About the Virtual Chapter
The WCAA Virtual Chapter is one chapter among many in the Window Coverings Association of America. We provide education to make it easy to grow your business exactly where you are, join a supportive community and learn from other experienced business owners. We provide monthly educational webinars that include best business practices, fabrication techniques, social media and marketing ideas and vendor resources. As an organization, since we believe in community over competition, our goal is to provide an environment where that is exemplified. We are under the very supportive umbrella, WCAA National, Your national membership provides you access to some wonderful window treatment vendors and industry partners - make sure to get familiar with them. You can find links to the industry partners websites here.
Meet the Virtual Chapter Board
Kathryn Dillon owns and operates Kathryn Dillon Drapery and Design LLC, a full service window treatment and soft goods design and fabrication business. Kathryn has built her business by consistently providing exquisitely handcrafted products and services in addition to window coverings, such as furniture, upholstery, rugs and paint color selections to busy homeowners and executives. Over the past 28 years, she has created lasting relationships with repeat clients and those that value attention to detail throughout the design and fabrication process. Kathryn credits the success of her business to the trust her clients have placed in her collaborative style, her ability to listen and transform their design dilemmas into beautiful as well as functional solutions.
Kathryn completed a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Clothing along with a Studio Concentration in Fiber Arts from Colorado State University. She has continued to add to her own professional development by attending seminars, conferences and receiving business coaching. Kathryn is an avid learner and has received certification in Slipcover Fabrication Techniques and Shades and Advanced Top Treatments and certification as a WFCP Designer and Workroom Specialist by completing the Window Fashions Certified Professional Program. In March of 2017 she received an award at the IWCE Vision Workroom Competition in the Bedding and Pillows category. She had been a local and national WCAA member since 2005 and has served on several committees in the Atlanta Chapter. She is currently the President of the WCAA Virtual Chapter. Kathryn has also been a frequent contributor to Vision Magazine since 2017.
Born in the Midwest, Jill grew up in Minnesota, started college in Wisconsin, took a brief hiatus to travel, and then continued her studies in Minnesota. She received a thorough education in interior design, window treatment design/fabrication, and upholstery. Jill started Impressive Windows & Interiors LLC when her children were young and worked part-time until they were older. In 2015, before her boys left the nest, she opened a showroom in downtown Hastings, Minnesota. She recognized the need for access to a broader range of products and services for her peers, so Jill founded My Designer Concierge, a buying group for the soft furnishing industry in 2017. In 2019, she furthered her dedication to the soft furnishing industry by founding a cordless shade distribution company focused on child-safety called Cordless-Shade.com. She is a self-proclaimed neat freak and organizational wizard.