April 2016



Rhonda with Sue Hausmann and Ellen Osten.

2016 Original Sewing & Quilting Expo, Lakeland FL

On the Road


The Original Sewing & Quilting Expo in Lakeland FL was a blast! Not only was I honored to teach two SCHMETZclasses, but look who I serendipitously had breakfast with, sewing icons Sue Hausmann, America Sews, and Ellen Osten, Sulky. Wowsa! Imagine the laughter at our table! That's the beauty of attending sewing & quilting shows and supporting your local machine dealers & fabric shops, you are surrounded by friends. Sewing friends never met until you are elbow to elbow in class, ogling new fabrics or inspecting stitches or a new technique. This is the magic, you can show up at a show or shop not knowing anyone. Share a simple smile over the love of sewing and you are not alone. You have a new friend!

Share the love of needle & thread my friends! The world needs more of us. Next stop for me is Sewcial Sewing Retreat in Detroit to give the lunch lecture on SCHMETZ needles. If our paths do not cross, follow SCHMETZneedles on Facebook

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit Too!

Rhonda Pierce

Spokesperson, SCHMETZneedles.com
Marketing Director, Euro-notions

699 Executive Drive

Willowbook, IL  60527


SCHMETZ Scissors

SCHMETZ, the sewing essential you know, like and trust, has expanded the product line.  These scissors are German made with ice tempered stainless steel blades.  Find these smooth, precision cutting SCHMETZ scissors at favorite machine dealers, quilt and fabric shops.




Regular maintenance goes a long way in preserving your well-functioning sewing machine. Just a couple drops of this clear, stainless and non-gumming oil will keep your sewing machine purring.


SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #26

Archived now at www.SCHMETZneedles.com.


Meet Joan Hawley, Lazy Girl Designs, whose been "thinging" for almost 20 years. Joan makes things - not quilts, home dec or apparel. She's a thinger that has mastered the zipper. With Joan's clever zipper technique, you too will have a whole new attitude towards zippers. In fact, we think you will want to make quite a few of these adorable Sweetpea Pods and her other Lazy projects . . . just because they are cute and sharable. Joan's mission is to create shortcuts to sewing. Enjoy . . .   Click Here!



Do You Know How to Read the Needle Pack?



CLICK HERE to watch a SCHMETZ YouTube video.



Have you read these back issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW?

Issue 25

Cheryl Sleboda

Issue 24

Pati Palmer

Issue 23

Gail Yellen



SCHMETZ App - Version 1.2.1

Wondering which needle to use? Wonder no more because there's an App for that! That's right ... and it's free! CLICK HERE to download the most recent version (1.2.1).


At last ... easy to identify SCHMETZ needles! Most needles now have two bands of color - the top band to identify needle type and the lower band to identify size. The Universal needle has just one band of color for size. Yahoo!


Download Links:

8" x 11"

4" x 6" Postcard Size

(2/page - Avery 5389)

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Change Your Needle!

Six Short SCHMETZ Videos Answer Frequent Questions . . .

Take a Look!


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Where's Rhonda?

2016-2017 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


April 8-10

Novi MI

International Quilt Market

May 19-22

Salt Lake City UT

Shipshewana Quilt Festival Schoolhouse*

June 23

Shipshewana IN

American Sewing Guild Conference*

July 7-10

Indianapolis IN

Baby Lock Tech

August 27-31

St. Louis MO

International Quilt Market

October 29-31

Houston TX

Allbrands Bayou Extravaganza*

November 10-12

Baton Rouge LA

Sewing & Stitchery Expo*

March 2-5, 2017

Puyallup WA 


*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes