• Delaware-WCAA has a new chapter in Delaware. Its first official meeting will be September 11 in Annapolis, MD. For more information, please contact Bonnie Kramer at (302) 235-1316, or Mark Nortman at the WCAA office.
• St. Louis, MO-We also have a new chapter starting in St. Louis, MO. Its first informational meeting will be September 10, at the Frontenac Hilton. For information on the meeting please contact Mark Nortman in the WCAA office: (888) 298-9222.
Kitty Stein was available in the WCAA booth at the Pacific Home Fashion Fair in Las Vegas, NV. Several people stopped by to have Stein autograph her books.
Stein is the newest member of the Board of Directors and is looking forward to helping WCAA expand its membership base to include more workrooms. With more than 22 years experience in the window coverings industry, Stein's presence will help the association address the needs of independent workrooms. She would like to be a voice for all workrooms and encourages any questions or suggestions be directed to her at (540) 667-5939, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The Yardage Finder 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.