May 2014

Roberto, Rhonda and Bob — SCHMETZ Treasure Hunters


Needle Points from Rhonda


Spring cleaning has revealed a treasure in our warehouse. I love mysteries! After moving a dusty case into the light of day, we found vintage inspired SCHMETZ gift boxes in perfect condition and individually wrapped. These tins were designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of SCHMETZ founding in 1851. Along the sides of the tin are pics showing the evolution of vintage SCHMETZ needle packs. We have very little inventory so we can’t sell via our distributors. Instead, we are offering them direct to you, our ever loyal sewing friends. Use the tins for your needle stash . . . you know, those needles you need in the wee hours of the night as you finish up a sewing project.

Rhonda Pierce
Marketing Director
Euro-notions and
Chicago IL 60632


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SCHMETZ App - Updated Version

Wondering which needle to use? Wonder no more because there's an App for That! That's right ... and it's free! CLICK HERE



Color Coding Chart

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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8˝" x 11"

4" x 6" Postcard Size (2/page - Avery 5389)

Inspired to SEW

Issue 3


Click HERE for Rita Farro’s interviews with Sarah Gunn of Goodbye Valentino fame and Pokey Bolton while still working at Quilts Inc. Two dynamo gals inspired to sew! Plus I love Janet Fogg’s Flower of Light quilt on the cover, so be sure to see the full quilt in the two page spread.



How to Read the Needle Package

Wondering what all those numbers mean on the needle pack? Find the answers in the May four week blog series.




Fashion Challenge with Designer Joi!

Join award winning fashion designer Joi Mahon for some fashion fun. The Half Scale Fashion Challenge focus is Fashion Icons Through the Ages. This sewing and design challenge is suitable for all skill levels. CLICK HERE


SCHMETZ Anniversary Tin*

This SCHMETZ Anniversary Tin is FREE with your order of $49 or more! The tin measures 9" x 5" x 3.5" and makes the perfect companion to your sewing room. Click HERE for more information.


*Limited quantities. While supplies last.

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2014 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


International Quilt Market

May 15-18

Pittsburgh, PA

International Quilt Festival

June 19-21

Chicago IL

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

June 25-28

Shipshewana IN

Fabric Depot

July 19

Portland, OR

N. Jefferson Open House

July 26-27

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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