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May Newsletter

Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC

“Piecing the past and the present into the heirlooms of tomorrow!"

114 N. Otsego Ave.Gaylord, MI49735 - 989-732-1252 -
Store hours:  10 am to 6 pm Monday thru Saturday


Construction has resumed in downtown Gaylord.  This is part two of the new downtown streetscape; it should be really nice when done mid- summer. Unlike last summer, this year's construction should have minimal impact on your ability to get to Delphine's any time you want.

And so the Orange Barrel Adventure begins - Have a FREE passport stamped at 12 shops and be entered into a drawing for $100.00, $75.00, or $50.00 in DMA bucks to spend at the shop(s) of your choice.


Our new store point of sale system is operating smoothly and we've come a long way up the learning curve on it. Most items we carry are now available on the website as well as in the store. Check it out at!


The Amazing Quilt Race 2017 Shop Hop Is Coming!

Mark your Calendar... Shop Hop is June 21 through 24. This year's shop hop has a travel theme, so pack a bag and join us!   Passports are available in the store and online. If you plan to start at Delphine's you can buy online and choose "pickup" for the shipping method and we'll hold it here for you. Click here to buy online.


We are happy to announce that we have ordered all the fabrics needed for the new Lori Holt Sew-Along, starting August 28th, 2017.  The fabrics will arrive this summer and will be kitted, as required for the complete quilt top.  You can call the shop to sign up for one of these kits and we will contact you with the price before cutting.   All patterns will be posted on Lori's blogspot and you simply need  to download them or work off your screen  Click on this link for more information:  Bee_Happy


The new Comfort Quilters Club met for the first time last month and was very well received. This group meets on the second Thursday of the month and will be sewing smaller quilts (approx. 40” x 60” lap quilts) for the veterans who apply for aid at the Otsego County Veterans Affairs office.

Diane is heading up this Club.  Hopefully you can join Diane on the second Thursday and join Judy on the third Thursday for the Quilts of Valor Club.  Perhaps you have a friend that you would like to invite to help out?  We need your help so please come to sew on one or both days.



Clubs At Delphine’s
There is no fee to attend our club meetings (even the coffee and tea are free).  You can bring your own lunch, or treat yourself to a lunch made at one of the restaurants within walking distance.
Just Sew With Us
Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22
Whether you want to work by hand or by machine you are welcome.
The workroom is set up for 10 people and more seats can be added as needed.

Comfort Quilters
Thursday, May 11
This is a new group that 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.
All fabrics, patterns and battings are provided by Delphine’s and donations, or bring your own.
Quilts of Valor Club
Thursday, May 18
This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  They work on quilts that are donated to veterans and current servicemen, and so far, thirty-plus quilts have been given away!
All fabrics, patterns and battings are provided by Delphine’s and donations.
Enchanted Garden Block of the Month Club
Monday, May 15; 4:00 – 6:00 pm
This is a time for working on the appliqué and embroidery used to construct the
 blocks in this BOM program. 

New Club Coming in July!

Carol Hopkins' New "It's Not A Square" Club featuring AMERICAN SWATCH BOOK
We don't have all our information abut this program ready but you can check it out at:


Free Motion Machine Quilting with Delphine

Saturday, May 20th;  10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Explore your sewing machine’s hidden talents as you drop those feed dogs and begin moving the quilt sandwich with your hands! Learn to meander, stipple, make simple feathers, do hand writing and more.
Class Fee $20.00 (you can sign up online here)



Delphine’s is currently offering three Blocks of the Month programs; Fern Hill from Moda, Crossroads from Windham Fabrics and Forest Floor from Timeless Treasures (batik).  Prices are per month (shipping is extra) for the duration of the program.  No cancellations will be allowed. You must sign up using a credit card.   After the initial deposit, your card will not be charged until the fabric is shipped out to you each month.

Forrest Floor


Wing and a Prayer Designs for Timeless Treasures

Starting Now!  The program lasts 12 months at $18.99 each month

The 2017 Tonga Forest Floor collection is a palette of light to dark autumn hues. The Forest Floor quilt is a twist on tradition featuring twelve, 12" blocks for monthly handout nestled in a log cabin setting. Both novice and skilled quilters will enjoy piecing this luscious Forest Floor quilt. The large stamped batik leaves let the fabric do the work for you enhancing the Forest Floor theme. An easy pieced border frames the quilt interior showing off the beautiful blend of all the colors replacing a standard border.

Fern Hill

by Jan Patek for Moda

This charming quilt measures 76" x 80" when finished.  The program lasts 12 months at $18.99 each month for the fabric (including binding) and the instructions.   A deposit of $18.99 will be used to pay for the 12th installment.

Shipping is $5.00 per month additional for those not able to pick up their packages.




by Ashley Newcomb and instructions by Heidi Pridemore


This finished quilt measures 67" x 76" and is all pieced with no appliqué. The program will last 6 months at the cost of $29.99 per month which includes the fabric for the top and binding and the instructions.  A deposit of $29.99 will be applied to the 6th installment.


Your monthly kit will contain a pattern and fabrics for that month's section of the quilt. The final month will include the last border and binding. This block of the month starts with the inside blocks and works its way out, like a medallion quilt.  If you sew each month as it comes in, then you are set to be completely finished when the last month's fabrics arrive!  I love the idea of being able to see it come together each month!  



Heart of the Pines Quilt Guild of Gaylord is holding a spring membership drive.  If you've been wanting to learn more about quilting or if you are new to quilting, please join us.  Our annual dues are only $24.  We meet the first Tuesday each month at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Gaylord.  Beginning at 1:00 pm, we gather for the afternoon Sit N Sew.  You can bring any project to work on and spend the afternoon sewing with friends.  At 5:00pm we hold a pre-meeting project.   This is a simple project chosen by a member that can be completed in about 90 minutes. We've done a lot of cute and fun projects. At 6:30 we eat dinner together, usually provided by the Guild.  Our regular meeting begins at 7:00.  You can come for any or all of the above activities.   We get to learn new things and be with great and talented people who have the love of quilting in common.  Watch this newsletter for some new and exciting activities being planned for the next few months.

Please contact Kathy Williams at 989-732-6303 or Linda West at 541-999-5536 if you have any questions or would  like to register.  Our next meeting is on June 6. See you there!


Recipe of the Month

Cookie Monster Cookies - approx. 60 - 3" cookies

6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter
2 cups unsweetened peanut butter
2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
4 teaspoons baking soda
9 cups oatmeal run thru the blender
2 cups chocolate chips
3/4 lb M & M

Mix everything together in a very large bowl.  Drop onto your cookie sheets
and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.