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February 2022 News - Flannel Sale, Retreat, Classes, Shows, Long Armers, New Arrivals and a Recipe

Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC
Piecing the past and the present into heirlooms of tomorrow!"

 114 N. Otsego Ave.Gaylord, MI  49735 

10am to 5pm Monday - Friday
10am to 3pm Saturday

                                       It's still cold outside so we have put our Flannels - on the bolt or pre-cut on sale at 15% off for the month of February!  Shop on-line, with no discount code or in store to buy thick, soft and warm cotton flannels by Northcott, Robert Kaufman, Moda, Marcus Textiles and Maywood Studio!

2nd Call for The Log House Retreats:
What is a Log House Retreat?  It is an intimate retreat for 12 quilters who share a 3 level Log House large enough to sleep 24 people!  Delphine has hosted the retreats for 9 years with Ann (her "sis") as cook and helpmate.  Starting this year Ann will be your hostess while Delphine will be attending the entire 1st retreat and will participate in the Retreats 2 and 3.

Take the time to register and attend a long weekend of quilting, relaxing, friendship, and delicious meals cooked by Someboldy Else in the Log House.  As always, there will be great lighting, room to spread out, two cutting stations and two ironing stations.  Plus, Delphine will lead a One Block Wonder Demo, and offer a special Retreat Discount at Delphine's Quilt Shop conveniently located 10 miles away.

Dates are March 2 - 6 (THREE openings), March 9-13 (full), and March 16 - 20 (full).  Cost $400 per person, includes 4 nights, 11 meals, and no responsibilities.

Contact your hostess, AnnMarie Rowland to register, or with questions. or 989-370-7289

Meeting Times and Dates for February

Just Sew With Us - Mondays, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Mondays have been set aside for people to come for the day or just a few hours and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. 

Handwork Day - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 8th
Only handwork is worked on this day but it can be applique, piecing, knitting, drawing or whatever you prefer to do!

Wool Club - 1st Thursday of the Month, 3rd
Do you work in Wool?  Come in on this day and share your project with others as they work on their wool projects of all sizes,  shapes and talents.

Comfort Quilters - 2nd Thursday of the Month, 10th
Small quilts are made this day and they are given to the Otsego County VA office - over 400 so far!  Fabrics are provided by the group and if you don't want to bring in a machine there's always a need for a seam presser!

Patriotic Quilters - 3rd Thursday of the Month, 17th
35 twin sized quilts with matching pillowcases were presented to local veterans in 2021!  All fabrics are provided by the group and several area long arm quilters do the quilting and then another team puts on the bindings.   Come in and piece one of the many quilt tops that Diane precuts for you to work on.

100 Days Project - Saturday the 12th at 10:30am
It's not too late to start your 100 Days Project.  Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the projects started last month.

Classes in February 
March (such as our mini classes during spring break) and April classes will be announced soon.

Wednesday, February 16th from 1:30pm to 5:00 pm
Mini Brick Road Table Runner by Atkinson Designs
Jen will instruct you in making this quick table runner from 5" squares and you should leave class with a quilted runner!
Class cost - $15.00 plus supplies

Beginning Quilt Making class with Jen
Saturdays, February 26th, March 12th, 26th April 9th 10:30am to 12:30pm

Are you interested in learning how to piece a quilt?  Look no further!  Join Jen as she shares her love of quilting while teaching you some basic quilting knowledge every other week (4 sessions total).  You will learn to cut your material, sew with a quarter inch seam, make corners match and get a taste of machine quilting plus learn how to apply binding.  The class project is a baby size quilt which can be easily increased.

Class cost - $45.00 plus supplies

We are often asked if there are long arm quilters in the area and the answer is YES!  Here are the business cards of long arm quilters that we use for personal projects and store samples.

Recent Fabric Arrivals :  Mary Anns Gift by Moda, Painted Patchworks by Clothworks, From the Heart by Clothworks, Seasons by Clothworks, more Aussie prints by M & S Textiles, Starlight Gatherings by Moda to name just a few!

Quilt Guild Activities, Zoom Classes & Quilt Shows in 2022
(please direct all questions to the contacts mentioned for each event)

Zoom Class with Krista Moser:
Champagne & Pearls Quilt
Friday, February 11th
Zoom or First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey
Nonmember $35.00 to register (by the 7th)

"A Garden of Quilts"
May 6 and 7 at the Flushing United Methodist Church
Genesee Star Quilters

Quilts on the Grand Show
April 1 and 2
DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center, Grand Rapids
West Michigan Quilters Guild

Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel

I made these while visiting my son and his family in Colorado in January.  We all agreed these are awesome muffins with or without the streusel.  My grandson put leftover frosting from cookies on a plain one and called it a muffin cupcake!  Go to the link, above,  to read about these muffins in more detail and see pictures of the steps involved.   Matter of fact - I'm going home to make a double  batch once this newsletter is finished and mailed out. :)

For the Topping
5 tablespoons all -purpose flour
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
5 tablespoons demerara sugar (raw cane or turbinado)
3/4 cup chopped pecans
 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used half whole wheat pastry)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Begin with the topping:  Combine the flour, butter, sugar, chopped pecans and cinnamon in a small bowl.  The mixture will be quite wet.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar at low speed until just blended.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; continue beating until very light and fluffy, a few minutes.  Add the pumpkin and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary.  Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.

Using an ice cream scoop or two spoons, transfer the batter to the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup completely full.  Using your fingers, divide the topping evenly over the batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean.  Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.