November                                               2018


On the Road . . .


2019 International Quilt Market in Houston wrapped up a few days ago. My industry friends and colleagues work year-round to introduce new products, network and plan future offerings. By the time we hit the market floor, relief with an exhale is nearly audible. Now the face-to-face action and visual party begins!

The massive market floor was filled with a kaleidoscope of enticing fabrics, tempting patterns, book signings and conversations galore. I guess I stopped to chat too many times, because according to my tracker, I averaged only 10,500 steps or 4.3 miles each day. Nevertheless, each day was punctuated with an awesome meal to celebrate the day, nourish our creative souls and rejuvenate for the next day.

Meet a few friends from my Saturday SCHMETZ dinner. Each contribute in remarkable ways making our sewing businesses and hobbies sew awesome!

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Friends from Saturday SCHMETZ dinner with Rhonda Pierce.

From left to right:  Scott Wernet, SCHMETZ Germany; Rhonda;

YouTube Super Star Laura Coia -;
Carmon & April Henry -;

Philipp Bauer, SCHMETZ Germany




SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #58

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2018-19 Schedule

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Aurora Sewing Center*

Make & Take

December 4-5, 2018

Aurora NY

Pride of the Prairie*

December 13, 2018

Naperville IL


February 12-14, 2019

Las Vegas NV

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

February 28-March 3, 2019

Puyallup WA

Trends Show*

March 15-17, 2019

Portland OR

Let's Sew*

April 23, 2019

Evansville IN

Salt Creek Quilter's Guild*

May 9, 2019

Chicago IL

International Quilt Market

May 16-19, 2019

Kansas City MO

Illinois Quilters*

September 5, 2019

Wilmette IL


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