July 2016

From Colorado (for vacation) to Quilt Canada in Toronto to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Indiana to Arkansas for a secret mission, this month I have seen many inspirational quilts and heard amazing quilting stories. Personally, I look forward to the 4th of July for an extra day of rest to appreciate my June travels and the good fortune of our country no matter what the doom and gloom news says. A few days ago I took this pic at Yoder's Department Store in Shipshewana and thought it was especially timely as a fun and easy patriotic project. Visit your local quilt shop for more great ideas. It's not too late to make your own!

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Rhonda Pierce

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Patriotic Inspiration

Yoder's Department Store, Shipshewana IN



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You've probably met Angela Wolf already on-line. Angela's sewing world is diverse and so is her personal life. Enjoy this glimpse into Angela's creative and competitive life filled with a zest for sewing and sports. As Angela would say, "It's Sew Easy to be Inspired to SEW!" Enjoy . . . Click Here!



SCHMETZ Stretch Needles


Hey, it's swimsuit season! These Stretch needles are popular for all those itsy, bitsy yellow polka dot bikinis . . . hmmm, for the kids of course. Any time knit fabric has Lycra, Spandex or elastic, use the Stretch needle. This needle has a medium ballpoint, and to prevent skipped stitches, a special eye and scarf (that little indentation above the eye on the backside of the needle).


S.t.r.e.t.ch . . . your sewing. Make a splash with summer sewing!


Have you read these back issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW?

Issue 28

Pat Sloan

Issue 27

Ebony Love

Issue 26

Joan Hawley



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2016-2017 Schedule

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American Sewing Guild Conference*

July 7-10

Indianapolis IN

United Notions/Moda Open House

August 14-15

Dallas TX

Baby Lock Tech

August 27-31

St. Louis MO

Virtual Sewing Guild*

October 11


International Quilt Market*

October 29-31

Houston TX

Allbrands Bayou Extravaganza*

November 10-12

Baton Rouge LA


February 12-14, 2017

Las Vegas NV

QuiltCon East

February 23-26, 2017

Savannah GA

Sewing & Stitchery Expo*

March 2-5, 2017

Puyallup WA 

*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes