Rhonda has a dream job... teaching sewing fans about the most important 2" piece of steel in the sewing machine - the SCHMETZ needle. She creates programs and support materials that are easy and well organized for fast needle knowledge. Rhonda's proudest professional accomplishment is the 2014 availability of color coded needles to her sewing public.
During Rhonda's SCHMETZ classes, students respond with "a ha" moments and giggles as they learn needle facts. She enjoys sharing needle knowledge in classrooms and sewing shows throughout North America. She travels with the SCHMETZ "Super" Needle - it's 17" tall - and always asks "What's Your Favorite SCHMETZ Needle?"
She published 100 issues of the esteemed SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW. Rhonda publishes the "must read" monthly SCHMETZ newsletters.
Appropriate for Shops & Guilds
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things - like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down on how this little piece of steel can solve some very BIG problems including broken threads, skipped stitches and puckered fabrics. Your sewing machine is an investment and protection begins by using the very best needle. Lecture is available virtually.
Retailer & Trade Presentations
Customers look to your staff as the experts. They should understand needle systems, functions of needle anatomy, needle types, color coding and clues to change the needle. Class will increase not only knowledge base but increase SCHMETZ sales and the confidence of your staff.
Stitch exercises demonstrate how needles, thread, technique and you, the sewist, control stitch quality. A fun, exploratory class.
New 2024 Offering!
Coats. Quilts. My Life with the Needle Trunk Show
Take a peek at my favorite coats, dresses, quilts and maybe a sewing flop along with the stories of how and why they were made. From my first job out of college at Vogue/Butterick Patterns to quilt shop management to representing one of the most recognized names in our sewing industry, SCHMETZ, I am grateful for the astonishing opportunities to serve my sewing community. Let me share sewing stories, show stitch projects and introduce you to my sewing world. Can be customized to meet time requirements. Ask about the special 2024 booking rate.
January 4 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 13 Pam Damour; 14 Empire Quilters Guild ; 16 Flying Geese Quilt Guild ; 19-22 National Make It With Wool; 24 International Quilters’ Guild; 31 Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild February 1 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 11 Time Flies Quilt & Sew; 13 Quality Sewing & Vac; 15 Seymour Quilters Guild; 21 Creatrices Broderie Machines (Paris); 24-25 QuiltCon March 1 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 1 Kaledioscope; 2-5 Sewing & Stitchery Expo; 14 Gallatin Quilt Guild; 22 My Sewing Room; 29 Time Flies Quilt & Sew April5 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 7 SewingPartsOnline; 12-14 VDTA; 20 Indy Modern Quilt Guild; 27 Allbrands May 3 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 4 Busy Needles Quilt Guild; 4-6 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-New Orleans; 10 ASG Plano; 12CaliQuiltCo; 13 ASG Macon GA; 17 Seams Sew Me; 31 Angela Wolf June 2 All About Sewing; 7 SCHMETZ Snippet FB Live; 8 ASG National Neighborhood Group; 10 Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild; 15 Palmetto Quilt Guild; 21-23 h+h Americas; 27-30 Bernina University July 5 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive, ASG MD Cyber Sewists; 11 Singer Corpus Christi; 12 Seams Sew Me; 21 Twinkle Twinkle Quilt Concert PJ Jam; 26-29 Quality Sewing & Vac August 2 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 7-12 SewVeryEasy Tour Canada; 10 Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild; 17-19 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo-Dallas September 6 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 7-9 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show; 21 Brenham Quilt Guild; 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; 18 West Houston Quilters Guild; 27-30 International Quilt Market November 1 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive; 2-5 International Quilt Festival; 11-18 S.E.W. Retreat December 6 SCHMETZ Snippet FBLive