March                                                     2019


On the Road . . .


Last week was North America's largest sewing party, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo, in Puyallup WA. Each day I wore an outfit I made. On show day one, I wore this luxurious Shannon Fabrics Spa Cuddle coat. I was the most huggable person on the show floor! My outfits, plus the pattern numbers, for the remaining show days are found at It is always fun to inspire and be inspired by show attendees.


My Polar Vortex Sewing Extravaganza that started after Thanksgiving, is wrapping up. How many more frigid days can we bear? Hopefully, spring is around the corner with warm weather sewing projects. Let's sew!

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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #63

Morna McEver Golletz


Business is tough. Creating a viable small business is even tougher, especially when working alone. For nearly 10 years, Morna McEver Golletz has provided a safe, creative and business savvy environment to develop ideas and strategize business development. As Founder and CEO of the International Association of Creative Art Professionals and Creative Arts Business Summit (CABS), Morna has touched the business lives of innumerable designers, retailers and creative professionals. Her knowledge of creative industries, combined with astute listening skills and business savvy has launched many successful entrepreneurs into the profitable businesses that dreams are built. Click HERE.


SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #62

MJ Kinman

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One year ago, MJ Kinman and her unusually large gem quilts burst onto the quilting scene like a 4th of July Fireworks Finale. The first time she was a vendor at the International Quilt Market in 2017, it looked like a rock concert was happening in her booth. The quilting world had never seen anything quite like her large gemstone quilts ... it was like you were looking into a gigantic glittering diamond. MJ’s quilts have cut, clarity and color. MJ is clearly working and living in her brilliance. Click HERE.



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Recommendation: I use SCHMETZ Microtex needles to piece my hand-dyed cotton sateen fabrics. I love the way they glide through the fabric and result in perfect stitches.

Tip: Change your needle every 5 hours of stitching or at least with every new project. Your machine, your quilts, and your blood pressure will love you for it!


Want to know more about MJ Kinman and her gemstone quilts?

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Celebrate the Seasons

Pat Sloan

That Patchwork Place

Greet each season with beloved designer Pat Sloan leading the way! Pat's clear instructions and encouraging "You can do it!" attitude make this collection of seasonal projects a snap to create. Choose from 14 simple patchwork and appliqué projects.

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Quilting Gloves

Swan Amity Studios

These remarkable new gloves were designed by a quilter (Swan) for quilters everywhere! These gloves are everything other gloves are not, offering excellent control for the quilter with no plastic or ruberized surfaces. Enjoy the comfort of soft micro-suede, breathable materials, touch screen sensitivity, a padded palm to keep your hands and wrists in better positions, and two open fingers on each glove to provide tactile sensation. Amity means friendship and "little love." We invite you to give a little love to your hands and your quilts too with the Amity Quilting Glove!

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Melissa Watson Ellis started a custom tailoring company. Schedule an appointment during your next New York City visit.


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Melissa and her famous Mom were featured in Inspired to SEW #24 and #38.

Stitch up a road trip with Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream, and Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis. The Adventure Quilt road trip has begun, but it's not too late to join the fun.



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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Issue 61

Tracy Krauter

Issue 60

Five Years in Review

Issue 59

Pieced Together


Where's Rhonda?

2019 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


Pfaff on Granville*

March 14, 2019

Vancouver BC


EE Schenck/Trends Show*

March 16-17, 2019

Portland OR


International Quilt Festival

March 28-30, 2019

Chicago IL

Let's Sew*

April 23, 2019

Evansville IN


April 24-27, 2019

Paducah KY

Salt Creek Quilter's Guild*

May 9, 2019

Chicago IL


International Quilt Market*

May 16-19, 2019

Kansas City MO

Two Take & Teach Classes

Bernina University*

June 9-13, 2019

Jacksonville FL

Vendor & Lecture

Quilt Canada

June 12-15, 2019

Ottawa ON

Shipshewana Quilt Festival*

June 19-22, 2019

Shipshewana IN

Four Schoolhouse Lectures

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

August 1-3, 2019

Raleigh NC


Janome Institute

August 21-25, 2019

Atlanta GA


Illinois Quilters*

September 5, 2019

Wilmette IL


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

September 12-14, 2019

Cincinnati OH


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

October 3-5, 2019

Fredericksburg VA


International Quilt Market

October 24-28, 2019

Houston TX

Threads of Success*

October 26, 2019

Houston TX


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

November 14-16, 2019

Novi MI



*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes


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