Saturday, April 30, 2005
The greatest news, we now have a Slipcover Summit Board of Directors, and this means there is a group organizing the event instead of a few people. It is a very time consuming task to organize an annual event such as this. 5 years into this Annual retreat, we keep moving ahead.
Plan now.... Save your $$....
We had 3 scholarship awardees, we have a scholarship fund available for folks who never have attend a Summit. Happy to announce more about this later.
I am in Arizona doing 2 days with Claudia at the Sun Festival and then home. Finally home, after talking about slipcovers for almost 3 weeks.
Education is the key... Remember all of us educate the public about slipcovers.
Bye for now
K with SA
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
We missed all of you who were unable to attend this year’s Slipcover Summit in Tampa. It was an awesome opportunity to learn some new techniques and learn from each other the many different ways to do things.
Next year’s Slipcover Summit will be in June in Phoenix, and even though it is more than a year away we want to start planning for it now. The workshops that are offered are determined by what you, as slipcover professionals and as those who are new to slipcovering, want to learn. You may have heard of some of the classes that were offered this year. A few of the topics covered included cutting double on half, using zippers and other closures, taking better photographs, the business of slipcovering, cushion fillings, washing fabric, covering a headboard.
So, please let us know if there is any topic that you would like to see offered next year in Phoenix. Just post your suggestions here so that other people can benefit from reading your great ideas and start thinking of what they would like to see offered.
Or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to put togther a scrapbook for Judit and I, if anyone would be kind enough to share some pictures with me.
Looking forward to the next one, and boy the topics are popping up like weeds. How many can we have ?
Suggestions: lining slipcovers. telephone estimates ( question tree ).
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
bring every single problem, disappointment or curiosity you ever had about a slipcover.
this is the place THE SUMMIT !!!!! YAY !!!!!!!!
click on http://www.slipcoveramerica.com if you don't know about it yet.
bring it to attention as soon as you arrive, heck, bring IT. Problems are our children, they only need reassessing. Bring it right at the beginning, don't be shy.
Monday, April 11, 2005
various people are looking share, maybe a whole new bigger room will work ?
Saturday, April 09, 2005
I'll see what I can find around here. Sadly, what I have isn't any better. :(
Anyway, thanks again. And sorry to have put you to all that trouble.
If you can get another photo to me I am happy to put it in for the next issue.
By the way, think of something to write about. You are starting to be a regular.
Yeah I think the Press looks the best ever. In color and a lot of good information from everyone. That is what the Slipcover Press is all about.
Now if we could just get a few more advertisers... That would be great!....
Oh, and Karen - if that's the best photo you have of me... I think I'd better find you a new one... Actually, that's a NORMAL photo; I want a GOOD one (with airbrushing - LOTS of airbrushing).
Thursday, April 07, 2005
A reason to offer to wash first, if of course the fabric could in fact be washed and look better or at least acceptable. More elastic that way, more forgiving.
As to fixing it once done, I have done did this myself, and it cost me $625 bucks and a friendship.
Mucho better to avoid offering, or to specify narrowly.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Not that I write anything, but I do let them know, I haven't seen it, I am not responsible.
There's no easy fix if the absent one is bigger or different. Easier to make another new one.
Here is Kim's from Portland
Making two slips for "supposedly" identical chairs... the second chair was
unavailable to me until installation. And (duh) they were NOT identical.
I have more... let me think....
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
I had 3 weeks to get everything together and now I am looking at being gone for 3 weeks, and the printer is pulling its stuff while I am trying to print out the Slipcover Press.............
I only want to sew....................
K with SA
I give them the whole price and then if they want a break down I supply that.
What they want to know is the whole price. But if they are concerned about pricing, I am happy :) (not really) to point out where we could save them a little money.
Hope this helps.
K with SA
When you charge for an insert, fabricated from various components (foam, feather/down, wrap, lightweight canvas or twill, zipper, thread, etc.), I am assuming that your quote INCLUDES the cost of all components AND labor - you're charging for an "insert" and providing a quote for an "insert" NOT "fabric, materials, and labor reqired for insert". Am I correct in assuming this? (phew!)
I really must stop posting before caffeine ingestion.
Dede (who really, REALLY wants to come...) *sniff*
Monday, April 04, 2005
Is price listed for LABOR ONLY to fabricate a finished insert [foam (with or without feather/down topper), wrap, stitched or zippered casing]? If a feather/down topper (a la' Alicia) IS ordered with the insert, is that an additional labor cost? (I'm assuming "yes" but just checking.)
Many, many thanks again to Karen for establishing a consistent national pricing structure, and to all the volunteers who made it possible.
Have fun at the Summit, everyone... *sob*
another silly idea, and a waste of $11.20, but I had fun doing it.
never let it be said I didn't try everything once.