August 2020 News - Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC
114 N. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735
Aaron Lee from A & K Sewing and Machine Repair LLC of Grayling will be at the shop from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday, August 18th. He will be cleaning and lubricating sewing machines, of all makes and age, for $60.00 per machine. If your machine needs a repair he will have to take it back to the workshop but will return it to the shop for you to pick up at a later date.
Appointments must be made in advance by calling the shop at 989-732-1252! Call today for this great opportunity to get your machine worked on while you shop. All of Aaron's customer will receive a Coupon from the shop for $5.00 off a purchase of $25.00 or more that day!
Meetings and Clubs
The classroom has been rearranged to allow 8 people to sew with 6 feet of social distancing between them, as required by the state of Michigan. So, we invite you to return to your favorite sew day at the shop! Please call ahead to confirm you will be attending so we can stay under 8 people per gathering.
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
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.
The 2nd Thursday - 13th
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. This group will take donations of lap quilts or lap sized quilt tops if you happen to have any to share.
Patriotic Quilters of Gaylord
3rd Thursday - 20th
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 presented to veterans and current servicemen. So far, 100+ 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
WOOL Workers Club
1st Thursday - 6th
10:30am to 3pm
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 (Hand piecing)
3rd Wednesday - 19th
10:30am to 1pm
Need Masks or Mask Supplies? We have both!
The Stargazing quilt top pattern by Krisanne Watkins of Quail Valley Quilt measures 92" square. This BOM was originally introduced in 2019 using New Aged Muslins by Marcus Textiles but we decided to wait and do it in P&B Suede plus a few Maywood Shadowplay's. This will be a 6 month program at the cost of $37.98 ($18.99 x 2) per month. There are 12 star blocks, sashing blocks and pieced cornerstones which combine to make a great design. The directions are easy to follow and color coded through out.
The 3rd Saturday, of each month, has been set aside for a short meeting to pick up the blocks, discuss the construction techniques for the month in addition to give-aways and darwings. Shipping is only $5.00 per month for those who cannot attend the meetings to pick up their packets.
The shop sample is not together, just yet, but Delphine has it cut out and is busy piecing it. The pictures below show the colors we are using, which are similar to the original programs.