Testimonials

Testimonials Deb Barrett- Speaking

“Deb Barrett’s enthusiasm is contagious.”

“They simply do not come any more knowledgeable than Deb Barrett. I began attending Deb’s seminars over 20 years ago and now am honored to collaborate with her on projects. She is an amazing trend spotter on anything that impacts our industry. It is unusual to find someone equally comfortable with textiles or technology, but Deb scores each and every time. She has an amazing teaching style and is so down to earth, you feel like you are having coffee with a good friend who is spilling all the secrets.” Joanne Lenart Weary

“Thanks for another amazing ID drapery school. It was fun to bring some of my team Thanks for all that you do helping us learn and grow our drapery businesses. You inspire us and motivate us to do more.” Quent Blodgett, ID Boise

“Your Textile Trend Watch webinar was awesome! I cannot get over the volume of information & images you pulled together for “us”! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!”   Sandy Anderson, Design Director    Douglass Industries, Inc.

“An incredible amount of information was shared in such a warm and inclusive way! I felt more like a part of a large family gathering.  Keeping it personal, yet professional and on track is a wonderful quality.”

“The how-tos and visual samples in Deb Barrett’s classes were great.”

“She is an amazing spokesperson, she does know the business and it’s great to be taught by a professional, active, business woman.”

“Thanks again also for the fantastic presentation at the Budget Blinds convention. I’m starting to realize just how much there is to know about draperies and soft fashions. Lots to learn!”  Trish Murray

“Your seminar was excellent and one of the best I have ever attended at NeoCon. Thank you!”  Claire Leaman

“Thank you for a great day of presentations!  I believe everyone who attended left with a lot of thoughts and ideas to improve their businesses.” Debbie Campbell, ASID, WCAA, WFCP

“Thank you so much for packing up all your things and traveling all the way down here to help us pull off this event.  It was the biggest, best, and most profitable thing that our chapter has ever done, and we are so glad that you made it possible.  We’re still on cloud nine.  Everyone remarked about what a educational and fun show it was. Rhonda L. Anstett, WCAA Triangle NC

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you and attending your class here in Nashville. You gave me some needed motivation after having been in the industry for many years.”    Grei Hinsen

“I attended your class, which I absolutely loved and could not take fast enough notes; Transform Custom to Couture. “ Brenda Baxter

Testimonials- Industry Expert

“Read thru the report for first pass – WOW!  Lots of good info and I like how you’ve woven in the “so what” commentary to explain impact. It’s going to take us a while to work thru and absorb all of this – you really did a nice job here.”

“You’re amazing Deb, I’d be sleeping right now if I were you!…LOL” Thank you!!!      Terry Rogers

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you again for all of your great feedback and valuable time. I look forward to speaking to you again to learn more about the industry.”  Kirk  Reininger,  J Ennis Fabrics

Coaching / Window Fashion Strategist

“Thanks so much for your time on the phone last evening.  I really can’t begin to tell you how helpful your advice is. “          Kathy Stickney

“You’ve done a phenomenal job. Everyone in the business should have  these books.”

Design Business RX

Design RX could be an entire day-long seminar that occurred before IWCE officially began! Judy Soccio SR Design

What a great concept! Sharon Greiner

Deb and Susan’s RX Seminar was the best thing I did for myself this year!! They help you to think “out of the box” and are resourceful in areas that we as designers don’t have time to research, study and most important understand. This information relates to us personally and in our businesses. Their information on marketing, the change in the design world today, and personal critique have changed my direction in my business. Not only do I have a new excitement for my business, I feel that I am marketing who I am, my authentic self, not what I always thought clients wanted from me….very liberating…. Laurie Buell Wholesale Design

“First, I would like to say that I enjoyed the RX class. We all learn so much from each other and since we are not in direct competition, there is a great deal we can learn from one another’s input. There was just not enough time.” Doreen Mack Loft Expressions

“Thank you for your time at the trade show. Your help has put me back into focus and given me the direction I needed to focus on. I would like to continue further consultation with you.”