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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
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
Dawn W. Brinson, FIFDA
VP Financial Resources
Joanne Rau Hoover, FIFDA
Bonnie L. Peterson, FIFDA
Joyce M. Poynton, 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