August @ Compass Star Quilt Shop (formerly Delphine's)
114 N. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735
10am to 5pm Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday
Can you believe July is over and we are beginning the month of August?!? Where is the time going, I must ask. My kids are already planning their back to school activities and sports. It feels too soon to me, but I know that the fall colors will be here before we know it. I have meetings with fabric representatives this week and next week, to pick out more beautiful fabrics, so next newsletter I'll have another list of what's coming so you can plan ahead. Thank you to all of you who have shopped at my small business. It means a LOT to me! Did you know, if you find a notion, pattern or book that you want to purchase, you can always call the shop and ask if we can get that same item for you? We are happy to shop and ship for you anytime.
PETOSKEY STONE UPDATE
If you haven't seen the announcement on social media, our Petoskey Stone fabric has arrived at the shop! You can order online, in-person, or over the phone. The fabric is $13.99 per yard. We've already sold almost half of our order, so if you are thinking about buying some, do not delay.
MACHINE CLEANING & SCISSOR SHARPENING WITH AARON LEE
Aaron Lee will be here on Tuesday, August 8th for machine cleaning and scissor sharpening. If your machine needs a good clean, oil and adjust, now is the time to get it taken care of. You'll be happier and your machine will be happier! We have 2 appointment times left!!! Machine cleaning fee is $75.00 per machine, $85.00 for a Husqvarna. If you have scissors that need sharpening, Aaron can take care of that too! Only $6.00 per pair. Call the shop to sign up for an afternoon time-slot, availability is first come first serve. Cash or check only for Aaron's services on the day of the event.
SIDEWALK SALES - DOWNTOWN GAYLORD
Sidewalk Sales are scheduled for Downtown Gaylord on Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th. We will have some great specials, so make sure you stop in. We will be open our regular hours both days. Don't forget to check out the other great deals you'll find Downtown, plus the Farmer's Market is open on Saturday's from 9am to 1pm.
Upcoming Clubs for the Month
2nd & 4th Wednesday's
August 9th & 23rd
Love working with wool and using different embroidery stitches to embellish your projects? Bring your current work in progress and join this group of ladies who LOVE working with wool. Maybe you can learn a new stitch or two!
|Just Sew with Us!
August 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
|A day to work on whatever project you want to work on! Bring your supplies, machine if necessary, and join the group for some sewcialization! Bring money for lunch...the group usually orders lunch from one of the surrounding restaurants.
2nd & 3rd Thursday's
August 10th & 17th
10:30 - 4:00
|This group meets twice a month to work on quilts for veterans in the area. All fabrics are provided, and all the cutting is done for you. Bring your machine and thread, and help work on these well deserved donation quilts.
Monday, August 14th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $10.00 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. This class will repeat, so you can join us anytime!
Pineapple Foundation Piecing Class
Friday, August 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $16.00 plus supplies
Jen has mastered this technique and makes it so easy for others to do also. This is a versatile pattern that allows you the freedom of doing something really scrappy, or something a little more organized. We have samples using 1800's style fabrics, one made from Effervescence, a pastel Batik, and a Patriotic version. 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!
Pencil Me In Pouch
Friday, August 18th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $16.00 plus supplies
Join Jennifer for this quick and simple project. Great gift idea for back-to-school! Learn how to box corners and insert a zipper.
Beginner English Paper Piecing
Thursday, August 24th, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Cost: $20.00 plus supplies
Learn the basic techniques of English Paper Piecing (EPP) using hexagons and diamonds to create a cute table topper. Join Kathy Williams as she shows you just how much fun this hand-stitching technique can be. Finished project size is approximately 25" round.
Project Jelly Roll
Saturday, September 16th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Mark your calendars now and save the date! Moda has sent us the four patterns for this year's event, and they look super fun. Three patterns are quilt patterns, with finished sizes ranging around 56" x 77". The fourth pattern is a pillow pattern, where 1 jelly roll can make up to 4 pillows! You choose which pattern you would like to make during the event. Also, we have added to our assortment of jelly rolls for you to purchase, so please stop by and take a look. We will have treats and a few giveaways during the event. We hope you'll come and sew with us! Call the shop and reserve your spot today, seating is limited. 989-732-1252
My family loves Mexican cusine! This recipe is so easy and so delicous, and one of our favories. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 - 4oz can green chilies
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 can black beans, rinsed (our family's addition to the recipe)
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
- tortilla strips or tortilla chips crushed
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
- Top with the chicken broth, green chilies, corn, black beans and taco seasoning.
- Cover and cook on low 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.
- Remove the chicken, shred and return to the crock pot.
- Stir in the sour cream and the shredded cheese.
- Cover and cook until heated through and melted.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, like tortilla strips, more cheese and cilantro.