(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #86, February 2021. Written by Rita Farro.)
Many of you may know Rhonda from any one of a hundred different consumer shows where she was representing SCHMETZ needles in a booth or teaching classes. Maybe you encountered her contagious smile and warm personality at a sewing machine convention or the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington, where she served as the official Facebook hostess. Or perhaps you were lucky enough to be invited to one of Rhonda’s small dinner parties during International Quilt Market. She has a reputation for picking the best restaurants and being the most gracious hostess. If you have ever worked with Rhonda, you know she is the most organized person in the sewing industry. No matter what task she is given, she approaches it with logic, enthusiasm, and meticulous planning . . . a winning combination. She also has the ability and DESIRE to think outside of the box. Rhonda is always eager to try new things or implement a different approach. The world of sewing is very lucky to have Rhonda Pierce on our team. So, this is a special issue ALL ABOUT OUR VERY OWN RHONDA. Please CLICK HERE to read the full story.