Rhonda Pierce


Class Offerings


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.

Hands-On Class

Stitch exercises demonstrate how needles, thread, technique and you, the sewist, control stitch quality.  A fun, exploratory class.


Rhonda's 2019 Schedule

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.