May News - New Items, Classes, A Recipe, Shows & a Sale
114 N. Otsego Ave.Gaylord, MI 49735
10am to 5pm Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm Saturday
Are your thoughts turning to flowers, outside dining, gardening and the scent of line dried bed sheets like mine? I enjoy the changing of the seasons, the anticipation of what makes each season unique (yes, even winter) and finding joy in all of God's creation. It's a little like quilting, as each project brings it's own excitement and anticipation of what the finished project will look and feel like. While spring is a great time to start dreaming of bouquets of lilacs to bring their sweet fragrance into your home, I hope you also are dreaming about your next project to brighten your sewing space. I invite you to come in to the shop or look online at all our colorful fabrics just waiting to be selected and put into a quilt.
The pictures below are of a few of the new products at the shop! Starting from the left is the Disperse Quilt Top Kit (42" square) from Picadilly by Riley Blake, SKY Log Cabin Quilt Pattern using the Sky Ombre fabrics by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman (which we will have kits for soon), the Spring 2022 Quilt Sampler magazine, the Coral Reef Quilt Top Kit by Tilda (56" x 74"), and a 10" square set of Blissful Blooms
by Clothworks (more pre-cuts and bolts are available).
Spring Cleaning Sale in our New Sale Area!
The Sale Area Corner has been re-arranged and we are really happy with the change! It's much easier to move around in, plus the fabrics are also easier to see. To celebrate we are holding a Spring Cleaning Sale in just this part of the store. 1000's of yards of perfectly good fabrics at an incredible price.
All bolts are $5.50 a yard (YES! only $5.50 a yard) when you buy a minimum 1 yard cut. Skinny rolls, which are pre-measured, are included in the sale but you must use CASH or a CHECK to take advantage of this deal!
Offer is good until the end of the Month.
Country Chic (Winding Ways) and more with the Quick Curve Ruler
Friday, May 27th 10:30am-3:00pm
Class cost - $30.00
The Winding Ways block is just one of the many blocks made with The Quick Curve Ruler by The Sew Kind of Wonderful company. This class with Delphine will focus on this block but you will also try your hand at a few other designs. The Quick Curve Ruler and Country Chic pattern are requirements for the class and will be discounted by 20%.
Pineapple Foundation On Top Piecing with Jen
Wednesday, May 11 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Class cost - $16.00 plus supplies
Jen has mastered this technique and makes it so easy for others to do also. She used a 10" square set of Spring Promise by Artisan Batiks for Robert Kaufman. There are also samples using 1800's style fabrics and another one made from Effervescent! Learn the basics and pick up tips on making easy Pineapple blocks with the Top Piecing Method of paper piecing which does not require you to flip and sew!
Foundation Pieced Log Cabin Class with Jen
Wednesday, May 18th from 10:30am-12:30pm
Class cost - $16.00 plus supplies
Another way to do foundation piecing... using the add-a-quarter ruler and the "flip" method. Come join Jen to make these fun scrappy Log Cabin blocks! You choose either 6" finished blocks or 12" finished blocks, using your scraps, strips or yardage. Once you make one, you won't want to stop. Jen made a lap sized quilt top using the 6" blocks from fabrics by Lori Holt and it is adorable.
Mini Brick Road Table Runner Class with Jen
Wednesday, May 11th from 1:30pm-3:30pm
Class cost - $16 plus supplies
This class is designed for a beginner level quilter. Using a pattern from Atkinson Designs, and some 5" squares, you will work on cutting fabrics, chain piecing, nesting seams and notching.
Time For All Seasons Club
Saturdays, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th & October 11th from 10:30am-12:30pm
Class Cost is only $30.00 for all 6 sessions
The new One S1ster Book: "Time for All Seasons" includes all of the project templates and instructions to make 7 small projects, or put the small projects together for one large project. There are fabric kits, which include the book, to make the large project. The kit plus a few pieces of additional fabric are needed to make all the separate projects.
Club membership includes sample papers for making half square triangles, discounts on the Tric-Recs Ruler and the Fusible Bias Tape Maker, as well as the use of a large light box during club time.
Kit cost is $251.99 and is available to non-club members as well as club members. For those wishing to make the quilt but with other fabrics we have an option. Purchase a $250.00 gift certificate which includes the pattern book.
Meeting Dates for May
Just Sew with Us!
Mondays - May 9th, 16th, 23rd, (30th - no meeting Memorial Day)
2nd Thursday - May 12th
3rd Tuesday - May 17th
Patriotic Quilters (QOV)
3rd Thursday - May 19th
Upcoming Quilt Shows
"A Sharing of Quilts XVI" Quilt Show
May 13 - 15, 2022
Bay Heritage Quilters Guild
The Bay County Community Center
Northern Michigan Quilt Show
May 20 & 21, 2022
At The Aplex
Quilts by the Bay
June 24 & 25, 2022
Little Traverse Bay Quilter's Guild
Holy Childhood Community Center, Harbor Springs, MI
(Delphine's will be a vendor at this show)
Celebrate the Quilt 2022
July 30 & 31, 2022
Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild
Washtenaw Community College
Recipe of the Month
Swiss Cheese Bread - Perfect for a crowd
3 small loaves of french bread 12" long each
2 sticks of soft butter - you can use less if desired
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
36 very thin slices of swiss cheese - ask your deli counter to cut it for you
Slice bread every 1", 3/4 of the way through with diagonal cuts. Fold cheese slices in 1/2 and put them in the slits. Spread the butter mixture over the top and wrap the loaves in foil. Bake at 325 degrees until the cheese is fully melted, approx. 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the foil. Finish cutting the slices and serve warm.