January 2015

Needle Points from Rhonda


Thanks to everyone that responded to last month's Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion Color Survey. Yes, our Grabbit needs a new color! In last month's newsletter the question was posed, "What color would you like?" Lime or Neon Green was the most requested color followed by a tie between pink and yellow. Hmmm ... Does that make orange a contender? Reading through the responses was a lot of fun and enlightening. You may be surprised that some of the requested colors are already available through your local shop. See the current colors below along with the name of the random Grabbit Color Survey Drawing winner. By the end of this year we anticipate adding a new vibrant color for the ever popular Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion. Stay tuned ...
Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit Too!

Rhonda Pierce
Marketing Director
699 Executive Drive

Willowbook, IL  60527

The trolls in my office are not very helpful,

but they are cute.

Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion

Shop for these six colors in your local shop.

If they don't have your color, ask to place a special order.

Linda G. from Taylors Falls, MN

won the Grabbit Survey Prize.


Don't Try This at Home!

Well, this is not a pic you see every day! That SCHMETZ Jeans needle really took a beating ... and won! Imagine trying to dance with a safety pin. Laura C. shared this pic from a student project. One of the features of the SCHMETZ Jean needle is a reinforced blade that minimizes needle deflection when stitching through extra thick fabrics, even safety pins! Thanks Laura!




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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #11

Are you ready to Tie One On? After reading about EllynAnne Geisel, you too will be inspired to share a smile and a thoughtful gesture with an acquaintance. As EllynAnne suggests, aprons often serve as memory triggers. You'll also meet Joi Mahon who's passion for fashion and perfect fit has created a career beyond her Iowa home state. These women are trail blazers carving their own paths. So grab a cup of java and enjoy their stories.



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


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

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

Baby Lock Tech

August 29-September 1

St. Louis, MO