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The Carolinas Chapter
The Carolinas Chapter is based in High Point, North Carolina, providing you access to the broadest spectrum of goods and services in the home furnishings industry.
We offer up-to-the-minute professional programming to maximize you and your company's growth potential.
Open to all professionals in the furnishings and design fields, giving you the widest view on industry happenings.
Supporting education through college scholarships, professional grants, and educational programming.
For more information on the Carolinas Chapter, please contact our Membership VP by using the links to the left under chapter officer
August Meeting Information
Wednesday August 6, 2014
Tour of Camellia Nursery
Cam Too was established in 1982 and grew from a long term camellia hobby.
There are now 60 acres and approximately 2 million plants.
For wholesale trade only.
Lunch and Business meeting afterward
Home of Leslie Gunter
Rsvp by Friday 8/1/14
Bonnie Peterson - Celebration of Life
Friday, June 27th at 11am
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
310 South Tremont Drive
Greensboro, NC 27403
There will be a lunch reception immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
In lieu of flowers, it was Bonnie's wish that donations be made to the Bonnie and Bill Peterson Scholarship Fund at High Point University. The address is as follows:
Bonnie and Bill Peterson Scholarship Fund
High Point University
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, North Carolina 27262
"It was so obvious that Bonnie had support from all over the United States during her illness. Bonnie thrived on your thoughts, prayers, and generosity during this difficult time. She fought a good battle, and was hopeful to the end. Thanks again and again for your love and caring." Quote from Bonnie's family
We are so sad to report that our beloved Bonnie Peterson, FIFDA passed away last night, 6/22/14. Bonnie was a member of IFDA for almost 38 years. Please keep her family in your prayers. Her Carolinas Chapter family will miss her spirit and her quick wit. And we know that she was loved by many IFDA friends all over the country. We will update this page with memorial and arrangement information when we know more.
Carolinas Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, May 7th
The Pat Plaxico Garden
The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
Please join us for an evening in the garden with Pat Plaxico
Landscape Architect and Designer
Sally, architect of this extraordinary garden will
share her design with us.
1009 N. Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
RSVP before May 2nd
Joanne Hoover has made arrangements for Rosa Otero's Salem College students to tour Thayer Coggin.
January, 2014 Meeting
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
At the home of our new chapter president, Kathleen Koch
4429 Kendale Rd.
High Point, NC 27265
Join us for potluck dinner
Our Ms. President will be grilling a tasty pork tenderloin, Please bring a side dish to share with everyone.
Our program will be "Learning to Navigate Pinterest"
It will be most beneficial if you already have an active Pinterest account before the meeting. It's very easy and free. Just go to www.pinterest.com to register. And don't forget to bring your laptop or tablet to the meeting if you'd like to follow along on your own device.
And if you don't have an interest in Pinterest, come anyway and share in the hospitality and delicious meal.
Please RSVP to Susan Connor ASAP
Wednesday, June 5th
We Traveled to Durham, NC
for a tour of
Custom Fabric & Wallpaper
Design Studio with
At Spoonflower we make it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap. It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea. She wasn’t alone. The Spoonflower community now numbers over half a million individuals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much, much more. The Spoonflower marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world. The site has appeared in the New York Times, Associated Press, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Make, CRAFT, ApartmentTherapy, Photojojo, and many other terrific publications and blogs.
Spoonflower is a start-up and a work in progress. Its growth has been made possible by the enthusiasm of a worldwide community of people who are passionate about fabric, design and making things. Along the way it has also received help, support and advice from lots of friendly people and organizations, including [TC]2, NCIdea.org, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, and Expand Systems. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome and appreciated.
Carolinas President, Robin Gainey, Trish Mickey, Dawn Brinson,
Susan Connor, Joanne Hoover, & Ruth Clark
Wednesday, March 6 -
Cheminne Taylor-Smith VP Marketing
High Point Market Authority
What's New at the High Point Market
From Carolinas Chapter March meeting
Cheminne Taylor-Smith, VP Marketing High Point Market Authority
"What's New at the High Point Market?" Everything! New and Exciting means for sharing all there is to know about
the April Market. Social Media spreads the word around the world.
Cheminne Taylor- Smith Carolinas Members and Guests
Ellen Gefen, guest Kathly Lloyd, Dawn Brinson, FIFDA,
Nancy High, FIFDA, Ruth Clark, FIFDA, and
Robin Gainey, Carolinas President
From the Carolinas
"Night of Luminaries"
November 7, 2012
The Glittering Carolinas Chapter, IFDA "Night of Luminaries". The spotlight was on noted interior designer, author, TV personality, and makeover expert, Libby Langdon as she received the 2012 Luminary Award.
Carolinas Chapter Members with Libby Langdon
Joanne Hoover, FIFDA; Susan Connor, FIFDA; Libby Langdon 2012 Luminary
Bonnie Peterson, FIFDA; & Robin Gainey, Carolinas Chapter President
2012 Rising Stars
Senior design student selected by schools throughout the region were recognized as 'Rising Stars'. Their unique projects were on display during the evening.
Amber Woody, Meredith; Dana Skelton, NCSU; Rachel Harris, RDU; Allison Carithers, FT;
Libby Langdon, Shannon Clinton, Salem; Ariel Shockley, ASU; Jessica Rose, HPU;
Cassie Bradfield, UNCG
Carolinas Luminary and Rising Stars in 2011
The Carolinas honored Pat Plaxico, noted designer, historical restoration expert. Pat was the recepient of our 2011 Luminary Award. Friends and Industry executives joined us as we celebrated a "Night of Luminaries". Also recognized were six "Rising Stars" , senior design students that were nominated by their schools.
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Immediate Past President
VP Financial Resources
Joanne Rau Hoover, FIFDA
Jennifer Coats Linnell
VP Program Co-Chair
Susan H. Connor, FIFDA
VP Awards & Fellows
Nancy High, FIFDA
VP Educational Foundation
Wilma S. Hammett, FIFDA