February                                                 2020


On the Road . . .


For almost six weeks I have been cocooning: Adjusting to new routines, wrapping up affairs and planning for tomorrow. Trying to eat well, exercise - ok, minimal exercise at this point, and creating. This dreary, overcast weather in Chicago can easily put a damper on one's spirit, but I find it invigorating for these activities, especially sewing! Already I have made two dresses, am making a vest - the fabric has a surprise lining, and am working up the gumption to do two welt pockets on a coat. Yes, I can do welt pockets ... fingers-crossed. It's been a long time.

Look me up at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington. Besides giving two SCHMETZ lectures and two hands-on classes, I will be on the show floor clicking pics among vendors, attendees and show talent. I will be wearing my new creations and checking out what my sewing friends have made too. This show is truly a sewing party. Join me!

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit® Too!


PS: As my travel schedule gears up in mid February, so will my personal blog: www.sewmorestitches.com. I haven't abandoned the blog, but technical issues mixed with juggling new responsibilities on the home front have challenged my time management. I look forward to showing you my sewing projects!


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Rhonda is seeing red this month

with the new JUMBO BobbinSaver2®.

Happy Valentine's Day!

JUMBO BobbinSaver2® is made of the same flexible plastic as the original BobbinSaver2®. This version fits snuggly around JUMBO metal or plastic bobbins measuring at least 11/16" in diameter. Holds Up to 70+ Plastic or Metal Bobbins. Measures 5-7/8" x 6-1/8" x 7/8".

Item #: BS2J
US Retail: $13.95

ByAnnie's Local Quilt Shop Contest

The search for the top local quilt shop is on. Did you vote?

ByAnnie.com is hosting their 3rd annual Local Quilt Shop Contest. Gain fame and recognition for your store, plus win a FREE ByAnnie Trunk Show at your shop, among other prizes!

Polls close February 29, 2020. Make your voice heard and vote now!

Vote Now! -- https://www.byannie.com/lqs-contest


Thanks for Reading SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW!


SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #74

Marianne Fons


Prepare to be wowed! Marianne Fons has immense energy, focus and interests. Marianne is a quilting icon. The recent reissue of her popular 1993 book coauthored with Liz Porter, Quilter’s Complete Guide, further cements her legacy in today’s quilt world. As Rita Farro reveals, Marianne’s impact reaches beyond the world of quilts. As a business woman her interests and acumen serve others in numerous ways: Quilts of Valor Foundation, and more intimately in her immediate community by founding The Iowa Quilt Museum and restoring The Iowa Theatre. As a mom, Marianne is the biggest cheerleader of her three kids. What’s next for Marianne? With a twinkle in her eye, she has novel ideas already in place. We can hardy wait!


Click HERE to read on issuu.com


Be on the look out for SCHMETZ Needles and Mini Grabbit® Magnetic Pincushions. Can you spot either brand in this tease? Streaming began January 29th.

Look for Rhonda's SCHMETZ lectures and SCHMETZ Hands-On Exploratory Classes at Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Puyallup WA!


Confused about sewing machine needles? What do all those numbers mean on the needle pack? Is changing the needle before it breaks really important? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things - like the needle in your machine. Get the solution to frequent thread problems and answers to common needle questions. Students receive the always-popular SCHMETZ ABC Pocket Guide.

  Teaching the Next Generation!

Before Christmas, 130 East Noble Middle School students in Kendallville IN made earbud pouches and envelope pillows. Thanks, Mrs. Kim Desper, for teaching kids to sew in school!


Adventure in Color Quilt Along: Luminous

The Adventure Quilt is a collaboration between Tammy Silvers and the talented Kate Colleran of Seams Like A Dream. They are excited to offer this new quilt as a Quilt Along!



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



SCHMETZ Professional Grade Chrome Needles

are Available in a Variety of types and sizes.


- Less friction on thread passing through eye -

- Penetrates fabric with less resistance -

- Smoother stitch creation -

- Resists heat - improved durability & performance -

- A premium performance needle -


Click HERE for more information.


Have You Read These Back Issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Issue 72

Eleanor Burns

Issue 71

Rob Appell

Issue 70

Jodie Davis


Where's Rhonda?

2020 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


Sarah's Grove Quilter's Circle*

February 4

Schaumburg IL


February 16-18

Las Vegas NV

Sewing & Stitchery Expo*

February 27-March 1

Puyallup WA


March 20-22

Cologne Germany

The Gathering of Quilters*

April 16

Toledo OH

International Quilt Market*

May 14-17

Pittsburgh PA

Quilt Canada*

June 17-20

Emonton AB

Shipshewana Quilt Festival*

June 24-26

Shipshewana IN

Bernina University

July 14-17

Indian Wells CA

Quilting By The Sea*

October 13

Boca Raton FL


International Quilt Market

October 23-26

Houston TX

Threads of Success*

October 25

Houston TX

Faithful Circle Quilters Guild*

November 18

Downers Grove IL



*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes


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