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2015 class schedule


If you have questions about the classes, the links below will provide most of the answers. Please click on the following links for a quick answer before you email or call.

Answers to common questions

Class details

Also please click on the registration links for more details about cost and other details about each class.

This is not a home-study, book or video. It is not an expensive apprentice type of instruction, requiring months of living expenses away from home. It is also not a factory training course where each student is provided with a factory new machine and exploring the same repair procedures that only applies to that one make and model. This type of training does not provide students with the knowledge to repair all of the thousands of other makes and models that are not covered in those types of courses.

The three day
basic repair class is an intensive three day basic training course where you will diagnose and service one or more malfunctioning sewing machines in the class after receiving the training. You will learn the various systems of sewing machines, how each system works and how to adjust it for proper operation. The basic class is the foundation for all service procedures and the basics must be understood before advancing to the next level. Click this link for more information: http://www.whitesewingcenter.com/cart.php

The 3 day "hands-on" advanced repair class explores more complicated procedures and students may 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. If you bring machines requiring normal service, you may complete several machines in the three day advanced course.
Click this link for more information: http://www.whitesewingcenter.com/cart.php

This is not a service shop where I repair machines for you. 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.

In conclusion,
My training classes are designed to provide you with the knowledge to service all sewing machines. It is not a speed contest to see how many machines can be patched up in three days. It is designed to learn how to thoroughly service machines to work as well as new.
If your goal is to learn how to become a competent service technician, you will receive that training in these classes.
If your goal is to bring several "basket case" machines for me to service at the class, you may prefer to contact your local repair shop.

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.

 

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.



2015 Classes

CONFIRMED CLASS


Several seats are still open for this class. There is not enough time for your registration to arrive by mail before I leave for the Shipshewana classes. Please print the registration form and bring it to the class. You may call me to confirm your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
Please try both numbers until I answer.
You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595


Shipshewana Indiana:
Basic repair class May 14-15-16 - 2015

Advanced repair class May 18-19-20 - 2015
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 for more details or 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


Several seats are still open for this class. There is not enough time for your registration to arrive by mail before I leave for the Shipshewana classes. Please print the registration form and bring it to the class. You may call me to confirm your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
Please try both numbers until I answer.

You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595

Shipshewana Indiana:
Basic repair class May 21-22-23 - 2015

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



Click here for more details or to: Register for this basic repair class

Register for this Basic class if you are attending the Basic 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


Several seats are still open for this class. There is not enough time for your registration to arrive by mail before I leave for the Shipshewana classes. Please print the registration form and bring it to the class. You may call me to confirm your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
Please try both numbers until I answer.


You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595

Save $200.00

Attend the Shipshewana three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Shipshewana basic class May 21 - 22 - 23rd. and the advanced class May 25 - 26 - 27th. - 2015.

Click here for more details or to: Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


CONFIRMED CLASS

Several seats are still open for this class. There is not enough time for your registration to arrive by mail before I leave for the Shipshewana classes. Please print the registration form and bring it to the class. You may call me to confirm your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
Please try both numbers until I answer.

You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595

Shipshewana Indiana:
Advanced repair class May 25-26-27 - 2015

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 $$



Click here for more details or 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

One seat is still open for this class. Please call me for availability before you mail your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
Please try both numbers until I answer.

You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595

Belleview, Missouri
Basic repair class July 17 - 18 - 19th. - 2015


Click here for more details or to: Register for this basic repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $799.00.

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

One seat is still open for this class. Please call me for availability before you mail your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595
Please try both numbers until I answer.


Save $200.00

Attend the Belleview three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Belleview Missouri basic class July 17 - 18 - 19th. and the Belleview Missouri advanced class July 21 - 22 - 23rd. - 2015.

Click here for more details or to:
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


CONFIRMED CLASS

Three seats are still open for this advanced class. Please call me for availability before you mail your registration.

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 will be active after May 10th.
Please try both numbers until I answer.

You may leave a message for me May 12th. through May 27th. at 260-768-4595

Belleview, Missouri
Advanced repair class July 21 - 22 - 23rd. - 2015

Click here for more details or to: Register for this advanced repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $699.00.

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

Belleview, Missouri
Basic repair class September 3 - 4 - 5th. - 2015


Click here for more details or to: Register for this basic repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this basic repair class will be $799.00.

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 $200.00

Attend the Belleview three day basic AND the three day advanced classes.
Belleview Missouri basic class September 3 - 4 - 5th. and the Belleview Missouri advanced class September 7 - 8 - 9th. - 2015.

Click here for more details or to:
Register for the three day basic AND three day advanced classes


CONFIRMED CLASS

Belleview, Missouri
Advanced repair class September 7 - 8 - 9th. - 2015

Click here for more details or to: Register for this advanced repair class.

Register early and save $$
The fee for this advanced repair class will be $699.00.

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

More classes will be scheduled soon.
Please bookmark this page and check it often.



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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