The deadline is fast approaching for registering for the Certified Window Treatment Consultant program at both the Boston Curtain & Drapery Show March 4, 1999, in Providence, RI, and the International Window Coverings Expo March 25, 1998, in Atlanta, GA.
As the most comprehensive, single educational program in the industry, it requires a minimum of six weeks self-study in preparation for the examination, so don't miss out by being too late. When you register for the program, you are immediately sent the study materials-so don't wait until the last minute! Contact Mark Nortman at the WCAA office for more information or to register.
WCAA Breakfast And Keynote
Karla Nielson is the keynote speaker at the WCAA Breakfast & Award Ceremony March 26, 1999, in conjunction with the International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta, GA. Nielson will present an invigorating look at the history, present and future of the interior design profession.
A delightful breakfast seminar you will be glad you attended. You will come away inspired, uplifted and enthused to make life better for yourself and those you serve. Tickets will be $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For reservations or information, contact Mark Nortman at (888) 298-9222.
The breakfast is sponsored by: The Blind Maker, Lafayette Venetian Blind Co., Draperies & Window Coverings magazine, Messe Frankfurt, Window Fashions magazine.
Drapery Yardage Finder Available
The WCAA announces the addition of The Drapery Yardage Finder to the list of educational and sales aids available to the window coverings industry. It is an easy-to-use, reliable guide to drapery and pleated valance yardage. It works with both plain and pattern-repeat fabrics, estimates for 45-, 48/50- and 54-inch fabrics with three choices of fullness for each size. It also makes all seam, hem and heading allowances, so no calculations are necessary.
If you are relatively inexperienced or not confident about yardage estimating, please call the WCAA toll-free at (888) 298-WCAA to order one today.
The Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to the retail window coverings industry and to the dealers, decorators and designers who are its members. For more information on becoming a member and member benefits, contact Mark Nortman, executive director, 2339 Meadow Park Court, Maryland Heights, MO 63043; (888) 298-9222.