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February 2019 News from Delphine's

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

Due to the Crazy Weather of last Weekend 'Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day x 3' has been expanded to include this weekend!

Friday February 1st - 10am to 5pm
Saturday February 2nd - 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 Getaway Place 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 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)

 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?  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 Group

The Mini Nine Patch quilt is a beauty 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.

The cost of the Club is only for materials 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 4 yards of background fabric for the Mini Nine Patch quilt. 

This Club will meet the Second Saturday, not 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.

Sew Days at Delphine's

All are welcome to join us for just one day or come on a regular basis.  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 - February 4, 11, 18, 25
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,  February 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.  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,  February 21
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!


Saturday classes with Vicki

Happy Hour
Saturday, February 9  - 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 23 - 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

Additional Classes

Beginning Piecing with Robin Ely
Wednesday, March 13, 20 & 27, April 3 & 17
10:30am to 12:30pm each meeting time
This class consists of 5 meetings to cover many aspects of piecing quilt blocks.  During class time students will go from sewing pieces of cut cloth together to assembling a quilt top approx. 40" square in size.  All work will be done by hand and so will get you better acquainted with the details of piecing.  The first class will cover fabric choices, the supply list, and terms used in quilting, including an explanation of a quilt sandwich.  There is no need to purchase fabrics before the first meeting.
Cost -  $60.00

Beginning Sewing for Children with Kelley
Tuesday, March 26 (Spring Break for Gaylord)
10:30am to 12:30pm
This one day class is designed to teach children to use their machines and lay down a foundation for additional classes.  Kelly will go over the basics of sewing by machine and each student will make a Looney Tunes pincushion.  Machines are not provided so students will have to bring one with them. 
Cost -  $10.00

Jelly Roll Rug
Wednesday, February 20 or Saturday, February 23
 10:30am to 3:00pm
Fabric strips, batting and lots of thread will make up this rug.  Delphine has now made 3 of these rugs, 2 ovals of different sizes and 1 rectangle.  You can choose which style you prefer to make.

Cost - $15.00

Easy Striped 60 Degree Table Runner
Friday, February 8
10:30am to 2:30pm
Let Delphine help you transform a beautiful border print into a beautiful table runner.  She's made about 3 dozen of them so it's hard to find a stripe that intimidates her anymore.
Cost -  $15.00

Item of Interest - Photography by Chris Miller - Delphine's Son

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Recipe of the Month

Avocado Chocolate Mousse - Yes you read that correctly!
Delphine was given this recipe by a friend who made it so often he had the recipe memorized.  Avocados are often only $1.00 each this time of year, so this is a good time of the year to share this recipe with you!

2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Halve the avocados and scoop them out.  Place pulp into a food processor or a strong blender.  Pulse to break up the pieces and then add the other items.  Blend until very smooth, stopping now and then to scrap down the sides.  Spoon into a serving dish or several small ones, cover with plastic wrap and chill.  A little whipped cream and a few raspberries is a very nice way to serve this "healthier than most" dessert.


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