August                                                     2020


On the Virtual Road . . .


August is traditionally my power sewing month. The Midwest heat & humidity drive me inside with the comfort of air conditioning. This year is different. Like many of you, 2020 unexpectedly unveiled itself as a mandatory & productive sewing year. I have lost count of how many masks, UFO's, sewing, and quilting projects I completed with the satisfaction of ticking them off my "to do" list. Yes, I have been sewing feverishly in the safety of my home.

During the month of July I needed to take a sewing break, although I did cut out four new outfits and have a quilt in my sewing que. After a couple weeks, I feel focused, refreshed and now ready to resume sewing in August. Of course, I have a stash of SCHMETZ needles ready for the task. I hope you too are enjoying your skill and love for sewing.

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit Too!


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Just one of Rhonda's 2020 sewing projects:

Sandra Betzina, Vogue Pattern #1364,

using recycled cotton sweaters

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SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #80

Quilting in the Valley


This is a great news story! An inspired story for any stage of your career or life, whether you are a small business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, and as an individual. Lisa Furleigh's advice is sound.

Lisa Furleigh, Quilting in the Valley owner, shares three pieces of advice. The second piece is a staple in my daily mindset. Maybe you too are inspired by this Henry Ford quote,

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you are right.

Enjoy Rita Farro's interview with Lisa reminiscing about catching the quilt bug, while establishing a successful & demanding corporate career. You will definitely want to meet Lisa in one of her Quilting in the Valley stores, and if that is not possible, go online to Facebook and YouTube to catch her enthusiasm. Prepare to be inspired!


Click HERE to read on



SCHMETZ Snippets


Starting August 3rd, Rhonda is giving impromptu FBLives from her office/conference room/warehouse and personal sewing room. These brief videos - 3 minutes or so - give a glimpse into facets of everyone's favorite sewing products: SCHMETZ & Grabbit Sewing Tools. Have a couple giggles, learn needle facts & sewing tips. A little of this & a little of that ... SCHMETZ Snippets.

Join Rhonda on FB/SCHMETZneedles. These will be posted on YouTube/SCHMETZneedles too.


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






Super NonStick





The Grabbit MyPad is an easy way to organize slightly used sewing machine needles by needle type & size. Use the flower head pin to identify the needle currently in your machine, if you are not already using SCHMETZ color coded needles. Available now at local quilt shops and sewing machine dealers.

US Retail: $11.95


Click HERE for more information.



Complete Photo Guide to Sewing


A photo step-by-step book of hand and machine stitching targeted for the beginner youth sewer. Colorful, bright photos with easy to understand directions. Tips for incorporating the readers own embellishments, ideas and designs. Janith Bergeron and Christine Ecker founded The Sewing Tree, LLC in the spring of 2003 and enjoy teaching sewing to people of all ages and interests. They developed a comprehensive method of teaching which benefits beginner to advanced sewing students.

Click HERE for more information.


Have You Read These Back Issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Issue 79

Coping with the Pandemic

Issue 78

Ecclesiastical Sewing

Issue 77

4-H Now ...

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2020 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Virtual*

August 11

O'SewPersonal Fabric Shop, FBLive*

August 12

Bernina University

Virtual SCHMETZ Class*

Village Quilters of Lake Bluff, Virtual*

August 18

Quilting By The Sea Virtual*

October 13

Boca Raton FL


Faithful Circle Quilters Guild*

November 18

Downers Grove IL


*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes


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