Carol Zentgraf is a designer, writer, and editor specializing in sewing, fabrics, and decorating. She has a degree in art and interior design from Drake University and especially enjoys incorporating a variety of artistic techniques into her fabric projects. Carol has worked in the craft and sewing industries as both a designer and editor for more than thirty years and is the author of eight books. She is also a regular contributor to several magazines and websites. Carol lives in illinois.
Karen Erickson has been engaged in the home decor interior industry for more than 20 years. In 1986, she started Fine Finishing by Karen as a part-time home based business designing and fabricating draperies, slipcovers and other fabric accessories. In 1998, her company became a corporation with a name change to Slipcover America, Inc. (http://www.slipcoveramerica.com). She has worked with designers, decorators and retail customers throughout the United States, specializing in on-site fabrication (in customer’s homes). Karen instructs both in the U.S. and Canada doing seminars and workshops at fabric stores, for sewing guilds, in professional workrooms, and at numerous trade show and groups. In January of 2007, she partnered with Claudia Buchanan of Sew What! to start http://www.HomeFashionsU.com. She lives in Snohomish, WA.