March 2023

On the Road

Needles and batting. What a combo!

Schedule Rhonda and Stephanie for your upcoming guild meeting.

What creative shows have you attended recently? I’m excited because I’m attending back-to-back shows. For two days, I’m in Atlanta for QuiltCon, the biggest event for the Modern Quilt Guild. They are celebrating ten years. I’ve attended or participated in about half the shows and have given SCHMETZ virtuals to many Modern Quilt Guilds. As a guest of Stephanie Hackney, Sales & Marketing Director, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, I’ll be doing SCHMETZ Q&A. If you are attending QuiltCon, drop by the Hobbs batting booth #1205 to say hi. As you know, I present SCHMETZ virtually throughout North America. Stephanie presents Hobbs batting virtually. Stephanie and I are happy to schedule virtual presentations for your guild. If you miss us at QuiltCon, just send us an email.

Atlanta this week and Puyallup WA next week. The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is March 2-5, just south of Seattle. I love this show and the many wonderful friends I have met over the years. This year, I am giving two SCHMETZ lectures and two SCHMETZ hands-on exploratory classes. Plus, the show asked me to do Facebooking. So, if you can’t attend, go to Facebook and search for Sewing and Stitchery Expo. I will be posting from the show floor … when I’m not in the classroom.  

Hope our paths cross at an upcoming show. I want to know your favorite SCHMETZ needle type and size.

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit® Too!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Noon CST


Who Will Be the Lucky Winner?

SCHMETZ Snippet Facebook Live

March Shout-Out Winner!

Karen Hay

Secret Fairy Garden

Quilt Pattern: Jaquelynne Steves.

Quilting, Embroidery 90/14

My inspiration: My grandniece.

My Sewing Story: My favorite, nightmarish, and most painstaking quilting project is my double wedding ring quilt that I have been working on for over 24 years. I was trying to have it done for our wedding in 2002, but then kids, school, and work got in the way. I have been working on it here and there since I retired/became disabled due to my Multiple Sclerosis in 2019. My sewing room is my older son's old bedroom. The closet houses all of my fabrics. I have an Ultimate SewingBox (no longer made) from The Original ScrapBox (now CreateRoom), a Grace Cutie Frame, Singer CG-590, Singer 14HD854 Serger, Janome MC14000, a Reliable Vacuum & Up-air Pressing Table, dress form, and a Jiffy Steamer system.


Seeing your finished projects is fun and inspirational. Thanks for participating!

See your project and projects of sewing buddies posted on Wednesdays on Facebook and Instagram SCHMETZneedles. Keep sharing your projects. Another random winner will be announced next month. Sew SCHMETZ!

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Slightly Rounded Point

The slightly rounded point is the standard point shape for home sewing machines. This point shape assures trouble-free sewing of most materials and many applications.

Slightly Rounded Point

with Special Taper

The special taper to the slightly rounded point easily penetrates thick layers of fabric and batting and avoids material damage. Use for piecing and quilting.

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, Quilt Alliance, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific US and Canada (GMT/UTC -5) each Wednesday and last approximately one hour.

Wednesday, March 1, 2 PM EST 

(Register now)

Facilitating a Community Quilt Project for Adults with Disabilities in Tokyo, Japan

Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, March 8, 2 PM EST 

(Register now)

Keidra Daniels Navaroli: Experimentation and Innovation in Textiles

Presented by: SAQA

Where's Rhonda?

2023 Virtual Events & Shows

March 1 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 1 Kaleidoscope; 2-5 Sewing & Stitchery Expo;

14 Gallatin Quilt Guild; 22 My Sewing Room; 29 Time Flies Quilt & Sew April 5 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 7 SewingPartsOnline; 12-14 VDTA; 20 Indy Modern Quilt Guild; 27 Allbrands May 2 PALS Quilt Guild; 3 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 4-6 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-New Orleans; 10 ASG Plano; 17 Seams Sew Me June 7 SCHMETZ Snippet FB Live; 10 Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild; 15 Palmetto Quilt Guild; 21-23 h+h Americas; 27-30 Bernina University July 5 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 26-29 Quilting Sewing & Vac

August 2 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 7-12 SewVeryEasy Canada; 10 Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild; 17-19 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-Dallas September 6 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 7-9 Great WI Quilt Show; 28-30 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-Fredericksburg

October 4 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 5-7 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-Nashville:

12-14 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-Cincinnati; 27-30 International Quilt Market 

November 1 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 2-5 Quilt Festival; 11-18 S.E.W. Retreat

December 6 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive

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