Events Calendar

Events for all NUA events are displayed in the calendar below. Members can view events not available to public. 

If you are an Industry Partner, you can advertise up to 6 trade show appearances/events on the calendar each year. If you are an Educator member, you can advertise up to 12 classes on the calendar each year. To add events, contact us

Upcoming events

    • April 13, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Gareth Rees, course writer/principle tutor with Upholstery Education, Master Upholsterer, and co-owner/principle tutor of The British School of Upholstered Furniture, joins us for the "The History of Upholstered Furniture". 

    Watch your email for the opportunity to register for this event. Registration information for the webinars is emailed to members two weeks prior to the event, so be sure to sign up. All webinars are hosted through Zoom, so members will need to download the Zoom client (free) to participate. 

    Zoom allows participants to view the webinar as well as ask questions real-time. Each webinar is recorded and made available for members to view for at least one month after the original broadcast date.

    • April 20, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the NUA Membership Committee

    • April 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Monthly meeting of the Volunteer Committee, led by Carla Pyle, over Zoom

    • April 27, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    "The Oldest Piece of Furniture I Re-Upholstered" Share!

    After NUA members learned about the history of furniture at this month's webinar, let's talk about any historical pieces that you've re-upholstered! Share pics of your work. Share the stories of these older pieces. Share what that chair could say if it could talk. Share any steps you needed to take for restoration.

    Let's share stories of the older pieces of furniture you've restored at this month's Community Meeting. 

    Join us April 27th at 1 pm ET for a discussion. Open to members and non-members.

    Register
    • May 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    40 years in the making, with the federal government first beginning work on this project in 1968, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) will finally go into effect June 25, 2021.

    Signed into law in December 2020, this law, known as the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA), nationalizes the 2013 version of California’s Technical Bulletin 117. Join IFAI and product safety attorney and former CPSC official, Neal Cohen, who will explain the federal requirements of the new law, its origins, and – importantly – best practices and what to expect from CPSC and in the marketplace.

    (NUA Members, see the "Members Only" event on the calendar to get free registration to this event.)

    Register today! 

    Note, that attendees need to log in to register for the Webinar. For anyone that does not have a log in, they should create a new user account.




    • May 18, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the NUA Membership Committee

    • May 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    How will the new Fire Safety Regulations affect your business?

    Let's discuss how the new fire regulations will affect your business. Are there any changes that you'll be making? Any questions the NUA can pass along for clarification?

    Join May 25th at 1 pm ET for a discussion. 

    Register

    • June 22, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Summer Series on Work Flow (Part 1 of 2)

    Let's discuss methods businesses use to keep track of their incoming projects. Do you use a bulletin board? software? a series of post-it notes?

    This is the first part part of the discussion of Work Flow in your Upholstery Business.

    Join us June 22 at 1 pm ET. 

    Register
    • July 27, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Summer Series on Work Flow (Part 2 of 2)

    Let's discuss scheduling changes. How do you prioritize? How do you handle backordered fabric or foam? How do you re-schedule someone that hasn't made a fabric decision? This is the second part of the discussion of Work Flow in your Upholstery Business.

    Join us July 27 at 1 pm ET.

    Register

    • September 14, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Please join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 1 pm EST as we speak with Nick live and discuss with him his deep understanding of what it means to be a maker. You are certain to leave inspired! If you would like to listen to an excerpt of his book, Material: Making and the Art of Transformation, or purchase a copy for yourself before the webinar visit this website https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/material/

    Nick Kary was born in Vienna Austria in 1961. He has lived in the UK for most of his life and has worked as a furniture designer and maker in London, Mexico and Devon since 1987. Over the last 10 years, he has split his time between making, teaching, and writing. He is a visiting lecturer at the Schumacher College in Devon and an associate lecturer at Plymouth University. He also runs furniture-making workshops at The Brake creative center in South Devon. Material is his first published work (2020) and expresses his love and interest in the relationship between humans and the natural world through our inclination to make.


Past events

March 26, 2021 Volunteer Committee Meeting
March 23, 2021 Community Meeting
March 16, 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
March 09, 2021 Webinar: "Social Media & Your Sales Funnel"
February 26, 2021 Volunteer Committee Meeting
February 23, 2021 Community Meeting
February 16, 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
February 09, 2021 Webinar: "A Professional's Guide to Understanding Leather"
January 26, 2021 Community Meeting
January 22, 2021 Volunteer Committee Meeting
January 19, 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
January 12, 2021 Webinar: "Fast Fashion & its Discontents"
December 18, 2020 Volunteer Committee Meeting
December 15, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
December 11, 2020 Virtual Upholstery Symposium
December 09, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
November 27, 2020 Volunteer Coordination Committee Meeting
November 17, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
November 11, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
October 27, 2020 October Upholstery Community Meeting
October 23, 2020 Volunteer Coordination Committee Meeting
October 14, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
October 06, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
September 22, 2020 September Upholstery Community Meeting
September 17, 2020 3rd Annual Upholstery MeetUp hosted by Kim's Upholstery
September 09, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
September 01, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
August 25, 2020 August Upholstery Community Meeting
August 12, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
August 04, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
July 28, 2020 July Upholstery Community Meeting
July 14, 2020 July Webinar: Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Run Your Business
July 08, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
June 30, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
June 23, 2020 June Upholstery Community Meeting
June 10, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
June 02, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
May 26, 2020 May Upholstery Community Meeting
May 13, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
May 12, 2020 May Webinar: Insurance
May 06, 2020 Upholstery Community Meeting
May 05, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
April 30, 2020 Zoom meeting with Educator Members Only
April 29, 2020 Upholstery Community Meeting
April 14, 2020 April Webinar: Textile Safety, Why and How to Green Your Textile Choices
April 08, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
April 01, 2020 Upholstery Community Meeting
March 31, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
March 30, 2020 Webinar: Managing Your Finances During A Business Disruption
March 25, 2020 Upholstery Community Meeting
March 12, 2020 NUA Strategic Plan Launch Webinar
March 11, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
March 10, 2020 March Webinar: Once Upon a Hide
March 03, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
February 12, 2020 NUA Board Meeting
February 11, 2020 February Webinar: Understanding Performance Fabrics
February 04, 2020 NUA Membership Committee Mtg
January 14, 2020 January Webinar: How to do Email Marketing with Joy and Ease
December 10, 2019 December 10th Webinar
November 12, 2019 November Webinar: Tools & Gadgets
October 08, 2019 October Webinar: Tufted French Mattress Cushion
September 16, 2019 Custom Workroom Conference & Marketplace
September 15, 2019 Take Your Skills to the Next Level - Aspire to Inspire
September 10, 2019 September Webinar: Website basics
September 02, 2019 PR Committee Meeting
August 20, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
August 19, 2019 PR Committee Meeting
August 13, 2019 August Webinar: Foam Selection
August 06, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
August 05, 2019 PR Committee Meeting
July 31, 2019 2nd Annual Upholstery Meet Up
July 23, 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
July 22, 2019 PR Committee Meeting
July 09, 2019 July Webinar: Meet the Board of Directors
July 01, 2019 NUA Membership Opens
May 07, 2019 Upholstery in New York City with Master Artisan Upholsterer Bruno Lopez
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