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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

    • October 01, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hyatt Place Sharonville Convention Center, 11345 Chester Road Cincinnati OH, 45246
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    Registration is closed

    The NUA is excited to host an event in conjunction with the Custom Workroom Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

    This class is currently full. Join the waitlist to be notified in the case of a cancellation. 

    CWC Pre-Event: French Mattress Cushion Workshop

    Sunday, October 1st, 2023 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

    led by Polly Waite

    Join us for a comprehensive French Mattress Cushion Workshop that will take you through the process from start to finish. Each participant will leave with a completed cushion.

    A classically trained upholsterer and member of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishings, Polly is also a featured restorer on UK Channel 4’s new show, Mend It For Money!

    Registration fees for this event include admission to the Happy Hour event from 6:00pm to 7:30pm proceeding the class.


    NUA Members: $100
    Non-NUA Members: $150

    Interested in attending the Happy Hour only? Purchase tickets at the event link here.


    1:00pm - 5:00pm   French Mattress Cushion Workshop

    6:00pm - 7:30pm   Happy Hour Event


    The NUA has negotiated a special hotel room rate with the Hyatt for participants arriving early for the workshop. For information and instructions on booking this special rate for the night of September 30th, please click here.

    Questions? Email us.

    • October 01, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Hyatt Place Sharonville Convention Center, 11345 Chester Road Cincinnati OH, 45246

    The NUA is excited to host an event in conjunction with the Custom Workroom Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

    Registration is now closed. See you at CWC!


    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM EDT

    Join us for a Happy Hour event hosted by the National Upholstery Association!

    This event will take place in the lobby of the Hyatt Place hotel. Price includes a drink ticket and appetizers.


    NUA Members / Non-Members: $25

    Interested in attending the French Mattress Cushion Workshop too? Registration fees for the workshop include admission to the Happy Hour event. Purchase tickets here.


    6:00pm - 7:30pm   Happy Hour Event

    Questions? Email us.

    • October 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Custom linen slipcovers are more popular than ever. Each month, you can find multiple examples of expertly-crafted slipcover designs in bleached-white, natural, or colorfully printed linen gracing the pages of the most popular shelter magazines. Learn about how this natural fiber is processed for textiles and the long history of its use for slipcovers to protect upholstered furniture. You will be inspired to create classic details (like micro-cord, scalloped edges, ties, button closures, and short pleated ruffles) and learn techniques to minimize the challenges and highlight the beauty of linen fabric.

    Jeanelle Dech is president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, an innovative textile printing company in West Chester, PA. She is a friendly and engaging speaker, known for her entrepreneurial spirit, love of natural linen fabric, Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, and workroom profitability training. In 2015 she launched The Workroom Marketplace ( and The Workroom Channel (, which hosts a series of online training programs for sewing professionals.  She is the creative energy behind The Workroom Channel’s METHOD SHARE series, REAL WORKROOM TOURS, the FLY ON THE WALL series, and countless other collaborative efforts serving the Custom Workroom Industry.

    • October 20, 2023
    • October 22, 2023
    • Sahuarita, AZ

    3-day Small Chair Upholstery Workshop with kim's upholstery

    october 20-22, 2023.

    Click here for registration and full details!

    This hands-on chair upholstery workshop is packed full of learning opportunities. Learn how to reupholster a chair while working on your own project. These workshops are specifically designed to help beginners and more advanced upholsterers learn how to reupholster a bare chair frame and hone their skills.

    Whether a DIYer, a beginner, or a more advanced upholsterer, you will be taking away a lot of new knowledge and confidence. We limit the class size to only 6 students, which means you will have one-on-one instruction. By the end of the workshop, you will have a finished piece to be proud of.

    Expect to learn new techniques, acquire new skills, and have fun!

    • December 12, 2023
    • 1:00 PM (EST)

    With James Wulfgar

    3D Printing technology offers sustainable solutions for repair and construction on upholstery frames. 

    James is the Makerspace Manager and Facilities Lead at the MatchBOX co-working studio in Lafayette, Indiana. He enjoys making things and helping other make things in the Makerspace here at MatchBOX, and has been a maker for the better part of two decades. James has a passion for creating, and in free-time does a lot of maker-related things such as costuming/cosplay and building sets and props for film.

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