JUNE 2022


Rhonda, Deena Schroder, Rita Farro

NZP Sew Quilt Create Weekend, Beaver Dam WI

May 2022

Are you traveling yet? Since the last newsletter, I ventured outside my COVID comfort zone and made two work trips: One to American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week in Paducah KY and more recently to the Nancy Zieman Productions Sew Quilt Create Weekend in Beaver Dam WI. Flights were not involved since I drove to both events. Fresh air and sewing friends! What a combo! For many of my sewing friends, known and unknown, these were also their first public shows to attend. I attended with caution and joy to once again interact in person with sewing sisters and brothers.


In Paducah, Rita Farro and I met up with award winning quilters, Heidi Proffetty, Linda McGehee, and many other quilt stars. Rita’s sister, Deborah, drove in from Nashville. We met up at the fabric mecca, Hancock’s of Paducah, which has one of the largest SCHMETZ offerings I have ever seen. In Beaver Dam, Rita met up with sister Deena along with many more sewing stars. Unfortunately, Mary Mulari was sidelined by COVID and unable to travel or perform with Rita as the Midwest YaYa Sisters. The show went on with Rita giving a stellar performance with Mary’s quick and clever samples. Between Mary’s aprons and wraps and Rita’s Frankensewing samples mixed with Rita’s wit and personal stories, the audience had fun while learning sewing tips. I was happy to take on a supportive role as a runway model with Donna Fenske, Diane Dhein, and Deena Schroder. BTW, Mary recovered and is no longer quarantined. Go over to my personal blog to see a few pics from each event: 

Sew More Stitches.


My hope for you is that your sewing and quilting world expands. Quilt and sewing shows deliver inspiration, motivation, and creative new friends. Oh, and take your credit card too. You are bound to find exciting new products. 

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Making Buttonholes?


The Grabbit® Buttonhole Cutter Set opens buttonholes easily with precision for a professional finish. One set includes two cutters (a straight knife and a circular punch) and a hardwood cutting block in a reusable clamshell case. The circular punch can also be used for cutting English eyelet embroidery. For buttonholes in heavier fabrics, tap the handle with a hammer. Made with hardwood handles and hardened steel blades.   



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Stephanie Socha Designs Interview

Stephanie Socha is a Chicago-based residential interior designer and maker. We met serendipitously last winter at Thimbles in Lockport IL. A couple months later I was interviewed on her podcast. Take a listen. If you have not taken my virtual class, this interview gives a glimpse into helpful SCHMETZ info. Enjoy!

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Click HERE for the Podcast on Stephanie's Blog Page.

Click HERE for the Apple Podcast.

Our Next FBLive is June 1!

What AWESOME Products Will Rhonda Give Away? SCHMETZ, of Course, and Sew Much More!

Upcoming Facebook Live with Q&A


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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Please Note: In mid-June, we are testing a new LIVE platform.

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2022 Virtual Events & Shows

June 1 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 3 Red-Roxy Quilts; 8 OSewPersonalFabrics; 13 Lakeshore Sewing, Lighthouse Quilt Guild; 22-25 h+h Chicago July 5 SewingMachinesPlus FB Takeover; 6 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 12-15 Bernina University August 3 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 4 Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild; 18 Eastside Quilters Guild September 7 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 13 Fraser Valley Quilt Guild; 19 Conejo Valley Quilters; 21 ByAnnie  October 3 Southport Quilters; 5 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 11 Ridge Meadows Quilt Guild 29-31 Houston Quilt Market November 2 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 3-5 Houston Quilt Festival; 8 Four County Quilt Guild; 9 Sheboygan Quilt Guild; 16 Common Threads Quilt Guild December 7 SCHMETZneedles FBLive 

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