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April Newsletter

Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC
“Piecing the past and the present into the heirlooms of tomorrow!"

114 N. Otsego Ave.Gaylord, MI 49735 - 989-732-1252 -
Store hours: 10 am to 6 pm Monday thru Saturday

Upcoming Events

QUILT CRUIZINE SHOP HOP, 2018 - Monday, May 21st!
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Journey on a deluxe coach from Delphine's Quilt Shop LC to The Quilt House of Indian River, Hearts to Holly of Charlevoix and Cousin's Quilt Shop in Bellaire.  Or if you prefer, start at one of the other shops; all shops will have a coach.  Everyone is offering 10% off purchases store-wide, with some exclusions.  There will be snacks, fabulous box lunches, drinks, demos, entertainment on the bus and at each shop.  Why not visit with old and new friends and leave the driving to us!

The cost is $50.00 per person and space is limited so call today to reserve your spot.  989-732-1252

Book Signing and a Mini Concert - This is a Repeat event; the first one was snowed out.

Delphine's is hosting a Book Signing for AnnMarie Rowland, The Apologetic Chef..  She has her own cookbook of favorites from the Log House in addition to other down to earth, easy to follow tested recipes. The date is the signing is Wednesday, the 25th of April. The event will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and will feature a mini-concert of Ann's quilt related songs.   There is no fee to attend so bring a friend and come out for a fun evening of music & good food (samples from the book, of course).  The cost of the cookbook is $15.00 and they can be purchased at Delphine's or by going to if you can't make it to the Open House.

Sew and Stuff Pet Beds - Saturday, May 19, Noon to 5pm or anytime in between

Pet shelters are always in need of bedding, and we collect fabric scraps for a group of sewers who have donated over 4000 beds to Michigan shelters!  At the moment we are storing a huge amount of scraps plus piles of donated upholstery and drapery samples.  Instead of just handing all of this off to the group, take make elsewhere, we decided to let others participate in the fun, and are asking volunteers to come in and sew with us for a day.  You will also be welcome to take the beds made that day to your local shelters, if you can help in this way.  All you need to bring is a sewing machine, your basic sewing supplies, and any scraps of stuffing or batting that you would like to donate.

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Clubs at Delphine's

There is no fee to attend our club meetings (even the coffee and tea are free). You can bring your own lunch, or treat yourself to a lunch made at one of the restaurants within walking distance.
Just Sew With Us
Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21, 28 (yes, on Memorial Day - we will be open from 10am to 3pm)
Whether you want to work by hand or by machine you are welcome.
Comfort Quilters
Thursday, April 12 and May 10
This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. They work on lap quilts of no particular theme that are donated to veterans through the Otsego County Veterans Affairs Office.  All fabrics, patterns and battings are provided by Delphine’s and donations, or bring your own.  Volunteers who want to work from home are asked

Quilts of Valor Club
Thursday, April 19 and May 17

This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on quilts that are donated to veterans and current servicemen. So far, forty-plus quilts have been given away! All fabrics, patterns and battings are provided by Delphine’s and donations.

Upcoming Classes

Machine Quilting w/ Delphine
Thursday, April 26th or Wednesday, May 30th or Wednesday, June 20th
All times are 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Cost is $20.00
Learn how effective straight-line quilting can be and also explore your sewing machine’s hidden talents as you drop those feed dogs and begin moving the quilt sandwich with your hands!  Learn to meander, stipple, make simple feathers, do handwriting and more.  

Two Fabric Bargello
Saturday, May 26th or Wednesday, June 13th
11:00 am to 4:00 pm both days
Cost is $30.00
Delphine, who has made 3 quilts from this pattern, will lead you through the process of making the Lighting Bolt design of this easy but complicated looking design.  Even beginners can have success with this class.   We limit this class to 5 students so don’t wait too long to sign up.


Prices are per month (shipping is extra) for the duration of the program. No cancellations are allowed and you must sign up with a credit card. After the initial deposit of the last month's payment, your card will not be charged until the middle of each month when we process the packages for that month.

Mineral Matrix by Timeless Treasures and A Wing and a Prayer
9 month program
- Starts mid - May

This 104" x 104" quilt is made with 12 star blocks, pieced sashing and borders. 
The Tonga Quarry Collection offers a beautiful decorative palette of soft grays and mocha that shade into cool steel blues and rich warm browns, with a touch of dusty aqua.  
Delphine has finished the first 4 blocks and has started piecing the cornerstones and sashing.  This is going to be one pretty quilt!  We will be using the exact fabrics pictured and the price includes the pattern and all the fabric for the top and binding.

Cost per month for 9 months is $26.99 plus $5.00 per month for shipping, if needed.  You will receive 2 blocks per month for the first 6 months and then the sashing, cornerstones and final borders the last 3 months.

Graphic Gems by Sarah Maxwell and Marcus Fabrics
9 month program

The "Graphic Gems" 9 month program from Marcus Textiles started in March of 2018 but there are still openings.  Delphine has finished 2 sections of this quilt and has them hanging at the shop. The mix of gray with bright green and blues is quite pretty.  We are using the Lapis & Emerald colorway for this 76" x 87" quilt. The cost for this all batik project is  $28.99  $24.99 per month and includes all the fabric for the top, the binding and the pattern.  Shipping is $6.00 per month if needed.

Recipe of the Month

Flourless Chocolate Cake - WOW!

12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into 1-inch pieces
16 Tbs unsalted butter
6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs cornstarch
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Adjust your oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 275 degrees.  Spray a  9" springform pan with vegetable oil spray.

Microwave chocolate and butter at 50% power and stir occasionally with a rubber spatula until melted, about 4 minutes. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.

Whisk eggs, sugar, water, cornstarch, vanilla, espresso powder and salt together in bowl until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.  Whisk in chocolate mixture until smooth and slightly thick.  Pour into prepared pan.  Tap on counter to release air bubbles.  Let sit 10 minutes and pop any bubbles that rise up.  Bake until edges are set and center jiggles slightly 45 to 50 minutes.  Cook for 5 minutes and release the sides of pan.  Cool for 6 hours in the refrigerator.

The original recipe calls for serving this cake with whipped cream.  It is great with fresh raspberries.