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July 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

The shop was closed on July 4th, but will be open 10-6 on Friday the 5th and 10-4 on Saturday the 6th. 

The Row by Row Experience for 2019 has started.  Our free pattern will be an 18" block called "Sunbonnet Sue visits the Blueberry Patch".   Delphine made the sample with fusible applique but if you want to do hand turned applique that would work also.  We even have a companion pattern and kit for Overall Bill at the Raspberry Patch.  Printed panels of the block center will be available to purchase for those who prefer to not applique. 

Visit the Row by Row website at for all the details.  The website has links to all the Rows or Blocks being offered by shops through out the world.  Since you can only get the free pattern by going into the shop you'll want to narrow your choices to where you will be traveling this summer :)

Gaylord Alpenfest will be happening from Tuesday, July 7th to Saturday July 13th. 
When you purchase a $5.00 pin, which gets you into several Free food events and concerts, you are also entered into a drawing for a $500.00 Downtown Merchants Association Gift Certificate!  And yes, you can spend it all at Delphine's :)  Not only that but the ticket stub has many coupons for discounts at DMA shops including Delphine's.  My discount, during the festival is Buy 1 item, get another of equal value at 30% off!

On Friday, July 19th the shop is hosting a fundraiser work session for our Patriotic quilters and Comfort quilters.  If you can sew a straight line, you can help us!  The project is Infinity scarves for GreenStone Farm Credit Services.  They have purchased the fabric and will make a donation to the groups for making 200+ scarves.  Please consider joining us this day to sew up the scarves.  Please bring white thread and your machine's walking foot, if it has one.  Sewing will begin at 10:30am.

Lunch will be provided by the shop.

A Request (HELP, PLEASE!) and a Thank You from our Patriotic Sewers!

Several people have stepped up and quilted tops for this group and we Thank you.  But we continue to have a need for long arm quilters, so  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.  

We can also use folks to sew on binding and do piecework.   You can meet with the groups on their Sewing Days or work from home.

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 - July 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 - Quilt Makers Wanted!
  Second Thursday - July 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
Third Thursday - July 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, eighty-plus quilts have been given away!


Free Motion Quilting w/ Leslie Peterson
Thursday, July 25th: 10:30am to 3:00pm

Leslie will introduce students to machine free motion quilting without the use of stencils and very little marking.  This fun class is designed to take you from Doodle Basics to All Over Quilting on your quilt tops.  Leslie quilts on her normal sized sewing machine and works magic with it!

Cost is $35.00

Jelly Roll Rug Class with Delphine
Wednesday, July 24th: 10:30 am to 3:00pm

If you haven't one one of these rugs yet consider signing up for a fun and productive day to make a rug.  Delphine has led several classes through the process and has made 3 herself.

Cost is bargain priced at $20.00

Birthstone Class with Julie Manis
Saturday, September 28th: 10:30am to 5:00pm

Have you seen these blocks?  They are gorgeous.  We have arranged for a certified teacher to lead this class in making the Emerald Block.  The technique used, for piecing, is freezer paper foundation piecing.  Many people find this easier than traditional flip and sew foundation piecing.

Cost is $50.00

                                                                 More Fall Classes
Coneflower with Delphine,  Hand Applique with Robin and
Hand Stitching with Barbie
to name a few.

Recipe of the Month

Mandarin Salad
Makes: 4-6 servings

1/4 cup sliced almonds (or more, since they are so good)
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar
1/4 head iceberg lettuce, torn
1/4 head torn romaine lettuce
1 cup celery, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
1 can mandarin orange segments, drained
Salad topping
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp each of sugar and vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

Cook the almonds and sugar over low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has melted and the almonds are coated.  Cool and break apart the mixture.   Place both types of lettuce, celery and the onions in a large bag.  Mix the salad dressing ingredients together and pour into the bag along with the orange segments.  Close the bag tightly and shake until the greens and orange segments are well coated.  Add the caramelized almonds and shake. Serve!

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