Tag Archives: SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW

Machine Embroidery – Reen Wilcoxson

By | 09/01/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #90, June 2021. Written by Rita Farro.) Reen Wilcoxson Reen Wilcoxson was featured in Issue #40 of SCHMETZ Inspired To Sew magazine. That issue was all about In The Hoop (ITH) embroidery designs, and Reen is considered THE EXPERT in this exciting machine embroidery specialty. ITH designs are ones where you… Read More »

Singer & Clark – The Unlikely Partnership

By | 03/24/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #83, November 2020. Written by Rita Farro.)   There are very few examples of a brand that is so well known, the NAME of the brand replaces the actual thing the brand represents. Still today, 150+ years after the patent was registered, the name “Singer” is synonymous with “sewing machine.” In… Read More »

Quilting in the Valley

By | 02/24/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #80, August 2020. Written by Rita Farro.) This story sounds so much like a fairy tale, it should start with Once upon a time . . . . In 2014, a woman who loved quilting decided to cash in her 401K and open a little quilt shop in a small town… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Gail Yellen

By | 02/10/2021

After a February serger workshop for the Sarasota, FL ASG Chapter, the whole country shut down. Like thousands of sewists around the world, I made masks (between 150–200). My husband and I did a quilt themed jigsaw puzzle. Then I decided it was time to get back to work. I did a couple of new YouTube Serger Tip… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Angela Wolf

By | 02/03/2021

Being home for the past few months has been a huge lifestyle change; going from traveling every other week for events to working out of my studio and staying home. Ironically, I have come to cherish this time. Not traveling has allowed so much more time, time to write music and play the piano again (although I really… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Cathy Wiggins

By | 01/27/2021

Though the stay-at-home order has been detrimental to a small business like mine with the cancellation of teaching gigs and the loss of revenue from shows and classes, it has been a true blessing for my creative soul. For almost a year, I’ve had signed contracts for two new books, but no time to work on them due… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Annie Unrein

By | 01/20/2021

In late March, Utah authorities encouraged everyone to work from home, if possible, and told all high-risk individuals (including those over 60, me!) to “avoid contact with any other person.” Having watched as my daughter-in-law’s family in Spain dealt with hospitalizations and deaths, I was definitely ready to self-isolate. I was also confident that I would be SO… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Deanna Springer

By | 01/13/2021

Beginning in early March, here at NZP (Nancy Zieman Productions) in Wisconsin, our office went on lock-down to visitors and we implemented no-contact deliveries. We began ramping up cleaning commonly touched surfaces–including every rotary cutter, ruler, marking pen, and sewing notion in our sewing room and studio. Our team meetings moved from the conference room to our large… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Pat Sloan

By | 01/06/2021

On March 1st, I started doing daily Quilt Challenge videos and I created a project calendar for everyone. It’s been wonderful to have a focus on our quilting each day and super fun to see everyone participating. I also have been involved in several collaborations doing trunk shows and the most recent is a group of us did… Read More »

Coping with the Pandemic – Heidi Proffetty

By | 12/30/2020

When our world came to a screeching halt, I naively thought this can’t go on for long. So I decided to tackle a few of those dreaded projects from my To-Do list. We’ve lived in our house for 22 plus years and you can imagine the STUFF we’ve accumulated. So this became my quiet mission for more than… Read More »