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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 -
Winter Store Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday and
10 am to 4 pm Saturday

Shop Your Local Quilt Shop Day x 3

Friday January 25th - 10am to 5pm
Saturday the 26th - 10am to 4pm

Delphine's Quilt Shop LC - Gaylord, Cousin's Quilt Shop - Bellaire and Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop - Charlevoix are teaming up to make "Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day"  3 times the fun!  Both days will be full of demos, treats, discounts and prizes.

 Visit all 3 shops and you will be entered into a Drawing for the Grand Prize of a Quilters Retreat for You and 3 of your quilting friends! 3 days and 2 nights at the Get Away Retreat Center in Johannesburg, Michigan.   The center is fully furnished with linens, work tables, ironing stations and a kitchen. (Food is not included in the package). Visit the Center, on Facebook, at

Additional prizes of $50.00 gift certificates will be awarded to 3 shoppers.

We are offering 20% off Notions and Patterns plus 10% off Fabric at all 3 shops in addition to Surprise discounts at each individual store

There is No Fee to attend and there is a FREE Pattern for a Table Runner! Visit each shop for their block and their personal runner layout.

Special Online Promotion at
From now to the end of February 2019 we are offering FREE Shipping with a $50 or more purchase made on our website, which features nearly the entire shop!  So if the weather gets bad or maybe you are somewhere nice and sunny and can't find what you need,  you can get the items you want just by clicking and walking out to your mail box.
(If your order is $50 or more the free shipping option will appear at check-out.  Select it and we will send your items to you with no shipping cost)

Starting Thursday,  January 3rd - The Tokens of Thyme Group - 1 Opening

Would you like to make these 12 small blocks from the Tokens of Thyme pattern by Pastthyme Patterns?  They are made with the Marcus Wool Collection of 10 inch squares.  Would you like to make them in the company of others quilters?
The blocks finish at 6" and can be used separately or put together into a small quilt.  Please consider joining us for 2 - 3 hours the first Thursday of the month throughout 2019 to work on these blocks as we learn stitches and techniques from each other.  There is no cost to join provided you buy the pattern and wool from our shop for $74.99. 

The Circa 1880 Club

The Mini Nine Patch quilt is a jaw-dropping beauty of fabric scrappiness that we will be exchanging fabric strips from our stashes to make plus some new prints.  The Circa Prairie Basics fabric collection provides the essential balance of color and pattern to guarantee success in making the quilt. Then, we'll add our own choices to complete the quilt, making each one unique. It measures approximately 72" x 78"

The Circa 1880 Club is designed to bring quilters together in a special way -- You will meet other quilters, trade fabric strips, learn hints and tricks on working with strip sets and small blocks, and participate in fun activities. The program will be supported by a private Facebook group, where Pam will interact directly with quilters, sharing blocks, tips and inspiration.  Prizes and coupons will be given away at all meetings!

As an added benefit, Club participants receive six small quilt projects featuring the same Uneven Nine Patch blocks. So, line up your best quilting buddies, and join the Club.

The cost of the Club is only for products as there is no attendance fee at Delphine's for this club.  For $85.00 members will receive $100+ worth of fabric, 7 patterns and a template set.  Fabric kits for the 6 small quilts will be $75.99 or club members can use their own fabrics to make the small quilts.  Club members will need to purchase an additional 4 yards of background fabric for the Mini Nine Patch quilt.

This Club will meet the Second Monday of each Month from 10:30 am to 12:30pm, starting in March.

A request and a Thank You from our QOV piecers!
Several people have stepped up and quilted tops for the QOV group!  Thank you.  If you haven't offered to quilt a top but would like to,  we can still use quilters.  Please contact the shop at 989-732-1252 if you are able to help. 

If you like to sew down binding we could use some volunteers for that task also.

Please contact the shop if you can help us complete quilts needed for upcoming presentations.

Clubs at Delphine's

Consider joining one of our Clubs for one day or come on a regular basis, all are welcome.  You can bring your own lunch, or treat yourself to a lunch from one of the restaurants within walking distance.

Just Sew With Us
Mondays - January 7, 14, 21, 28
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished quilt maker, working by hand or by machine, you are welcome to bring your projects and sew with us.
Comfort Quilters
Thursday,  January 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.  We have fabrics and batting to use or you can bring your own.  Volunteers who want to work from home are welcome and can be supplied with kits.
Quilts of Valor Club
Thursday,  January 17
New members are always welcome to this patriotic group of quilters!  This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on quilts that are donated to veterans and current servicemen. S
o far, seventy-plus quilts have been given away! All fabrics, patterns and battings are provided by Delphine’s and donations.

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Delphine is excited to announce that the shop will soon be offering classes in both hand work and machine work for children!  Kelly is an experienced teacher who has taught such classes to home schoolers for many years. 

The shop will also be offering a Beginning Quilt Making class with Robin Ely.  The project will be made by hand because any future machine work will be enhanced by doing so.

Upcoming Classes

$10.00 Wednesday Series with Delphine!  Pay just $10.00 per class for any of these classes being offered in the month of January!

Ornaments for Any Time of the Year
Wednesday, January 9th - 10:30am to 2:30pm

Have you seen the fabric ornaments that hang above the main cutting area of the shop?  Come in and make one for your sewing room!

Pineapple Block - Paper Piecing on Top
Wednesday, January 16th - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Make this block using pre-printed paper as your guide.
  No flipping the paper with this method!

English Paper Piecing
Wednesday, January 23rd, 10:30am to 12:30pm
This class uses paper as templates and
the sewing will be done by hand.

60 Degree Tablerunner
Wednesday, January 30th - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Make beautiful table runners or wall hangings with a 60 degree ruler and border prints.

Saturday classes with Vicki

Improv Curves
Are you wanting to be set free from patterns?  This is the class for you.  Vicki is an expert in the Improv style of block making so come in and learn from the best.
Saturday, January 19th - 1pm to 4pm
Cost - $15.00

Happy Hour
Saturday, February 9th  - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Make these paper pieced blocks featuring adult beverage glasses with the designer of the quilt.  This quilt was featured in the digital magazine "Make Modern", in November of 2018.
Cost - $10.00

Economy Block
Saturday, March 23rd - 10:30am to 12:30pm
This class is great for a beginner who wants to sharpen their skills with triangles.  Vicki has several tips and tricks for making these blocks.
Cost - $10.00

Recipe of the Month

Marilyn's Date Balls

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of pitted chopped dates (approx 8 ounces)

Cook these 3 items in a large saucepan over low hear until the mixture bubbles.  Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat and stir in the following items.

1 cup chopped nuts of your choice
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups crispy rice cereal
1 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of salt

Mix all together and when cool enough to make small balls roll them in powdered sugar. 
p.s. When Dennis sees I'm featuring this recipe he's going to ask me to make a batch, it's a favorite.