The first weekend in October (Friday 10/6 and Saturday 10/7) marks Delphine's 9th Anniversary! We will be offering specials, a door prize each day plus a gift with every purchase! There will be special quilts on display in the work/classroom area. Come join us on both days and don't miss out on fun! This weekend also marks the 10th Anniversary of Isabella's Copper Pot, our next door neighbors and they will be celebrating on Saturday the 7th with prizes, treats and deals.
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Delphine will be down the road on Thursday, October 19th vendoring at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Thunderbay Quilters of Atlanta, Michigan. This event is being held at the HillmanCommunity Center, from Noon to 7pm and features a lecture by Mary Fons! Check out page 6 of the Sept/Oct issue of the Country Register to find out more or call Marge at 989-785-5597 to pre-order tickets at $4.00 each.
Delphine and AnnMarie will once again be hosting The Log House Quilter's Retreats this winter. The Retreats being held from Feb 14-18 and Feb 28-March 4 both have openings. The cost is $275 and includes all your meals from Wednesday dinner to Sunday lunch. The Log House can hold 12 quilters and we are the only ones there so you can stay in your pajamas all day if you wish to do so. No cooking or cleaning is allowed so you can devote yourself to sewing. The House is located approx. 15 minutes from the shop and is easy to find. The Retreat on Feb 28-March 4 is called Un-Plugged and has been set aside for those who want to do primarily handwork including knitting. If you have a large group of quilters who would like to attend we can set up more dates in March to accomodate more quilters. Just call the shop and ask for Delphine or reply to this newsletter to work something out.
The Amazing Shop Hop Race is over but your chance to get CHARMS is not! Delphine's ordered more of all 6 charm designs, and is your place to purchase them; on-line or in the shop. You can purchase just one, all 6, or anything in between.
The Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA) will be hosting a Rug Hooking Workshop with DeEtta Beebe on October 16th from 10 am to 4 pm. Learn beginning rug hooking techniques using a hook and wool strips on a hand drawn background. The fee is $40 for GACA members and $45 for non-members. You must pre-register and pay before October 10. Call GACA at 989-732-3242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AnnMarie Rowland, Delphine's friend, Sister by Choice and chef for The Log house Retreats will be holding a weekend for writers, those who want to be writers or those who just have a passion for the written word. The Word Compass Retreat for Writers...and Lovers of Words will be held October 20-22, 2017 at The Log House at Michaywe. Contact Ann Marie at 989 370 7289, annmarierowland.com or facebook/annmarierowland for more information.
Machine Quilting Class – Free Motion and Straight Line
Wednesday, October 11th - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Learn how effective straight-line quilting can be and also 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
Two Fabric Bargello Class with Delphine
Friday, October 13th - 10:30am to 4pm (either day)
Delphine, who has made 3 quilts from this pattern, will lead you through the process of making the Lighting Bolt design of this easy but complicated looking design. Even beginners can have success with this class. We are limiting this class to 6 so don’t wait too long to sign up.
Cost of class: $30.00 plus the cost of supplies
"IT'S NOT A SQUARE" by Carol Hopkins
featuring the AMERICAN SWATCH BOOK collection by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.
Delphine will be hosting get-togethers for those who would like to make this unique quilt top. The blocks are 4" by 5" and fun to make. We will meet for 12 months to make the 72 blocks and then set them together as called for in the pattern or your own variation.
October 21 is scheduled for the next meeting. For the year, get-togethers will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. There is no fee to attend these get-togethers provided you purchase the Fat Quarter bundle for the program, the book and the pattern supplements (approx. $118.98) from Delphine's. If you want to attend but want to use your own fabrics the fee will be $60.00 for all 12 get-togethers.
Finished Quilt Size 57" x 78"