THREE CLASSES TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS
Consumer Lecture 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. Students receive the ever popular SCHMETZ ABC Pocket Guide.
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 the confidence of your staff.
Stitch exercises demonstrate how needles, thread, technique and you, the sewist, control stitch quality. A fun, exploratory class.
February 9-13 * VDTA/SDTA, Las Vegas NV
February 21 Splendid Sampler II Designer
February 26-March 4 *Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Puyallup WA
March 14 *Pfaff Granville Sewing Centre, Vancouver BC
March 16-17 *E.E. Schenck/Trends, Portland OR
March 28-30 International Quilt Festival, Chicago IL
April 23 *Let's Sew, Evansville IN
April 24-27 AQS, Paducah KY
May 9 *Salt Creek Quilters, Hinsdale IL
May 16-19 *International Quilt Market, Kansas City MO
June 9-13 *Bernina University, Jacksonville FL
June 19-22 *Shipshewana Quilt Festival, Shipshewana IN
August 1-3 *Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Raleigh NC
August 21-25 Janome Institute, Atlanta GA
August 24-28 Baby Lock Tech, St. Louis MO
September 5 * Illinois Quilters, Wilmette IL
September 12-14 *Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Worcester MA
September 19-21 *Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Cincinnati OH
October 3-5 *Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Fredericksburg VA
October 24-28 International Quilt Market, Houston TX
October 26 *Threads of Success Houston TX
November 14-16 *Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Novi MI
* = Teaching
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?"
Rhonda publishes the "must read" monthly SCHMETZ newsletters and the esteemed SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW.