Several window coverings professionals attending the Boston Curtain & Drapery Show in Providence, RI, and the International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta, GA, have earned the title Certified Window Treatment Consultant, which indicates expertise in the field of window coverings.
The following professionals were awarded certification after passing a comprehensive test covering customer relations, window treatment knowledge, installation, product applications and interior design:
Lisa Abbney, Wallpaper Atlanta/Dwoskin, Atlanta, GA
Leslie Archambault, L.A. Decor, Austin, TX
Gabriella Blasini, GK Design Center, Coral Gables, FL
Anna Rose Bodden, Markson's Furniture & Supplies, Ltd., Cayman Island
Karen Bolea, GK Design Center, Coral Gables, FL
Komee Carpenter, Carpenter Designs, Warner Robbins, GA
Patty Cates, Wallpaper Atlanta/Dwoskin, Atlanta, GA
Lois Croce, Fabric Land, North Plainfield, NJ
Margaret DeGange, Homeworks, Bryan, TX
Pat Greeley, Window Dressings, Westborough, MA
Aimee Hallmark, Olde but Goode, Inc., Tampa, FL
Carol Halloway, Seagrove Blinds & Shutters, Seagrove, FL
Carol Hargus, CMB Studios, Austin, TX
Deborah Keedy, Deborah Interiors, East Longmeadow, MA
Cheryl Neville, Cheryl Neville Interiors, Marietta, GA
Lisa Niehaus, Window Accents, Louisville, KY
Nancy Ross, Erwin Technical Center, Tampa, FL
Donna Salsman, Donna's Fabric Works, Milford, CT
Beth Sawyer, Olde but Goode, Inc., Tampa, FL
Marlene Small, Interior Accents, Georgetown, TX
Cynthia Worley, Wallpaper Atlanta/Dwoskin, Atlanta, GA
To sign up for testing or for information on upcoming testing sites, please check the WCAA Web site at www.wcaa.org, or call the national office at (888) 298-9222.
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.
NEW WEB SITE The WCAA has launched a new Web site at www.wcaa.org. This site contains information about member benefits, local chapter news and events, certification program information as well as a product library to order books and sales aids.