First off...welcome to the forums! You will find lots of info here, I would start off with two things:
1) the "Search Function". Click on "Search" in the blue bar at the top and type in a keyword or two to find a specific topic.
2) the "Forums Tab". Click on "Forums" at the top of the page and look through the topical subjects and sub-categories.
As far as reupholstering your chair and sofa...driving to KY could be a lot worse, especially if you lived farther than the adjacent state!
If that's too far look in your yellow pages for an auto, RV or furniture upholstery shop locally. We found one a couple of miles from home...and they did a good job. We are now in the midst of our second restoration and I will be doing the upholstery myself as the cushions are much simpler than on the first.
Although, I have heard good things and seen the work of Fowler Interiors
in KY and they do a great job! I believe another resource close to you may be P & S Trailers
. They work with Fowler Interiors but may be able to recommend someone else close by or handle the job with Fowler for you.