doing workshops and classes where she lives, and what she will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit in June 23-25 in Madison, Tennessee. Contact her at ByBernice@hotmail.com

Meet Anna Davis of Anna's Custom Design
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Meet Anna Davis of Anna's Custom Design

Specializing in custom window treatments & fine bedding for the home, Anna's Custom Design has been serving Nashville and surrounding communities since 1985. She has learned to juggle family, a business based out of her home, going on the road with Minutes Matter, and is one of the host of the Slipcover Summit, in June 23-25, 2010 in Madison, Tennessee just north of Nashville. Http://www.annascustomdesign.

Meet Anna Davis of Anna's Custom Design
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Meet Anna Davis of Anna's Custom Design

Specializing in custom window treatments & fine bedding for the home, Anna's Custom Design has been serving Nashville and surrounding communities since 1985. She has learned to juggle family, a business based out of her home, going on the road with Minutes Matter, and is one of the host of the Slipcover Summit, in June 23-25, 2010 in Madison, Tennessee just north of Nashville. Http://www.annascustomdesign.

Meet Anna Davis of Anna's Custom Design
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Meet Anna Davis of Anna's Custom Design

Specializing in custom window treatments & fine bedding for the home, Anna's Custom Design has been serving Nashville and surrounding communities since 1985. She has learned to juggle family, a business based out of her home, going on the road with Minutes Matter, and is one of the host of the Slipcover Summit, in June 23-25, 2010 in Madison, Tennessee just north of Nashville. Http://www.annascustomdesign.

Recover Your World with Kim's Upholstery Shop
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Recover Your World with Kim's Upholstery Shop

Kim Newell is owner of Kim's Upholstery Shop in W. Lafayette, Indiana. Kim is a women in business who has learned to juggle family and business, plus she will be teaching Cushions Classes at the Slipcover Summit 2010 June 23-25th in Tennessee and is the inspiration behind the Upholstery Fair that will be held in W.Lafayette, IN July 23-24, 2010.

Window Coverings News - Mary Ann Plumlee
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Window Coverings News - Mary Ann Plumlee

Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociation.com. Mary Ann Plumlee is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America nearing 600 members. Let's find out what is New.

Angie Knowles Releases a Slipcover Parson Chair Pattern on CD
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Angie Knowles Releases a Slipcover Parson Chair Pattern on CD

Angie Knowles from ThreadNeedleStudio.com in St Petersburg Florida has surprised us all with a Slipcover Pattern for parson chairs. We plan to talk with her about her business, her new pattern released on CD and what she will be teaching at the www.slipcoversummit.com in Tennessee June 23-25, 2010

Show Us Your Pet's Lifestyle Contest at Home Fashions U
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Show Us Your Pet's Lifestyle Contest at Home Fashions U

This morning we will be talking with Claudia Buchanan of Home Fashions U about upcoming contest that will start March 8-April 8, 2010 "Lifestyles of Your Pet" and also the Home Decor Retreat that will be in Arizona April 14th through 18th. Home Fashions U is exploring all aspects of home life from living with pets in style to doing your own home decor in a professional manner.

Let's Talk with Jacquline Power About Green Remodel
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Let's Talk with Jacquline Power About Green Remodel

With increasing awareness of the need to use environmentally sound practices homeowners may find it hard to know where to begin with a green home renovation. Listen to Jacquline Powers of Powers Design Company and the author of a workbook for home remodeling call “Transitioning to Green”. www.homefashoinsu.com has Jacquline's remodel book. Click on Earth Friendly Products or call 888-201-3863

Learn About Greenhouse Design and Fabrics
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Learn About Greenhouse Design and Fabrics

To day we are talking to Ryan McCullough VP of Greehouse Design and Fabrics. Greenhouse is the fastest growing supplier of mid-priced, multi-purpose fabrics and decorative trim to the interior design trade. Greenhouse Fabrics provides a complete line of upholstery fabrics, vinyl, leather and supplies to the upholstery trade and furniture manufacturers. "Fabric is Their Focus...Service is Their Passion"

1st Place Slipcover Design Winner 2009
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1st Place Slipcover Design Winner 2009

Meet Krystal Close of Krystal's Design who was the 1st Place Winner of the Slipcover Design Contest in 2009 sponsored by the www.slipcovernetwork.com who sponsors the www.SlipcoverSummit.com. Listen in as we talk with Krystal about how her business got started, what is her favorite product and reaction to wining the Slipcover Design Contest.

Workroom Assoc of America in 2010
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Workroom Assoc of America in 2010

Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociationofamerica.com. Mary Ann Plumlee is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America with over 500 members throughout the USA. Let's find out what is New in 2010!

Celebrate Green
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Celebrate Green

Today I talked with Lynn Colwell, part of the mother-daughter team "the Green Year LLC". Celebrate Green will bring meaning into your celebrations while you reduce, reuse and recycle. Ask the question is it good for people, good for the planet and good for the community?

Helser Brothers Superior Drapery Hardware
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Helser Brothers Superior Drapery Hardware

Beginning over eleven years ago in a 900-square-foot warehouse, Helser Brothers has come a long way. Now with an 18,000-square-foot building in 2003 located in the heart of the Chandler, AZ business district. Today we are talk with President & CEO Jason Helser (Jay) who first stepped into industry in the mid-eighties as an installer's helper. http://www.helserbrothers.com/

Live Textiles - Eco Fabric for OUR Life
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Live Textiles - Eco Fabric for OUR Life

Live Textiles founded in 2007 offering a diverse collection of beautiful, colorful and original prints on natural, sustainable and certified organic fabrics made from cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo. These fabrics are designed for the home interior market for all types of window treatments, pillows, bedding and light upholstery. The founders of LIVE Textiles are four women with backgrounds in design, art, and biology committed to producing beautiful interior fabrics which are healthy for you and the environment. The fabrics used are grown and processed without pesticides, chlorine bleach or formaldehyde. They digitally print with water based ink and the printing process does not release any VOC’s, solvents or wastewater. The base materials and print production methods conserve and sustain our earth’s natural resources and encourage environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Listen as we talk with Karen Dingmon. http://www.livetextiles.com

Listen to the Decorating Diva
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Listen to the Decorating Diva

Who has been in business since 1981 when she started her Interior design business “Damour Designs”, as she found a way to bridge her passions for design, sewing and power tools. Over the years, she began teaching her trade, first at industry window covering expos, and then to consumers. Her goal is to teach industry standards to consumers, and to raise the bar, in ways that the decorating industry manufactures soft furnishings. She teaches nationally and internationally, and one of her goals is to teach in every U.S. state. http://www.pamdamour.com

Nika Stewart Designers Success Coach
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Nika Stewart Designers Success Coach

Today we talk with Nika Stewart who is opening doors for "designers in the industry". Nika has helped thousands of interior designers create dream businesses where they work with many more ideal clients, increase their income, and take more time off to enjoy what they have created. Deadline is fast approaching enrolling in "extreme designer makeover". Find more about Nika at www.nikastewart.com

Talk with WAA About Health Insurance Availability
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Talk with WAA About Health Insurance Availability

Workroom Association of America has signed on with JLBG Health, so WAA members can have health insurance. This morning we are talking with Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of WAA and Todd Page representative of JLBG Health to discuss what Workroom Health Plans has to offer. Go to this link to see many options http://www.jlbghealth.com/home

Designer behind Details Pattern Co is Liz Ware
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Designer behind Details Pattern Co is Liz Ware

Liz has been sewing and designing since childhood. She saw a need in her own drapery workroom for patterns that address complicated and unique designs with clear, in depth instructions and Details Pattern Company was born. Liz has been designing patterns in her fresh, refined style since 2008, and has owned a custom drapery workroom since 2001.

Well Dressed Window
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Well Dressed Window

Founded in 2002 in Barbourville, Kentucky, owner Cynthia Fields began creating purses, totes and diaper bags from her own designs from a closet-sized spare bedroom. As her business grew, she expanded to custom window treatments, bedding, slipcovers, and baby bedding sets. In 2007 a move to Mt. Washington, Kentucky,she reopened her business as The Well-Dressed Window, focusing on custom drapery and bedding. Cynthia was a scholarship awardee to the Slipcover Summit 2009 in Seattle Washington.

Mod Green Pod Organic Fabric
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Mod Green Pod Organic Fabric

Nancy Mims is Co-founder and Creative Director of Mod Green Pod. Prior to Mod Green Pod, Nancy was a highly successful textile print designer for nearly a decade. Frequently cited in the design press for her unique approach to textiles and her own personal style, Nancy enjoys combining her keen sense of color with her belief that a healthy home need not be a boring one. She lives in Austin with her husband and two sprouts. When not doodling for the next collection or dreaming up the company’s next big project, Nancy can usually be found tending to her garden, shopping at a local farmer’s market for tomorrow night’s tasty supper, or having an impromptu dance party in the living room with her kids.

WAA and Mary Ann are back Talking in July
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WAA and Mary Ann are back Talking in July

Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociationofamerica.com. Mary Ann Plumlee is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX and also writes a column for Drapery and Window Coverings Magazine, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America with over 300 members throughout the USA. Learn what's new!

2009 Home Deocrating Contest - Be a Winner
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2009 Home Deocrating Contest - Be a Winner

Home Fashions U is pleased to announce the 2009 Home Decorating Contest. Categories 1.Living, Family Room or Patio Decorating Projects(Patio must use fabric in project), 2.Bedroom Decorating Projects,and 3.Kitchen Decorating Projects. Projects will be voted upon on Home FashionsU's Blog. Listen to Claudia and Karen as they talk about the Contest.

Time to Vote: Best Slipcover Design Contest
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Time to Vote: Best Slipcover Design Contest

It's time to Vote for the Best Slipcover in the Slipcover Design Contest for 2009. Voting will be Online as well as at the Slipcover Summit in Seattle, WA. Karen Erickson of Slipcover Network, host of Home Fashions U Blog Talk Radio tells you how to vote for the Best Slipcover Design 2009.

Mary Ann of WAA is back...................
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Mary Ann of WAA is back...................

Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociationofamerica.com. Mary Ann Plumlee who is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX and also writes a column for Drapery and Window Coverings Magazine, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America with over 300 members throughout the USA.

HomeSpunFabrics.com talks to Us Today.
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HomeSpunFabrics.com talks to Us Today.

Listen as we visit today with DeAnna of HomeSpun Fabrics. http://www.homespunfabrics.com DeAnna has quite a long background in Home Decor. Find out how she started in business and evolved into her current business of today. HomeSpun is noted for being Extra Wide Fabric, what exactly does that mean?

Listen to Kirk Axelson of Precision Draperies Education
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Listen to Kirk Axelson of Precision Draperies Education

Listen as we visit today with Kirk Axelson who is owner of two drapery related businesses, Precision Draperies Education www.draperyeducation.com and Precision Drapery http://www.precisiondrapery.com which are based out of Westminster, Co.

Dede O'Hair Keeps Us in the Loop about Workroom Button and the Slipcover Summit 2009
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Dede O'Hair Keeps Us in the Loop about Workroom Button and the Slipcover Summit 2009

Slipcover Diva Talks about the Slipcover Summit Seattle. Listen to Dede O'Hair of www.WorkroomButton.com - West Village Studios - (http://workroombuttons.com), as she talks about her home based business and the classes she will be teaching at Slipcover Summit Seattle 2009.

Another Slipcover Diva Talks about the Slipcover Summit Seattle
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Another Slipcover Diva Talks about the Slipcover Summit Seattle

Listen to Claudia Buchanan of Sew What 4U Custom Home Decor, as she talks about the classes she will be teaching at Slipcover Summit Seattle 2009.

Mary Ann Plumlee of WAA is Back
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Mary Ann Plumlee of WAA is Back

Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociationofamerica.com. Mary Ann Plumlee who is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX and also writes a column for Drapery and Window Coverings Magazine, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America with over 200 members throughout the USA.

Slipcover Diva Talks about Her Classes at the Summit and more...
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Slipcover Diva Talks about Her Classes at the Summit and more...

Angie Knowles (SlipcoverDiva.blogspot.com) and owner of ThreadNeedle Interiors talks about her business, and classes she will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit.

Mary Ann Plumlee of WAA
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Mary Ann Plumlee of WAA

Listen to Mary Ann Plumlee Founder of Working Workroom Assocation of America. http://www.workroomassociationofamerica.com. Mary Ann Plumlee is the owner of Plumlee-Place Drapery Workshop in Waco, TX and also writes a column for Drapery and Window Coverings Magazine, is the founder of Workroom Intelligence and Online blog which showcases finished results from Industry workroom and Working Workroom Association of America with over 200 members throughout the USA.

Karen Barnes, The Elegant Window, Gilbert, Ariz.
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Karen Barnes, The Elegant Window, Gilbert, Ariz.

Listen to Karen Barnes "The Elegant Window"as we talk with her about entering the INGENUITY WORKROOM COMPETITION World of Windows (WOW) Awards Ceremony and Vision09: International Window Coverings EXPO, www.windowcoveringexpo.com and what it was like to participate in Extreme MakeOver http://www.wf-vision.com/viewarticle.aspx?cid=126379&pid=587

Slipcover Design Contest Winners
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Slipcover Design Contest Winners

Meet the Winners of the Slipcover Design Contest Terese Bennett 2007 of CozyCottageSlipcovers.com in Ohio and Therese Davis 2008 of FABRICATIONSWORKROOM.com in Illinois. Find out how you can Enter the Slipcover Design Contest and Win FREE Classes to the Slipcover Summmit in 2010. http://www.slipcoveramerica.com/summit2009.html

Tigh Interiors Sharlie McRaney, of Scottsdale, AZ
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Tigh Interiors Sharlie McRaney, of Scottsdale, AZ

A Pillow Challenge Winner of Home Fashions U Pillow Contest, Sharlie shares her thoughts about love of textiles, color and textures which is the driving force for Sharlie's creativity. Sharlie holds an Associate degree in Interior Design from Scottsdale Community College and a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of South Florida. Sharlie is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Women of Scottsdale. http://www.tighinteriors.com

Pillow Challenge Winners Home Fashions U March 9, 2009
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Pillow Challenge Winners Home Fashions U March 9, 2009

Listen as we talk to the Winners from the Home Fashions U Pillow Challenge. Their pillow designs were amazing! Let's find out there trick and tips to designing those winning pillows!

Take the Pillow Challenge
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Take the Pillow Challenge

It's time to take the pillow challenge. Design and then show off your fantastic pillows designs on the Home Fashions U blog. You could win attendance to the Home Decor Retreat in April 2009