May                                                         2019


On the Road . . .


Sewing projects sometimes need to "season." Rather than use UFO (unfinished object), which I interpret as forever lost and never found again for completion, the word "season" implies a bit more time is needed before my interest, time and energy finally intersect. Then the magic happens. The machine hums, time flys and the project is done. Voila! My Asymmetrical Tunic seasoned for only five months. So, if you have projects and fabrics waiting to be made, don't beat yourself up. Think of "seasoning" as an essential element to completing the project. Let's sew!

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Surrounded by zillions of SCHMETZ needles,

Rhonda wears Asymmetrical Tunic

by Amy Barickman, Indygo Essentials


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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #65

Jeannette Kitlan


You love fabrics. You love sewing. Now the question is, how to pass along your passion to a new generation? Technology, communications, education, well, the whole world has changed, so kids approach sewing from a different perspective. Enter the fabulous Jeannette Kitlan with Hello Sewing World. With Jeannette's teaching experience and savvy quilt shop entrepreneur acumen, Jeannette stepped up and created a fun and colorful program to get kids excited about sewing. Kids treasure creative time, especially with you at their side. Sewing together creates cherished memories. Click HERE.



Special Message From Rhonda


Interested in becoming a certified SCHMETZ instructor? An exciting program to spread SCHMETZ needle education around the world is being planned. Send me an email with your qualifications, a personal statement and location. Although unveiling the program is still months away, you will receive email notification on program details.




Eazy Peazy Quilts

When you just want the essentials . . .



Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion

Reference Card


Available at local quilt shops and machine dealers.









Sew Essentials Combo Value Pack

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Chit Chat Puppet Pattern

by Abby Glassenberg Design




Let's Sew with SCHMETZ!

A freebie from local quilt shops and machine dealers.

Includes Word Puzzle below.


Little Sister & Brother Aprons

Mary Mulari Designs


SCHMETZ Needle Fact - Copy & Paste into Your Own Newsletter or Blog!


SCHMETZ Word Puzzle


Once kids learn sewing basics, introduce them to different needle types.

We know, grown-ups need this information too.


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Are You Familiar with the Talent and Products in these Back Issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Issue 64

Cathy Wiggins

Issue 62

MJ Kinman

Issue 61

Tracy Krauter

Where's Rhonda?

2019/20 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


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

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

Two Take & Teach Classes

Threads of Success*

October 26, 2019

Houston TX


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

November 14-16, 2019

Novi MI


Quilting By The Sea*

March 10, 2020

Boca Raton FL




*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes


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