September 2021
On the Road
Aloha! No I have not visited Hawaii, but if you attended last month's SCHMETZneedles FBLive or visited my personal blog, Sew More Stitches, you may remember my most recent quilt project, Aloha Quilt. On Wednesday, September 1st, at noon CST, I will be talking about the finished quilt with a special heirloom touch. In fact, during the FBLive I'll be giving away not only the Everyday Stitches pattern that inspired this quilt, but the 60° ruler and my favorite SCHMETZ Microtex 80/12 needles. As you know, a quilt is not finished until the label is attached. So, yes, the Aloha Quilt is finished. 
Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit® Too! 
Rhonda documents making the Aloha Quilt in five blog posts, May 16-August 20 at
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699 Executive Drive Willowbrook IL 60527 #630 481-4086
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The heartbeat and lifeblood of the sewing business has always been classes. When the Covid pandemic hit, sewing machine dealers, fabric stores, and quilt shops across the country were forced to close their doors. Whether or not a business survived Covid was often a matter of whether or not they were able to transfer their classroom/customer experience to the internet.

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt. In their first 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals all over the world. Their vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.

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Ultimate National Sewing Month Giveaway
September 2021

Enter to WIN Beginning September 1.
Shannon Fabrics is excited to announce the Shannon Fabrics 2021 Ultimate National Sewing Month Giveaway! You can now enter to win an amazing grand prize pack of sewing, quilting, embroidery, and crafting notions and tools worth over $1,000! There will be one random winner. The giveaway runs September 1-30, 2021, 11:59 PT.

September 2021 Sewing Month Bundle
With SCHMETZ you have options! We are offering a special "bundle" of needles in honor of September 2021 Sewing Month. Includes one each of the following:

  • SCHMETZ Stretch 75/11
  • SCHMETZ Stretch 90/14
  • SCHMETZ Jersey Assorted Sizes 
  • SCHMETZ Color Chart Luggage Tag
  • SCHMETZ ABC Pocket Guide
  • Grabbit® BobbinSaver2®

Available September 1-30, 2021 (or while supplies last).

Our Next FBLive is Tomorrow!

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

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Noon CST

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Sewing paper? See Susan Beck's recommendations.
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If you like to explore sewing beyond fabric, paper is a logical step. Create greeting cards, mixed media art pieces, bookmarks, scrapbook pages, and other paper items. Making these types of projects is an inexpensive way to be creative because most, if not all, of the supplies needed may be things that you already have on hand. Keep reading for a few tips you need to know when stitching on paper.

Nancy Zieman
Nancy Zieman was a kind, creative and savvy trailblazer. Enjoy this touching tribute to Nancy from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Museum Hall of Fame. This video is less than 7 minutes long. Your heart will be warmed, but watch with a nearby tissue.

Needle Eye Comparison
That's not just a little piece of steel making your machine stitches. German engineering designs, calculates, tests, and inspects the SCHMETZ needle. Take for instance the eye, did you know that needles have different eye shapes?
The most popular needle, the Universal, has an eye that is 40% the width of the blade. Really! There are three other needles with larger eyes, the Embroidery and even more pronounced is the elongated eye of the Metallic and Topstitch needles.

Now what does a larger eye mean? There is less friction on the thread as it passes through the eye. Ever sew with a thread that breaks or tends to shred? Guess what, use a needle with a larger eye. If you have old thread or maybe a poor quality thread, use a needle with a larger eye. The thread and needle work hard and fast.
Where's Rhonda?
2021 Virtual Events & Shows
1 - SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 8-10 - Janome Institute;

5 - NAMPA Modern Quilt Guild; 6 - SCHMETZneedles FBLive;

3 - SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 9 - Quilter on Fire;

1 - SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 8 - Pieceful Nights Quilt Guild

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