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December 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

December 2019

Log House Retreats 2020
We have openings in 3 of our 5 Quilt Retreats that will be held at The Log House in Gaylord.   If you would like a winter getaway to work on your quilt projects with no cooking or cleaning this is for you!  Only 12 retreaters attend each retreat at a house with 4 full bathrooms and 5 bedrooms.  The main floor living room is converted into a sewing space, leaving the downstairs living room available for laying our quilt tops, quiet time or watching TV.  The cost is $325 per person and includes all your meals from Wednesday dinner to Sunday lunch.  Dates available: Feb 26th-Mar 1st; Mar 4th-Mar 8th; Mar 11th-Mar 15th.  Call us at 989-732-1252 to sign up today.

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or a fellow quilter?  We take orders for Gift Certificates over the phone and mail them out with no additional charge for shipping.

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 - December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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!
Not meeting this month
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
Not meeting this month
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, ninety-plus quilts have been given away!

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.

Circa 1880 Club
Saturday - December 14

10:30am to Noon

Wool Workers Club
Thursday, December 5
10:00am to 2:00pm
Do you like to work with Wool.   Whether you are a novice or advanced in your wool working skills you are invited to join others of like mind.  Share your love of wool work with others and be inspired.

Jen Kingwell Club
Wednesday, December 18
10:00am to 2:00pm
If you enjoy making Jen Kingwell patterns or perhaps would like to make your first one, this club is for you.  Most of the members are making Green Tea and Sweet Beans but you can choose to make a different quilt top.  


Beginner Quilting Class with Jen

This class is tailored for a beginner quilter.  Jen will walk  you through the process of picking out fabrics, cutting fabric, piecing blocks and adding borders.  In this 6 week class you will complete the top of a small baby-size quilt or wall hanging. 

Friday's - October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13
10:30am to 12:30pm

Cost of class is $60.00

Make a RUG with Delphine

Chose the style you want to make and Delphine will assist you in making a Jelly Roll Rug.  You can choose an oval, a rectangle or a Slice (half-moon)!

Wednesday, December 11
10:30am to 3:30pm

Cost of class is $20.00

Chocolate Covered Cherries (milk-free, if need be)

3/4 cup butter
or non-dairy substitute
6 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup sweet condensed milk or non-dairy creamer that has been cooked until very thick
65 maraschino cherries with stems
12 oz. milk chocolate chips or milk free chocolate chips for all 24 ounces
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2" x 3" piece of paraffin (wax)

Soften the butter in a microwave and stir in the powdered sugar.  Add the sweetened condensed milk or alternate milk and stir together.  Place mixture (fondant) in the refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes until cool and stiffened. Cover your hands with powdered sugar and cover each cherry with about 1 teaspoon of the sugar mixture.  (I shape the fondant into a flat disk, place the cherry into the middle and draw up the disk around the cherry.) Place the covered cherries on non-stick paper or foil and chill for 30 minutes.  While the covered cherries are chilling melt the chocolates and wax in a shallow double boiler over simmering water.  Pick up a cherry by the stem, and dip into the melted chocolate.  Slightly swirl the dipped cherry to remove excess chocolate and place on a non-stick paper or foil.  The chocolate should "puddle" slightly.  Set aside in a cool location for 3 to 5 days for the fondant to soften and blend with the cherry juices. 

December Special - Save another 15% when you shop our Sale Area of over 300 bolts, kits, patterns, purse handles and sew much more!

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