Shade Smart Workshop

Instructors: Deborah Cronin, Jennifer White and Susan Woodcock. 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this class has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at the same venue at a later date.   

This program will be held at the Desmond Malvern Hotel, One Liberty Blvd, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355.  Read below for more information and hotel room rate.

Join together for a full day of intense learning and fun.  You will learn about shade operating systems and fabrication methods from industry leaders in a supportive, small group of like-minded professionals.

Deborah Cronin and Jennifer White have experience and statistics for every lift stystem available, and Susan is the industry leader on understanding cord safety standards and sewing innovations.  At the Shade Smart workshop, you will become a shade expert, too!

During the class, you will learn about spring, motor and clutch systems; see a comparison of features, and when to choose one system over another. You will see how to assemble, set, adjust, and tweak systems, and how they are used.  During this class you will learn how to comply with cord safety standards for custom products, and new methods for fabrication.  You will go home with a handbook of valuable information and resources.


If you fabricate and sell custom shades - this workshop will be a game-changer!

This is a special event, space is limited.  Cost to attend is $350.00 per person includes breakfast, lunch, all day beverage service and afternoon snack break.  

Location: The Desmond Malvern Hotel / Doubletree Hilton, One Liberty Blvd, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355​​​​​​


Discount group rate of $149.00.  You will receive the group discount code and link for hotel reservations in the confirmation email after you register for the class.


Shade Smart with Deborah Cronin, Jennifer White and Susan Woodcock

  • There is a $75 cancellation fee if your order is cancelled more than 3 weeks before the start date.  

    If cancelled less than 3 weeks before the class start date, there is no refund but you can reschedule and select another class, space permitting.



Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm



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Tryon, North Carolina


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