Article by Michelle Alperin Photo by Mark Czajkowksi
In October 2012, the Princeton Packet Magazine’s PM Fine Living interviewed Fran Fox for a feature article “custom slipcover seamstress”.
Click here to read the article and find out more about Fran and her business Windham Stitches in Princeton, New Jersey.
Fran was the 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Slipcover Design Contest and lists Windham Stitches on the Slipcover Network Directory.
Dawn with Bernice and Lisa
I would like to thank the members of the Slipcover Network for selecting me as the 2012 national recipient of the Slipcover Summit Scholarship.
For the past two years, I had been encouraged to apply for the scholarship by a colleague, friend and fellow member of the CT River East Chapter of the WCAA. I had declined the first year and when prompted to apply this year, I decided that it could be a great opportunity to include slipcovers as a service offering in my business.
I would be remiss if I did not share with you my doubts that I would be chosen. So naturally, when I received a telephone call from Claudia Buchanan informing me that I indeed had been selected as the scholarship recipient, I was thrilled!
It was an incredible experience to be able to spend three days with such remarkable women and talented instructors like Bernice King, Angie Knowles and Karen Erickson. I gained tremendous knowledge and left each day of class, inspired and truly motivated!
As President of the CT River East Chapter of the WCAA, I have willingly shared my experiences in Hickory, NC with other members of the Chapter and have encouraged them to consider attending the Slipcover Summit in the future.
I consider my experience at the Summit a strong foundation. Over the next year, my intention is to build upon that foundation as I acquire even greater knowledge and obtain the experience necessary to ensure a successful slipcover business.
In closing, please accept my sincere gratitude for the outstanding opportunity I was given. I wish you all the very best and continued success in your business.
President, WCAA CT River East Chapter