Skip Navigation Website Accessibility
Map to Compass Star Quilt Shop

A Destination
Quilt Shop

June 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

The Sew Musical Row x Row Experience 2018 starts on Thursday, June 21st.  You can read all the particulars at this web site or come into the shop and we will explain it to you.  A major change this year, is that the FREE patterns no longer need to be for blocks 9" x 36", so you will be seeing a variety of block sizes.  Delphine's block is titled "Quilting Makes My Heart Sing".  The free 18" x 18" pattern will be available starting on June 21st.  We will also have fabric kits and paper piecing sheets for people who prefer to piece log cabin blocks with that method. 

To celebrate the start of Row x Row 2018, from June 21st thru June 30 we are offering our Christmas Fabrics at 20% off!  Don't wait until November to start that Christmas project.  Plus, all Sale Area Fabrics will be $6.00 a yard with a minimum 1 yard cut, and there will be other In-Store Specials!

July 4th Hours
Delphine's will be open on Wednesday, July 4th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Go to if your email server doesn't show this newsletter in its entirety.

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 - June 4, 11, 18, 25
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished quilt maker or if you want to work by hand or by machine you are welcome.
Comfort Quilters
Thursday,  June 14
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,  June 21
New members are always welcome!  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

Jelly Roll Rug Class

Friday, July 20; 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost is $10.00
This rug is all machine sewn; no braiding or crocheting.  Make it from a 42 piece 2-1/2 inch strip roll set or use up your scraps.  Sign up for this class at a great price as Delphine needs to work on another store sample anyway.

Machine Quilting w/ Delphine
Wednesday, June 20th or Thursday, August 2nd
3:00 to 6:00 pm both days
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
Wednesday, August 29
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost is $30.00
Delphine, who has made 4 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.  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
- This program has a waiting list

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
- We still have openings in this 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

Hawaiian Buns - Just in time for backyard grilled hamburgers!

These pillowy soft dinner rolls are lightly, irresistibly sweet, thanks to pineapple juice and brown sugar. The pineapple flavor is subtle, but it'll have you going back for bite after bite.  Sweet dough rises slower than those without sugar, and these are no exception. Power through the long rises though; these addictive buns are so worth it.

By the way, this dough makes absolutely delicious hamburger buns; see the tips at the bottom of the recipe for complete instructions.


  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast, SAF Gold instant yeast preferred
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice, canned
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) softened, unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, white reserved
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt


  1. For the sponge: In the bowl of your stand mixer or the bucket of your bread machine, combine the sponge ingredients. Allow the sponge to rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the pineapple juice, butter, brown sugar, eggs and yolk, and vanilla, mixing until well combined.
  3. Whisk together the remaining flour, potato flour, and salt before adding to the liquid ingredients.
  4. Mix and knead until the dough is cohesive and smooth; it'll be very sticky at first. If you're using a stand mixer, beat with the flat beater for about 3 minutes at medium-high speed; then scrape the dough into the center of the bowl, switch to the dough hook, and knead for about 5 minutes at medium speed. It may have formed a very soft ball, but will probably still be sticking to the bottom of the bowl. If you're using a bread machine, simply let it go through its entire cycle. If you find the dough isn't coming together, add a tablespoon or two of flour.
  5. Lightly grease the mixing bowl or a large (8-cup) measure; round the dough into a ball, and place it in the bowl or measure. Cover, and let rise until very puffy, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If you're using a bread machine and the dough hasn't doubled in size when the cycle is complete, simply let it rest in the machine for another 30 to 60 minutes.
  6. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.
  7. Gently deflate the dough. Divide it into 16 equal pieces, by dividing in half, then in halves again, etc. Round each piece into a smooth ball. Space the buns in the pan.
  8. Tent the dough gently with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in the pan for 1 hour, until it's nicely puffy. Toward the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  9. Mix the reserved egg white with 1 tablespoon cold water, and brush some onto the surface of the rolls; this will give them a satiny crust.
  10. Bake the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 190°F on a digital thermometer.
  11. Remove the rolls from the oven, and after a few minutes, turn them out onto a cooling rack.
  12. Serve warm. Store leftovers, well wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.
  13. Yield: 16 buns