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Education

Abby Chick Presentation

Abby will share how she prioritizes artistry without sacrificing profitability and efficiency in her flower shop. Her blend of established/proven methods along with her progressive practices have made her a success in her own market. Abby is an emerging educator leading the way in retail floristry education. She will explore . . .

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The WSFA at this year’s Carolina Classic Fair

The numbers are in: 270,190 guests attended the Carolina Classic Fair—including 16,805 attendees on Friday, September 29, the largest opening day since 2013. Overall attendance was up 18% over 2022’s Carolina Classic Fair, which had a total attendance of 229,761. In addition to an uptick in attendees, the Carolina Classic Fair also experienced an increase in the number of competitive entries, which includes everything from livestock and produce to canned food items, flowers and arts & crafts . . .

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September Design Shows Across NC

The NC State Florist Association working with Teleflora and Cyn-Mar are proud to bring you two exciting design programs across the state.  Highlight either image below and print them out for further reference or to email to your business associates and/or friends.  Please share to your allied associations to offer them the chance to further educate themselves.

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Competition Workshop at Lihmil Wholesale

The NCSFA 2023 Pre-Convention Competition Workshop held at Lihmil Wholesale Flowers on Sunday July 16th was a Great success. We want to give a special thanks to our Mentor and talented Instructor Stephanie Garrett, NCCPF AIFD CFD for coordinating the event. Everyone who participated in the workshop absolutely enjoyed it and showed off their creative talents.

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Recap of the 2023 NCCPF Hands-on School

The graded design was a cascading bridal bouquet made in a holder. The final day of class was more relaxed and students were allowed to utilize their creativity and design floral jewelry. Great creativity!! We had rings, earrings, bracelets, flower crowns, necklaces! Awesome job by all in attendance.

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AIFD Guide to Floral Design Book

The AIFD Guide to Floral Design is the floral designers ultimate reference guide. Everything from Plant Physiology to Design Elements to Cut Flower Care and Handling is covered in this meticulously complied compendium. Don’t expect a lot of pretty pictures, do expect the most complete collection of floral design information available in one book. This book is a must for every serious floral designer.

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AIFD 2022 National Symposium Heading to Vegas

AIFD is Heading to Vegas AIFD is once again offering our association a complimentary General Registration (non-refundable/not-transferable) to attend their annual symposium.  The 2022 Symposium will be located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s a note from one of their directors, “We realize that the past 18 months have posed a myriad of trials and tribulations.

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Recap of the 2019 NCCPF Hands-on School

The graded design was a cascading bridal bouquet made in a holder. The final day of class was more relaxed and students were allowed to utilize their creativity and design floral jewelry. Great creativity!! We had rings, earrings, bracelets, flower crowns, necklaces! Awesome job by all in attendance.

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BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP
.....artistic design in real time with a unique perspective
3:00 - 4:30 pm Inquire at Registration table

This hands-on workshop will give you mechanical concepts and skills to easily construct intricate and impressive floral accessories to offer beyond corsages. These techniques will set you up to create designs that are updated, fashion-forward and artful while remaining mechanically strong and wearable.
* Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters, and knives.

Heather Ann Miller, NCCPF is the creative director of Eclectic Sage, a Raleigh based event design and floral studio. While spending many years working in the interior architectural design field, Heather also explored product and textile design. During these explorations, she realized she loved the studio experience and started contributing her artistic eye for colors, trends, and design to a wide variety of projects. Her venture with Eclectic Sage bridges her various art forms and allows her to lend a unique perspective to every design. To see some of her work check out her website www.eclecticsage.com and follow her on Instagram where she often shares behind the scene stories. @eclecticsage

Sponsored by the NCSFA Education Committee

FREE to observe for Weekend Ticket Holders - $25 to Participate
Please pre-register so we'll know how many flowers to provide.

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP

FFA WORKSHOP - Impress your AG Department
presented by former NCSFA President
Friday   4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Mendenhall Room
Sherri Suttle, Bostic, NC

Whether you are making arrangements for an FFA banquet , prom, etc. , learn how to make designs with an unexpected twist that will leave students and teachers alike in awe of what just came from the Ag Department! We will be using a variety of flowers, floral products and non traditional design products to create beautiful centerpieces that are sure to be a hit. Sherri will be showing you design tips, tricks and ideas, but this is a hands on class as well. So……. let your creative juices start flowing now!

$15 Discount Coupon for Members in the Members Zone

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY FFA WORKSHOP CHECKOUT

DESIGN II PROGRAM - "Will You Marry Me"
secrets will be revealed from a pro .....
Saturday - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the Chimney Rock Room

Flowers are much more than flowers in the 21st century, and to separate yourselves from the competition, you need to do much more than just flowers.  This program will open your eyes to possibilities that have worked well for Fresh Affairs and Michael will share some of their secrets that will help you take a different approach to your consults and services that you should be offering!

Michael Whaley Aifd Cfd has over three decades of experience in the floral industry and has been involved with every aspect during his career. He has a passion for continuing self-education and, more importantly, sharing that acquired knowledge with other designers in the industry. Over the years he has studied with some of the greatest designers in the world including Gregor Lersch, Hitomi Gilliam, Tomas De Bruyne and Per Benjamin among others.  Michael has been awarded NCSFA Designer of the Year and Southern Retail Florist Association Designer of the Year.  His love of interpretive design led him to The Jim Treadway Cup for interpretive design and after winning this coveted competition three times he was inducted into the Jim Treadway Hall of Fame.  He was also a regional representative for Americas Cup, Great American Design Competition.  Michael was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers and has been heavily involved with programs presented at AIFD National Symposium. He is currently the chairman of the National Education Committee, serves as vice president of the Southern Chapter of AIFD, and is an AIFD certified evaluator/judge.  Michael currently works as Creative Director for Fresh Affairs, an upscale wedding and special events studio based in Raleigh, NC. 

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