February 2015

Needle Points from Rhonda


Show time begins! I'm off to QuiltCon in Austin TX to teach a SCHMETZ class, then on to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup WA as the FaceBook hostess. I love meeting up with SCHMETZ fans and especially hearing about all those fabulous sewing and quilting projects. Plus I love to take pics! If our paths don't cross at either of these shows, be sure to watch postings at www.facebook.com/schmetzneedles. I have just another week to wrap up my show sewing. Thanks to all the snow in the Chicago area, I have had prime-time sewing time. I just love sewing and better yet, finishing the projects.

Have you seen this coat? It's about eight years old and was frequently on display in my SCHMETZ booths. It is a show stopper, but it did not start that way. I found this plain, dirty, fully-lined, magenta wool coat on the clearance rack at my local TJMaxx. I paid $29. After sending it to the dry cleaners, I gave it to my friend Christine Spencer, an expert machine embroidery artist with a delightful sense of design and color, and what magic she stitched! I love this coat, and it is on display now in our conference room. I thought you would enjoy seeing it against one of the many snow mountains outside my office window.
Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit Too!

Rhonda Pierce
Marketing Director
699 Executive Drive

Willowbook, IL  60527


"Making Lemonade Out of Lemons."

Rhonda took advantage of Mother Nature's recent gift and modeled her favorite coat against the backdrop of mountains of snow piled up outside our windows.


See the front of this exquisite coat at www.facebook.com/schmetzneedles.





SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #12


Prepare to be WOWed! Sewn Seeds, the newest Embroidery Block-Of-The-Month program by The HoopSisters, Lynda Remmers and Annie Moody, graces the cover. Get to know Lynda & Annie along with their amazing embroidered quilts. And if you were unable to attend the 2014 Fall International Quilt Market & Festival, take a look at the amazing 3D quilt Frame of Mind by Flora Joy. I know you will be blown away by Flora's creative ingenuity!


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MyPad for Needles


Don't throw away a perfectly good sewing machine needle again! MyPad for Needles has brightly colored cells designating needle types and sizes to keep track of your slightly used needles until the next sewing project. Simply slip the needle into the appropriate cell on this super thick felt pad and you have it marked for the next time. Use the flower head pin to designate the needle currently in your machine. Almost every needle type is represented and there is ample space for you to designate unusual needles yourself with cloth and pen marker. You will love the way this product combines function with pleasing design. At last, the answer to our needle frustrations! Size: 6.75" x 6.75".


SCHMETZ Needle Anatomy

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Needle basics will help you select the best needle for your sewing and quilting projects.



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Have you seen these back issues of SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW featuring Mary Fons, Janet Pray, Rita Gramsch, Feather King and Mary Mulari?


SCHMETZ App - Updated 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!


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Where's Rhonda?

2015 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


February 19-22, 2015

Austin TX

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

February 26 - March 1, 2015

Puyallup WA

Lonestar Embroidery University

March 6-7, 2015

Houston TX

Anita Goodesign Embroidery Party

February 26 - March 1, 2015

Puyallup WA

Creative Arts Business Summit

March 26-28, 2015

Washington DC

International Quilt Market

May 15-17, 2015

Minneapolis MN

Gems of the Prairie

June 3, 2015

Peoria IL

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

June 24-27, 2015

Shipshewana IN

Janome Institute

August 18-22, 2015

San Antonio TX

Baby Lock Tech

August 29-September 1

St. Louis MO