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August 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

August 2019

Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Gaylord - August 9th and 10th!

Delphine's will be joining other downtown businesses on these days with tempting deals and steals.  The 300+ bolts, in the Sale Area will be further discounted, Samples of all sizes will be in the classroom area, Un-needed fixtures, aprons, notions and decorative items will be on the sidewalk at garage sale prices plus selected kits will be half off and more!

The Fab Four Shop Hop - September 19 thru 22.

Aunt Effy's, Cousin's Quilt Shop, Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop and Delphine's are teaming up to bring you an event full of Fabric, Friends, Food & Fun!

  There will be Demos, Projects, Games, Prizes and Sew Much More.  Grand Prize is a $50.00 gift card from each shop, Second Prize is a $25.00 gift card from each shop and Third Prize is a $10 gift card from each shop. 
All Shop Hoppers will receive 15% off their purchases with a few exclusions. 

Hours are the following:  Thursday and Friday - 9am to 6pm, Saturday - 9am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

Passports will be available for $10 by mid-August.

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 :)

A Request 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 - August 5, 12, 19, 26
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 - August 8

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 - August 15
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!


Jelly Roll Rug Class with Delphine
Saturday, August 31st: 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 and Two Fabric Bargello with Delphine, 
Hand Applique with Robin and
Hand Stitching with Barbie
to name a few.

Recipe of the Month

Lemon Squares

1/2 stick margarine - chilled
2 sticks butter - soft
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup confectionery sugar

5 large eggs
8 Tbsp. flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
                      1/2 tsp. fresh grated lemon peeldry not fresh
1 tsp. lemon extract
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  With an electric mixer, combine the first 4 items together on low speed until mixture resembles large crumbs.  Press this mixture into a 13" x 9" pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Whisk the eggs with the remaining items and pour the liquid mixture onto the hot base.  Bake another 20 minutes. 

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