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April 2019 News from Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC

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

Delphine's will be closed on Good Friday, April 19 from 12:00pm to 3:00

Special Online Promotion at
From now to the end of April 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 Circa 1880 Group

The main project is this Mini Uneven Nine Patch Block Quilt ( 72" x 78").  Group members are exchanging fabric strips from their stashes to provide a variety of prints in addition to the 27 prints from  The Circa Prairie Basics fabric collection.

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 is 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,  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 -April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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 - April 11
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.
Patriotic Quilters of Gaylord - April 18
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. So far, seventy-plus quilts have been given away!


Saturday classes with Vicki

Happy Hour - NEW DAY
Saturday, April 6  - 1:30am to 3:30pm
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

Additional Classes

Jelly Roll Rug
 Saturday, April 27
 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

Two Fabric Bargello
Friday, April 26
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.

Machine Quilting w/ Delphine
Wednesday, April 24
10:30 to 2:00 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. 

Recipe of the Month

Pecan Pie Bars

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups light or dark corn syrup
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 11/2 tsp vanilla
 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Crust:  Grease bottom and sides of a 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan.  In a large bowl beat the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, butter and salt until mixture is coarse crumbs.  Press firmly and evenly into pan. 
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Filling:  Stir remaining sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended.  Stir in corn syrup and pecans.  Pour the filling over hot crust and spread evenly.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until filling is firm.Cool in pan on wire rack.  Cut into bars.  Makes 48 bars.

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