October 2022

On the Road

Lynn Auclair won the September SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive giveaway.

She met up with Rhonda at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show in Madison WI. 

Who will win the October giveaway? 

Last month at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, I met Lynn Auclair, winner of the September SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive giveaway. What a pleasant surprise! Viewers were asked to identify quilt or sewing shows they planned to visit this fall. It just so happens that Lynn is from Wisconsin and replied that she was attending The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. Hurray! I was working SCHMETZ in the Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio/StitchIt Sisters booth and gave three lectures. Lynn and I met up, talked sewing, and had a few laughs. I also delivered her 37 lb. box of sewing giveaways. She couldn’t believe she won.

Last week I was in Merrillville IN for a Bernina event. Clovis, a SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive fan, came up and introduced herself. We hugged because we are sewing friends that met for the first time. From FBLive, I even remembered Clovis’ last name. Find a pic of Clovis and me over on my personal blog: 

https://sewmorestitches.com/blog/f/lets-sew-in-indiana! What shows are you attending? If you see me at International Quilt Market and/or Festival, stop and say hello. I love meeting sewing and quilting friends in person.

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit® Too!

Take Rhonda's SCHMETZ Class

at International Quilt Festival





Stitch exercises demonstrate how sewing machine needles, thread, technique, and you, the sewist, control stitch quality. Experience stitching with a variety of fabrics and needles, along with a few surprises. Gain respect for the needle and elevate confidence in your needle selection. This is a fun, educational class.  

Show us what you made! Enter the monthly SCHMETZ Shout-Out random drawing. How do you win? Just click this link to enter your finished project:


September 2022 First Shout-Out Winner!

Congratulations Diane Kemple!

This Cuddle custom-designed appliquéd blanket and (Funky Friends pattern) stuffed otter were made with love using a SCHMETZ 90/14 Stretch Needle and a SCHMETZ 90/14 Embroidery Needle.

Our house is small, so I have taken over the breakfast nook with my sewing machines, much to my husband’s chagrin. Our guest room is now my fabric library.

Shout-Out Projects

Watch Facebook and Instagram for more Shout-Outs

  1. Jean Archer, Dress for 18" Doll, Universal Needle, 80/12
  2. Janet Tamburro, Quilted Jacket, Microtex Needle, 80/12
  3. Frances Lavine, Hanging Stabilizer Holder, Universal/Embroidery Needles, 75/11
  4. LynDee Lombardo, 18"x18" Sewn/Decorated Pillow, Universal Needle, 80/12
  5. Peggy Driscoll, Painted Horse Panel, Hexagonal Quilt, Microtex Needle, 80/12
  6. Shari L Dancer-Thomas, Happy Birthday Embroidered Card, Universal/Embroidery/Super NonStick Needles, 80/12

Holiday 2023 is underway.

Warehouse elves are preparing the perfect gift for you and your sewing buddies. Watch your email later in mid October for our holiday gift exclusive to SCHMETZ needles newsletter subscribers. Last year we sold out of the fabulous 500 SCHMETZ tins. Be ready this year. 😊

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Noon CST


What are you doing Wednesdays at 2 PM EDT? Listen to Textile Talks. It's free but you need to register.


Wednesday, October 5, 2 PM EDT (Register now)

Water FEATURED: Quilt Collector Jack Walsh

Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, October 12, 2 PM EDT (Register now)

Tamara Kostianovsky: Textile Flesh

Presented by: SAQA

SCHMETZ Needle Point

Susan Beck, writer, educator, and editor looks beyond sewing machine feet (www.SEWFEET.com) to review sewing machine needles. Susan agrees the SCHMETZ needle is probably the least expensive, but the most important part of your machine. Read Susan’s three reasons to love the SCHMETZ Specialty Combo Packs.

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Where's Rhonda?
2022 Virtual Events & Shows

October 3 Southport Quilters; 4 SewingMachinesPlus.com; 

5 SCHMETZneedles FBLive; 6 Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild; 11 Ridge Meadows Quilt Guild; 20 Stitchin Heaven; 28-31 International Quilt Market;

November 1-5 Houston Quilt Festival; 2 SCHMETZneedles FBLive;

8 Four County Quilt Guild; 9 Sheboygan Quilt Guild; 16 Common Threads Quilt Guild; 28 Halton Hills Quilt Guild; 

December 1-3 Stitchin Heaven; 7 SCHMETZneedles FBLive

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