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 27 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 was awarded Second Place in 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.
Robin Matthews opened her workroom in 2000. “Seams Sew Right” specializes in window treatments, bedding, slipcovers, cushions and pillows. Robin is known for her innovative fabrication and installation techniques. Her work has been featured in DIY Good Housekeeping, Design NJ and Vision magazines. Robin has taught at The Custom Workroom Conference and Workroom Tech. She is a member of the WCAA, WCAA NJ Chapter and WCAA Virtual Chapter.