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March 2023 News

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

- March Special -

20% off wide fabrics - 54" to 120" wide

March is National Quilting Month  and March 18th is National Quilting Day!  We think that means that nothing but quilting is allowed on the 18th plus you can create, with abandon, the rest of the month.

 With that in mind join Delphine or Jen every Wednesday and Friday of March at 10:30AM for  demos on a variety of products and techniques to help you create quilts.

 March 8 & 10 - Creative Grid Pineapple and Log Cabin Trim Tool Rulers
March 15 & 17 - Marking 1/4" seams: 4+ techniques
March 22 & 24 - Acorn Precision Piecing Products -  See how their Easy Press Fabric Treatment and Seam Align Glue can improve your piecing and applique skills
March 29 & 31 - Shortcut Techniques to make blocks with minimal cutting, piecing
without fancy rulers!

March Madness is about to hit the world of Basketball and Delphine's.  From March 14th to April 3rd we will be holding a half off sale on Bolts that need to find new homes.  We've enjoyed their company but they've been here a little too long.  Bright orange ribbons will distinguish these bolts from others so they will be easy to find. 
Cash and checks will be appreciated at this discount level.

Monthly Gatherings

Wool Club
2nd Monday - March 13th
10:30am - 1:30pm

Comfort  Quilters
2nd Thursday - March 9th
10:30am - 4:00pm

Just Sew with Us!
Mondays - March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
10:30am - 4:30pm

3rd Tuesday - March 21st
10:30am - 4:00pm

Patriotic Quilters (QOV)
3rd Thursday - March 16th
10:30am - 4:00pm

Upcoming Classes!

Building Blocks with Jen (Beyond Basics)
2nd Monday of the Month from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $10 per month, plus supplies

If you've already taken a beginner quilt class and are ready for the next step in learning how to quilt, look no further!  This class is designed for the beginner quilter who would like to build their knowledge base.  You'll learn the next steps in piecing various blocks and make a sampler quilt at the same time.   Class meets once a month and each month you will be working on a different quilt block.  Examples include the Bear Paw, the Snail's Trail, and Cottage Garden.  At the end of 12 months, you'll have 12 blocks ready to assemble in a layout of your choice.  Come join Jen as she shares her love of quilting with you.


Foundation Pieced Log Cabin Class with Jen
Saturday, March 18th, Noon-2:00pm
Class Fee: $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 did a lap quilt using the 6" blocks and it is on display in the classroom.

Machine Quilting on your Domestic Machine with Delphine
Thursday, March 30th, 1pm to 5pm
Class Fee:  $35.00 plus supplies

Join Delphine and others as she shares her knowledge from 20+ years of machine quilting on her home sewing machine after switching from only hand quilting.  The class covers multiple ways to baste your layers together, design choice, straight line quilting and free motion quilting.  You might not be quilting your queen sized quilts afterwards but smaller projects will be doable.

Recipe of the Month

Raspberry Bars with Oatmeal Crumble Topping

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup old fashioned whole rolled oats - do not substitute
pinch salt
12 ounces or so raspberry preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large, microwave-safe bowl add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugars, vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the flour, oats, optional salt, and stir to combine. Mixture will have some larger, well-formed crumble pieces as well as some sandier, dryer bits.
  5. Set 1 heaping cup mixture aside to be sprinkled on later as crumble topping.
  6. Transfer remaining mixture to prepared pan, and using a spatula or your fingers, hard-pack the mixture to create an even, smooth, flat crust.
  7. Evenly spread the raspberry preserves over the crust making sure there’s complete coverage. Preserves should be about 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick.
  8. Evenly sprinkle with the reserved heaping 1 cup crumble topping mixture. Before sprinkling, I squeeze the mixture in my palm to encourage bigger crumble pieces to form.
  9. Bake for about 30 to 32 minutes, or until edges are set and center has just set and is lightly golden browned. Place pan on a wire rack and allow bars to cool for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.