July                                                         2020



On the Virtual Road . . .


Last week I wrapped up the seven part SCHMETZ FBLive series, SCHMETZ SWIM - See What I Made. All the projects were personal UFO's, several from over 15 years ago. Sometimes I amaze myself that all the projects & supplies were locatable and in order. Projects shown included memorial hearts to the boho kimono to the stunning indigo sashiko quilt, with other projects sprinkled among this unusual gift of time, also known as Covid-19. I am forever grateful for my health, my job, the love of sewing, and SCHMETZ fans. I can say I am truly Inspired to SEW during this time of uncertainty.

Almost two weeks ago, my sewing was hijacked by gardening. I'm still sneaking in sewing & quilting time, but caring for outdoor plants now takes priority until rain showers on my little garden paradise. I'm also moving into phase 3 in my battle with rabbits, but that's a story for another time.

Stay tuned for future SCHMETZneedle FBLives and videos. Meanwhile, if you missed some of the SWIM projects, take a closer look on my personal blog:  https://sewmorestitches.com/blog?blogcategory=SCHMETZ+See+What+I+Made.

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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #79

Coping with the Pandemic


Nobody is weathering the pandemic storm better than people that sew. We know how to make the best of situations. We certainly stepped up to serve our families & communities with masks. In addition to making masks, Rhonda Pierce was inspired to finish UFO's (unfinished objects) that seasoned up to 17 years. On SCHMETZneedles Facebook LIVE, on Wednesdays during May & June, Rhonda shared multiple newly completed projects. That lead her to wonder how other industry professionals are using this unusual gift of time. Emails were sent to 24 sewing celebrities asking for a snapshot of how they spent their time. Were they sewing, resting, crafting, cooking? Everyone was asked to submit one image with a paragraph describing their pandemic time. Fourteen responses were received. Luckily, everyone is healthy. You will enjoy reading the responses as their dedication to our industry thrives.


Click HERE to read on issuu.com.


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Color, Thread, and Free-Motion Quilting

by Teri Lucas

Of course, using the proper needle will help you stitch with reckless abandon. Celebrate Teri's new book by taking part in her Virtual Book Launch later this month. Enjoy Teri's beautiful, resourceful guide.


It's never too late to join MJ Kinman's Elizabeth Sew-Along!


8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Before Shopping for a New Sewing Machine

Thanks, Susan Beck, for providing this checklist

to buying a new sewing machine.


Judy & Margaret are back with Season Two. Join them for insightful discussions about the tools & tips that take sewing projects from fine to fabulous.



Have You Read These Back Issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Issue 78

Ecclesiastical Sewing

Issue 77

4-H Now ...

The REST of the Story

Issue 76

The History and Impact of 4-H


Where's Rhonda?

2020 Schedule

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Thimbles Virtual SCHMETZ Classes*

July 2, 9, 16, 23

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Virtual*

August 11

Bernina University

Virtual SCHMETZ Class*

Quilting By The Sea*

October 13

Boca Raton FL


International Quilt Market

October 23-26

Houston TX

Faithful Circle Quilters Guild*

November 18

Downers Grove IL


*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes


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