August                                                    2019


On the Road . . .


Last week I was saddened to learn Kaye Wood passed. What a gal! Kaye was featured in the 2010 SCHMETZ Designer Portfolio shown below. Besides being a legendary "quilt engineer," Kaye was kind, funny, helpful to industry newbies and an astute business woman. We have had more than a few laughs over delicious meals. Thank you Kaye for all your contributions to our wonderful world of quilting!

Did you catch one of the seven SCHMETZ Facebook LIVE giveaways? Doing the Sizzling SCHMETZ Summer Giveaways last month was fun and enlightening. Let’s do it again! There will be two giveaways this month. Check the dates below. If you are not on FB, we will try to load on YouTube or elsewhere. I loved reading all your comments. I was especially pleased that you appreciated the SCHMETZ Mini Classes and learned about new sewing tools and notions.

At this writing, I’m in Raleigh NC. At the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, I am giving two classes: SCHMETZ, Two Inches of Steel. I love the class title! If you are not attending these classes, try to catch me at one of OSQE’s other events in Worchester MA, Cincinnati OH, Fredericksburg VA and Novi MI. Here’s the link to check dates and book classes:

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit® Too!


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I love this pic with Kaye Wood!
Spring 2018, VDTA, Charlotte NC

Thanks for Reading SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW!


SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #68


Rita Farro,

Who's the Word Master behind SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW?


Just three miles from the Mississippi River, in the Iowa cornfields, you’ll find Rita Farro at home. If it's Monday, there are sheets drying on a clothesline after being laundered in a hand painted washer & dryer (doesn't everyone embellish home appliances?), enticing chocolate peanut butter cake baking in the oven, and Grandma Camp activities in progress. Mix in a laptop and a cell phone, Rita rocks our sewing world with heart and enthusiasm sprinkled with sarcasm. Who is Rita Farro? If you have been reading SCHMETZ Inspired to Sew since issue #1, then you have read Rita's writing. Rita interviews the feature talent each month. Her mission is to tell their sewing stories in writing for publication. With countless classes from the Des Moines Writers' Workshop, Rita has honed her craft. Rita is a writer.


Click HERE to read on




In Memory . . .






Sizzling SCHMETZ Summer Giveaways


New Dates:  August 14 and 15.

Times will be announced on Facebook.


Wow! Thanks Shannon Fabrics for sending

more ever so soft Cuddle® Kits to giveaway.  




Have  You Collected Grabbits® in All These Colors?


Click HERE for more information.



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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Issue 66

Judy Kessinger

Issue 65

Jeannette Kitlan

Issue 64

Cathy Wiggins

Where's Rhonda?

2019/20 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

August 1-3, 2019

Raleigh NC


Janome Institute

August 21-25, 2019

Atlanta GA


Baby Lock Tech

August 24-28, 2019

St. Louis MO


Illinois Quilters*

September 5, 2019

Wilmette IL


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

September 12-14, 2019

Worcester MA


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo*

September 19-21, 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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