July 2014

Needle Points from Rhonda


This month is full of national celebrations — Canada Day, Independence Day and Bastille Day just to name a few. Between all the gatherings with family and friends I hope you can escape for some stitchin’ time. Creative time is always rejuvenating, even when ripping out stitches . . . well, maybe not the ripping, but definitely the sewing. Then whip out your iPad or computer to view SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW. I just love this little e-zine featuring talent galore. If you live in Portland, OR, I would love to meet you at Fabric Depot for my SCHMETZ class on July 19th, then I’m off to beautiful Vancouver BC. We are only a few days into July and already the month is speeding towards August. I sure hope our paths cross along the way. I’d love to know what inspires you to sew.

Rhonda Pierce
Marketing Director
Euro-notions and SCHMETZneedles.com
3800 West 42nd Street
Chicago IL 60632



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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #5


Inspiration can strike at any time. Right! For Gail Yellen, Cosmetic Serger-y expert, inspiration frequently surfaces during that sweet time as she drifts into sleep. Lori Van Maanen, Mood Fabrics blogger, finds inspiration with Girls in the Garden. Whether you serge, quilt or do fashion sewing, inspiration keeps us stitchin’ at our machines. And . . . have you noticed chevrons? I see them everywhere — dinnerware, wallpaper, fashion and definitely in quilts — so enjoy Laura Blanchard’s quilt on the cover and the chevron photo collage.



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Mark Lipinski Presents the Slow Stitching Movement Webinar

Witty as ever, Mark is a man with a mission. Get the scoop on the Slow Stitching Movement and how this fresh attitude can revitalize your quilting and expand your creativity. Register now for Mark’s encore webinar at 1:00 PM EST on July 10th .



Grabbit® Sewing Tools


There’s a new look for the Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion and BobbinSaver. Same great product . . . New Packaging. Find these classic sewing tools in new clean white packaging . . . popping up now in your favorite shop.



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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4" x 6" Postcard Size

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Where's Rhonda?

2014-2015 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)

Fabric Depot

July 19

Portland, OR

N. Jefferson Open House

July 26-27

Vancouver, BC, Canada

United Notions Open House

August 18-19

Dallas, TX

Baby Lock Tech

August 25-28

St. Louis, MO

American Sewing Expo

September 26-28

Novi MI

International Quilt Market

October 24-27

Houston, TX

International Quilt Festival

October 30-November 2

Houston TX



February 19-22, 2015

Austin TX

Mt. Vernon Quilt Guild

March 24, 2015

Alexandria VA

Creative Arts Business Summit

March 26-28, 2015

Washington DC

Gems of the Prairie

June 3, 2015

Peoria IL