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2014 class schedule


NOTE: This is not a home-study, book or video. It is also not an expensive apprentice type of instruction, requiring months of living expenses away from home.

The basic class is an intensive three day "hands-on" basic training course where you will actually diagnose and service one or more malfunctioning sewing machines in the class after receiving the training.
Students attending the 3 day advanced class explore more complicated procedures and repair an average of 5 or more machines each during the 3 day advanced class. Feel free to bring bring several machines to the classes. Many people save much more than the cost of the class in repairs they would have dropped off at the local service center. As the economy slows, more people choose to have their older reliable machines repaired rather than buy new, so the demand for quality repair service business increases. About 50% of our former students have opened a full time or part time business for extra income. This is a class where I have combined the information from attending over a dozen manufacturer training courses and over 45 years of experience.

All the "secrets" of the trade are revealed.
Looking for employment, or want extra income to supplement your retirement.
Start your own business.

There is a high demand for trained service technicians that have the knowledge to service all makes and models of sewing machines.

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We reserve the right to increase class fees at any time.
Please register early, as classes fill quickly.
Late registration results in some classes being cancelled or filled to over capacity which may create overcrowding. It is not fair to those who did register early. We also may decline your registration because the class is already full.
Therefore, we have implemented a graduated fee schedule. 
The class fee you pay will be determined by the date your registration is postmarked. The sooner you mail your registration, the lower your cost.

Please check our refund policy.
Refund policy

Registrations will be accepted in order of the postmarked date.
Mail your registration early and you will be in the class.
Wait, and your registration may be returned because the class is full.
Registration is no longer required if you like to gamble. You may arrive un-announced and pay the higher "at the door" fee IF seating is available.
Don't wait until it's too late.
I try to answer every possible question about classes through the following links. I have a heavy class travel schedule and may not be able to respond to e-mail questions immediately.

Click here What should I expect to learn in this class?

Click here Satisfaction Guarantee

Click here Information for all classes What should I bring to class? Will I need to buy tools? What are the class hours? Etc.

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Testimonials Success stories from graduates who opened a repair business.

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Don't wait until it's too late.
When available seating for a class is filled, enrollment for that class will be closed.


Remember, many of these classes fill quickly, sometimes within a few days, and openings are limited. Reservations are confirmed in the order registrations are received by postal mail. If you have mailed your registration by postal mail, you may also contact me by e-mail or phone and I will hold a place for you in the class. In fairness to others who want to attend a class, please don't ask me to hold your reservation unless you plan to mail your registration within 24 hours.

NOTE: Spam filters, either through your individual computer settings or ISP blocks (especially AOL & earthlink), cause some of our replies to be rejected as spam. If you inquire about a class, please include your phone number so I may call you if your ISP or your spam settings refuse to accept my e-mail to you.

NOTE:
CONFIRMED
means the class has been scheduled.
We reserve the right to cancel a class due to medical emergencies or accident or if a low number of registrations may result in a loss to our business.
In the unlikely event of a cancellation,
Registered students will be notified 30 days in advance of the class start date.

UNCONFIRMED  CLASS - Means the class may be held IF enough people are interested in attending a class at that location. Please contact me if you would be interested in attending an unconfirmed class. Once enough people contact me, I will confirm the class and e-mail you to register.

Due to a heavy travel schedule, I will be scheduling fewer classes at fewer locations in the future. If you wish to attend a class, please consider registering for a class now.

Please check here often for updates.


Quilt guilds and other groups.

Group rates. This could be a great fundraiser for your guild.


Due to many requests, I may be able to schedule classes at your location if your group wishes to coordinate a private class in your area.


Please contact me for details.

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841

e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


2014 Classes
Please click on the registration links for more detailed information on each class.
CONFIRMED CLASS

Belleview, Missouri
Basic repair class April 17 - 18 - 19th. - 2014

Class is full. Registration for this basic class is closed.
Seating is still available for the July classes.


Click here to:
Register for this basic repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $649.00.

The class will be held at:
3972 Highway O
Belleview, Missouri
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Click here: for driving directions.

MAP


Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Save $100.00

Seating is full for the basic class. Registration is closed.

Register for the Belleview Missouri basic and advanced classes. Attend the Belleview three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Belleview Missouri basic class April 17 - 18 - 19th. and the Belleview Missouri advanced class April 21 - 22 - 23rd. - 2014.


Click here to
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


CONFIRMED CLASS

Two seats are still available for this advanced class. Please contact me before you register for seating availability.

Belleview, Missouri
Advanced repair class April 21 - 22 - 23rd. - 2014

Click here to: Register for this advanced repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $649.00.

The class will be held at:
3972 Highway O
Belleview, Missouri
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Click here: for driving directions.

MAP


Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Registration for this class is closed. All seats are filled.

Shipshewana Indiana:
Basic repair class May 15-16-17 - 2014

Advanced repair class May 19-20-21 - 2014
Located in the heart of the Amish community about 15 miles East of Elkhart Indiana.
Other local events:
Huge Amish quilt and fabric shops
Antique shops
Antique auctions
Flea markets


Basic and advanced repair classes

Click here to:Register for this basic AND advanced repair classes


Register for this class only if you plan to attend both the basic AND advanced classes.

Note: Your personal room reservations are not included in the class fee.

Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.

Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration.
in a class is confirmed

The class will be held at:

Farmstead Conference Center
345 S. Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, Indiana

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/conference.php

Make your personal room reservations early, if you plan to stay at Farmstead inn, as rooms may be unavailable later.
Farmstead inn room reservations (260) 768-4595



MAP

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED
CLASS

Registration for this class is closed. All seats are full.

Shipshewana Indiana:
Basic repair class May 22-23-24 - 2014

Advanced repair class May 26-27-28 - 2014

Located in the heart of the Amish community about 15 miles East of Elkhart Indiana.
Other local events:
Huge Amish quilt and fabric shops
Antique shops
Antique auctions
Flea markets


Basic and advanced repair classes

Click here to: Register for this basic AND advanced repair classes


Register for this class only if you plan to attend both the basic AND advanced classes.

Note: Your personal room reservations are not included in the class fee.


Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.
Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration. in a class is confirmed

The class will be held at:

Farmstead Conference Center
345 S. Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, Indiana
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/conference.php

Make your personal room reservations early, if you plan to stay at Farmstead inn, as rooms may be unavailable later.
Farmstead inn room reservations (260) 768-4595


MAP

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


9edas CONFIRMED CLASS

A limited number of seats are still open for this advanced class.

Shipshewana Indiana:
Advanced repair class May 26-27-28 - 2014

Located in the heart of the Amish community about 15 miles East of Elkhart Indiana.
Other local events:
Huge Amish quilt and fabric shops
Antique shops
Antique auctions
Flea markets


Advanced repair class

Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $649.00.


Click here to: Register for this advanced class

Register for this Advanced class if you are attending the advanced class only.

Note: Your personal room reservations are not included in the class fee.

Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.
Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration. in a class is confirmed

The class will be held at:

Farmstead Conference Center
345 S. Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, Indiana
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/conference.php

Make your personal room reservations early, if you plan to stay at Farmstead inn, as rooms may be unavailable later.
Farmstead inn room reservations (260) 768-4595



MAP

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Monroe North Carolina: June 9-10-11 - 2014
Basic repair class

Click here to Register for this three day basic class

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $649.00.

Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.

Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration.

The class will be held at:
Smyrna United Methodist Church
5019 Medlin Road
Monroe, North Carolin
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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

MAP

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
Cell phone 573-631-9046 (Active only after June 6th.)
Please try both phone numbers
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com I will not have access to read or answer e-mail June 6 through June 20.

Plan to stay for the TOGA (treadle on gathering of people interested in treadle and hand crank sewing machines). Toga dates Friday and Saturday June 13-14, after the repair classes.
Swap meet
Raffle
Free seminars
Food
Fun and some of the most friendly people you want to meet.


CONFIRMED CLASS

Monroe North Carolina: June 12 - 2012

One day mini advanced repair class
Register early. The number of students accepted for this class will be limited.

Click here to Register for this one day advanced class

Register early and save $$
The fee for this one day advanced repair class will be $195.00.
Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.
Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration.

The class will be held at:
Smyrna United Methodist Church
5019 Medlin Road
Monroe, North Carolin
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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

MAP

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
Cell phone 573-631-9046 (Active only after June 6th.)
Please try both phone numbers
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com I will not have access to read or answer e-mail June 6 through June 20.

Plan to stay for the TOGA (treadle on gathering of people interested in treadle and hand crank sewing machines). Toga dates Friday and Saturday June 13-14, after the repair classes.
Swap meet
Raffle
Free seminars
Food
Fun and some of the most friendly people you want to meet.


CONFIRMED CLASS

Belleview, Missouri
Basic repair class July 19 - 20 - 21st. - 2014

Click here to:
Register for this basic repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $649.00.

The class will be held at:
3972 Highway O
Belleview, Missouri
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Click here: for driving directions.

MAP


Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Save $100.00


Register for the Belleview Missouri basic and advanced classes. Attend the Belleview three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Belleview Missouri basic class July 19 - 20 - 21st. and the Belleview Missouri advanced class July 23 - 24 - 25th. - 2014.

Click here to
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


CONFIRMED CLASS

Belleview, Missouri
Advanced repair class July 23 - 24 - 25th. - 2014

Click here to: Register for this advanced repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $649.00.

The class will be held at:
3972 Highway O
Belleview, Missouri
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Click here: for driving directions.

MAP


Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


Dundee Oregon: September 4-5-6 - 2014
About 37 miles from the Portland International Airport.

Basic repair class

Click here to: Register for this basic class

Register early and save $$
The fee for this Basic repair class will be $649.00.

The class will be held at:
8080 N.E. Warren Road
Dundee, Oregon 97115
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.

Dundee area motels:
MAP

Local Dundee and general class information:
Contact Becky Hafer
e-mail: mrs.zog@gmail.com

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Save $100.00

Register for both classes. Attend the Dundee three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Basic class September 4-5-6 and Advanced class September 8-9-10.

Click here to
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


Confirmed Class

Dundee Oregon: September 8-9-10 - 2014
About 37 miles from the Portland International Airport.

Advanced repair class

Click here to: Register for this advanced class

Register early and save $$
The fee for this Advanced repair class will be $649.00.


The class will be held at:
8080 N.E. Warren Road
Dundee, Oregon 97115
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.

Dundee area motels:

MAP

Local Dundee and general class information:
Contact Becky Hafer
e-mail: mrs.zog@gmail.com

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


FREE TOGA "Treadle On Gathering & Academy" meeting before the Orangevale repair classes start.
Orangevale, California: Saturday, September 13  -  2014


Do you enjoy old "people powered" treadle and hand crank sewing machines?
Plan to arrive a day early for the TOGA (treadle on gathering of people interested in treadle and hand crank sewing machines). Toga date Saturday September 8th. a day before the California sewing machine repair classes start.

Swap meet
Raffle

Free seminars
Food
Fun and some of the most friendly people you want to meet.

The TOGA will be held at:
5524 Beauregard Way
Orangevale, CA. 95662


Local Sacramento area and general information:
Contact Cathy Nelson for TOGA details.

e-mail: canelson2@netscape.net
Phone: 925-321-2024

Confirmed Class

Orangevale, California: September 15-16-17 - 2014

Basic repair class

Click here to: Register for this basic class

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $649.00.


The class will be held at:

5524 Beauregard Way
Orangevale, CA. 95662

9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.

Local Sacramento area and general class information:
Contact Cathy Nelson.

e-mail: canelson2@netscape.net
Phone: 925-321-2024


Map

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
Cell phone
573-631-9046 in service after 08/26/14
e-mail
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Save $100.00

Register for both classes. Attend the Orangevale three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Basic class September 15-16-17 and Advanced class September 19-20-21.

Click here to
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


Confirmed Class

Orangevale, California: September 19-20-21 - 2014

Advanced repair class

Click here to: Register for this Advanced class


Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $649.00.


The class will be held at:

5524 Beauregard Way
Orangevale, CA. 95662

9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.

Local Sacramento area and general class information:
Contact Cathy Nelson.

e-mail: canelson2@netscape.net
Phone: 925-321-2024


MAP

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
Cell phone 573-631-9046 in service after 08/26/14
e-mail
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


              CONFIRMED CLASS

Sun City Arizona: September 25-26-27th.  -  2014

Basic repair class
Click here to: Register for this Basic class

The fee for this basic repair class will be $649.00.

Register early for this basic repair class and save $$

Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.

Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration.


The class will be held at:
12429 N. Augusta Drive
Sun City Arizona
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Local Sun City and general class information:
Contact Joan McCarthy
e-mail: joanmc@q.com
Cell phone: 602-903-8567

Home Phone: 623-792-8860

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Save $100.00

Click here to: Register for the three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.

Sun City Arizona basic class September 25-26-27 and Advanced class September 29-30-and October 1st.


  CONFIRMED CLASS

Sun City Arizona: September 29-30- and October 1st.   -  2014


Advanced repair class
Click here to: Register for this Advanced class

The fee for this advanced repair class will be $649.00.

Register early for this basic repair class and save $$

Register early to guarantee your reservation and save money.
Registration for this class will be closed when the class is filled.

Please register early as your place in a class is confirmed when we receive your registration.


The class will be held at:
12429 N. Augusta Drive
Sun City Arizona
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Local Sun City and general class information:
Contact Joan McCarthy
e-mail: joanmc@q.com
Cell phone: 602-903-8567

Home Phone: 623-792-8860

Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com



CONFIRMED CLASS

Belleview, Missouri
Basic repair class October 30-31st. and November 1st. - 2013
Click here to: Register for this basic repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $649.00.

The class will be held at:
3972 Highway O
Belleview, Missouri
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Click here: for driving directions.

MAP


Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


CONFIRMED CLASS

Save $100.00


Register for the Belleview Missouri basic and advanced classes.
Belleview Missouri basic class October 30-31st. and November 1st. and the Belleview Missouri advanced class November 3-4 - 5th. - 2014.

Click here to
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


CONFIRMED CLASS

Belleview, Missouri
Advanced repair class November 3 - 4 - 5 - 2013

Click here to: Register for this advanced repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $625.00.


The class will be held at:
3972 Highway O
Belleview, Missouri
9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Click here: for driving directions.

MAP


Contact me
Business phone 573-697-5841
e-mail elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com



MY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:

If you are not satisfied with the course at the end of the first day, I will refund your deposit. That's right, you can attend the first full day & still get your money back.

Question: Can I get my deposit back if I change my mind at the last minute and don't attend the class?

No. Deposits are used to pay for the meeting room reservations, travel expenses and student supplies. Deposits are only refundable, in person, when you attend the first dayof class.


Instructor
"This is how the needle works" 

Ray White


Phone:

The best way to get a quick answer to your question.
I may not be near a phone at all times. I am available to answer the phone at various times most days or evenings. Please keep trying.

Business 573-697-5841 ---NOTE: If you leave a message while I am traveling away from home, I may not get your message for weeks.
Cell -------573-631-9046
---NOTE: This phone is only active when I travel away from home.
Please try both numbers until I answer.



E-MAIL

elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com


Note: I may be away from home and unable to answer email quickly.
Phone is the best way to contact me.
Change your spam filters. Add my name to your address book BEFORE YOU E-MAIL ME. Include your phone number. Your ISP or your spam filter settings may reject my answer to you.
I do not fill in forms requesting permission to allow mail to be delivered to your mailbox. Add my name to your address book before you hit send.

Due to the increase in virus and spam, we may delete your mail if it does not have an acceptable subject line I can identify as a business transaction.


Acceptable subject lines are "Sewing machine Repair class ".
Mail with a blank subject line or not related to a specific sewing machine subject, such as "question" or "no subject", may be deleted as possible spam or virus.

Please include copies of ALL previous correspondence with each new e-mail.


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