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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rebekah Radisch, UNC-TV Publicity: 919-549-7177, [email protected] Dan Rutter, Cutters Productions: 704-522-9900, [email protected]   DYNAMIC DIY DUO DESIGNS DREAM HOME IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS See It As It Happens On Public Television’s For Your Home With Vicki Payne & Sloan Rutter

Join television’s most popular DIY duo, mother/daughter co-hosts Vicki Payne and Sloan Rutter, for the 25th season of For Your Home (FYH)—and the most demanding one ever! For the first time, these do-it-yourself designers do it for a great cause—the 2008 Susan G. Komen Dream Home Project!

Vicki and Sloan again share their design expertise and experiences as they show you how to DIY with FYH. This season, however, there’s a catch. Vicki and Sloan only have 13 days to decorate and landscape this custom-built 4600-square foot house completely. In reality-show style, enjoy a front row seat to all the planning, coordination, setbacks and teamwork it takes to decorate a show house in less than 2 weeks!

Charlotte magazine’s highly anticipated 2008 Dream Home partnered with For Your Home, the #2 most aired house and garden show airing nationally on public television stations (after Martha Stewart)*, for this exciting project. Tours of the Dream Home help support the Susan G. Komen Fund, the largest grassroots initiative for finding a cure for breast cancer. Always a go-getter, Vicki enthusiastically takes on the cause—and for her this project is personal.

“As a cancer survivor,” notes Vicki, “it is a true honor to be involved with this project. Sloan and I look forward to sharing our ideas and concepts with our regular TV viewers as well as the thousands of attendees that will be touring the home. We will be relying on our national sponsors as well as dozens of volunteers to create a space that radiates the true spirit of the season and this important cause.”

Once completed, thousands of visitors will tour this home looking for extraordinary decorating and gardening ideas. The building of this 4,600- square-foot English style cottage home, designed and constructed by E.S. Johnson Builders, began in January 2008. The home will open to the public Thanksgiving weekend 2008, and remain open for four weekends during the holiday season. Special events, workshops, and tours will take place with all proceeds benefiting the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.   For Your Home’s highlights this season include: ▪ Fabulous entrance colors and decorative touches offer an elegant and inviting ambiance ▪ An owner’s suite oasis features a mix of textures, space and a perfect spa retreat. ▪ A teen boy’s room gets the designers’ touch with gaming center and study space. ▪ Project Runway inspires a teen girl’s room with sewing and fashion design areas. ▪ A great guest suite retreat offers inviting and relaxing style. ▪ Family space features uncluttered room for TV, music, computers and more. ▪ A music salon/formal dining room sets the stage for mellow music and entertaining. ▪ Master gardeners offer advice and tips for making the most of outdoor living spaces. ▪ And much more!   Each half-hour episode of this viewer favorite still showcases the FYH “You Can Do It” trademark: easy, step-by-step directions for successfully creating beautiful and useful home decorating, remodeling, crafts and gardening projects. In addition, leading home and garden professionals reveal their insiders’ know how in each show. For Your Home brings all that this season, with the lively, fast-paced action found in the anything can happen excitement of reality television.

As the project comes together, get great ideas for designer touches you can do yourself while watching Vicki and Sloan put the dream in home [insert local dates/times]. Visit for news, tips, insider information and more For Your Home.

Produced by Charlotte-based Cutters Productions, For Your Home showcases cutting-edge designer trends shot on location, along with leading experts in all fields of homo improvement and design.

  *Source: Backchannelmedia, Inc.

For Your Home 2500 Series—Dream Home in Less Than 2 Weeks

Join TV’s most popular DIY duo, mother/daughter Vicki Payne and Sloan Rutter, for the 25th season of For Your Home (FYH)—and the most demanding one ever! For the first time, these do-it-yourself designers do it for a great cause—the 2008 Susan G. Komen Dream Home! Vicki and Sloan share their design expertise and experiences as they show you how to DIY with FYH. This season, however, there’s a catch—only 13 days to decorate and landscape this custom-built 4600-square foot house! In exciting, reality-show style, witness all the planning, coordination, setbacks and teamwork. Get great ideas you can do as Vicki and Sloan put the dream in home [insert local dates/times]. Visit for more information.

Welcome to the Dream Home Vicki and Sloan introduce this season’s project—the Susan G. Komen Dream Home. Meet the builder, tour the home and peek at the overall project. Vicki and Sloan supervise the outdoor landscaping launch. (2501)   A Space of His Own The teenage boy’s room gets the designers’ touch first. Working with cream, black and brown hues, Vicki and Sloan add a gaming center and study space to this uniquely shaped room. (2502)   Be Our Guest The focus turns to the guest suite as Vicki and Sloan create a relaxing and inviting space. Bright splashes of orange and gold lighten up a natural milieu. (2503)   Project Runway The fashion world’s popular reality series inspires this teen’s bedroom as Vicki and Sloan select bold pink and orange toned designer fabrics to decorate a room that includes a sewing and fashion design area. (2504)   Media Chic Entertainment comes in many forms at this Dream Home. Vicki and Sloan create a space where family members can watch TV, hone musical skills, work on computers or just enjoy each other’s company. (2505)   Outdoor Living Landscaping, gardening and the environment get their due as Vicki and Sloan decorate two outdoor porches, plant stunning container gardens, preserve the lot’s trees and natural areas with expert advice from master gardeners. (2506)   Owner’s Retreat The master suite gets a mellow wash of creamy fabrics, leathers and tiles as Vicki and Sloan create the perfect spa retreat for today’s busy homeowners. Walk through showers, a deep soaking tub, ample closets, down filled bedding and soft rugs will make you exclaim, “I have to have that room!” (2507)   Keeping the Family Close Home is where the heart is and the heart of the home is where the family is—a cheery area featuring a keeping room, casual dining area and kitchen. Working with buttery colors and durable fabrics, Vicki and Sloan put an elegant spin on this multipurpose space. (2508)   Music & Little Black Dresses Inspired by original black and white paintings of little black dresses and a baby grand piano, Vicki and Sloan decorate the music salon and create a warm and welcoming formal dining room that sets the perfect stage for mellow music and entertaining. (2509)   Grand Entrances Grand style greets visitors as Vicki and Sloan furnish the foyer and living room in pink, brown and cream tones. Decorative glass sconces and deep, plush rugs create an elegant and inviting ambiance for the more formal areas of the Dream Home. (2510)   Don’t Forget the Yard Since the outside matters as much as the inside, Vicki and Sloan share their garden designs and vision. They get expert advice to keep the landscape environmentally friendly, personal and low maintenance. (2511)   Working in Style The workspaces of the home get their fair share of attention as Vicki and Sloan show you how to create a handy workshop in the garage and organize the mudroom and laundry area. They also share tips on setting up a computer center for the entire family. (2512)   Take the Tour It’s almost a wrap on this season’s Dream Home, but first Vicki and Sloan share some behind the scene looks at this season’s project, the 5K Race for the Cure and the Bubble Ball, a black tie event that marked the official opening of the Dream Home. (2513)  

About the Hosts: Vicki Payne—As the creative force behind Charlotte, NC-based Cutters Productions, Vicki Payne brings three decades of ever-increasing influence to the world of how-to. She serves as a consultant to companies throughout the craft and hobby industries. She is a member of the Art Glass Association (AGA), Hobby International Association, Association of Creative Crafts, Designers Association, and the Society of Craft Designers. She also served as Chairperson of the AGA Manufacturers' Committee. Recognizing her proven record of success, the craft and hobby industries increasingly utilize the well-regarded development and marketing strategies pioneered by Vicki. In addition to her near ubiquitous television presence, she is also a frequent guest at national and regional home improvement and crafting shows. As an accomplished writer, speaker and educator, Vicki is an in- demand subject for interviews and guest columns in craft and trade magazines. Her most recent book, 2007’s Easy Home Organizer: 15-Minute Step- by-Step Solutions.   Sloan Rutter—Since 1996 Sloan Rutter and her mother, internationally recognized craft and home improvement expert Vicki Payne, have hosted public television’s For Your Home (FYH). Virtually raised on educational television, Sloan started her television career as a teenaged extra on her mother’s original series Glass with Vicki Payne. Sloan shares her years of experience along with a flair for the creative on FYH and her own show Paint, Paper & Crafts. Now Sloan carries on the family tradition by featuring her own children in some episodes of For Your Home and Paint, Paper & Crafts.   About Cutters Productions: Cutters Productions proudly produces quality lifestyle and how-to programming, including the successful national public television series For Your Home, The Donna Dewberry Show, Glass with Vicki Payne and Paint, Paper & Crafts. Cutters also produced the national pledge specials Donna Dewberry’s Painting Extravaganza, Donna Dewberry’s Painting Spectacular, The New Generation of One Stroke Painting, Kid Concoctions 1 & 2, Learn to Knit, Scrapbook Memories For Your Home and Savvy Senior. Cutters Productions, earned the American Public Television (APT) 2005 MVP Award. To date Cutters has provided APT with 23 program titles for national public television distribution, many of which were highly successful fundraising programs. Cutters’ One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry remains one of the top-grossing how-to pledge programs ever produced. For more information about For Your Home and other Cutters Productions, please visit Cutters online at   About UNC-TV: UNC-TV, North Carolina’s 11-station, statewide television network, co- produces the series as part of its commitment to using telecommunications wisely and imaginatively to inform, educate and enlighten. UNC-TV’s unique programs and services provide people of all ages with enriching, life- changing television.   About American Public Television: American Public Television (APT), distributing more than 300 new program titles per year and with more than 10,000 hours of programming in its library, marks 47 years as a prime source of programming for the nation's public television stations. APT milestones include distribution of public television's first HD series and the 2006 launch of the Create TV channel—featuring the best lifestyle programming on public television. Known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile and viewer- friendly programming, APT continues its established tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules, such as Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert, Battlefield Britain, Globe Trekker, Rick Steves' Europe, Great Museums, Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way, America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Broadway: The Golden Age, Lidia's Family Table, California Dreamin’—The Songs of The Mamas & The Papas, Rosemary and Thyme, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, The Big Comfy Couch, Monarchy With David Starkey and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, children's series and classic movies. For more information about APT's programs and services, visit   ——