North Carolina State Florists Association

An Elite Community of Floral Experts

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CONVENTION 2019

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DESIGN-II-program-Will-you-Marry-Me
DESIGN-III-program-A-Measure-in-time-through-Floral-Fashion

Five Design Programs for your Education and Enjoyment

Cost to Attend:   $50 a Program

TERMS and CONDITIONS

* *   FREE admittance for Full Pass Ticketholders or Ticketholders that have any All Day Tickets (for example: If you have an All Day Saturday ticket, you can attend the 3 Design shows on that day but not come back for the Sunday shows, vice versa.  Pick your Tickets up at the Registration table.

* *   If you’re an Active or Associate member in good standing, you can purchase the tickets for any show for 1/2 price for your guest(s).  Make sure you login first and you’ll see the discounted ticket rates.

Online Ticket Purchases for Design Programs has expired. Check at the registration table if you need a last minute ticket.

Two Friday Hands-On Workshops to Enhance your Creativity

Sunday Night Members' Banquet Only $75

ALL DAY PASSES

$90

Includes All Food and Friday Competitions
Does not include the workshops

$100

Includes 3 Design Shows and Dinner
Over $200 value

$135

Includes Lunch and Formal Dinner
and 2 Design Shows

Fruit of the Loom Ink Printed 5-Ounce Heavy Cotton HD T-Shirts

HELP SUPPORT OUR ASSOCIATION

Black and Ash - Limited Quantities and Sizes

Pre-Order and Pickup at Convention

Sizes Small - 3X Large

Price: $20 - $24

RESERVE YOUR SHIRTS IN YOUR MEMBER ZONE

PURCHASE TICKETS SECURELY BELOW

ALL ONLINE TICKETS SALES HAVE EXPIRED FOR THIS YEAR

I’d like to personally thank you for all your support for this year’s convention. Without you, the members, and also all of our loyal wholesale sponsors, there wouldn’t be an annual convention. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing all of you down our way.

Danny Hinton, NCSFA President

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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

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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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