September 2020 News - Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC
114 N. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735
EDGE-G is a Scissor sharpening service (14 years) located in Gaylord. If you have scissors that need sharpening you can drop them off at the shop and we will arrange to have them sharpened and returned to the shop for you to pick up.
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 - 10th
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. Over 400 quilts have been given out through the local VA office!
Patriotic Quilters of Gaylord
3rd Thursday - 17th
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 - 3rd
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.
HAND Work Club
3rd Wednesday - 16th
10:30am to 1pm
This group likes to piece their projects by hand and welcome you to join them. It's a quiet time since no machines are allowed. Perhaps you are hand piecing a project and would like some fellowship while doing so. This is the group for you.
3 Spaces Left!
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 Maywood Shadowplay. This is 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.
In our mid-month newsletter we will be posting information for 4 programs starting later this year. A red, white & blue sampler, a cream, red & black sampler, a purples & blue batik medallion and a blue & green
Winter's Woodland Gifts
This dimensional wool art pine tree bough decoration for your wall or door requires no sewing and until a few tools to complete. We carry complete kits (actually we need to make up more), patterns with the heart shaped bow included or patterns with the bow, wires and floral tapes.
Thursday, September 24 - 10:30 am to 3:00pm
Cost is $20.00 and your teacher will be Delphine
This no sew project is fun and relaxing plus it produces a beautiful ornament to hand up year round. The base fabric is by Paula Nadelstern for Benartex and the shop has it in 4 colorways. All you need is a styrofoam ball, fabric, beads, pins and sequins plus time.
Thursday, October 22 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Cost is $15.00 and Delphine, who has made 12 of these beauties will be your teacher.
Recipe of the Month and other things
Look for a recipe in our mid month newsletter when we will also post a beginning quilting class that will start in October plus information about other fall events.
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