Dear Fellow Quilters,
Our group which meets monthly at Delphine’s Quilt Shop was approached by Mr. Bob Green, vice-president of Mid-Michigan Honor Flight who is organizing an honor flight for 65 veterans from Northern Michigan. The flight will leave from Traverse City and fly to Washington, DC in late September for a day of sightseeing and a visit to the war memorials including the WWII Memorial and the Viet Nam Wall. Mr. Green would like each veteran on the flight to be given a patriotic lap quilt (approximately 40” x 60”) to thank them for their service and as a memento of the Honor Flight.
Obviously, 65 lap quilts is quite a tall order and he wants them by the beginning of September 2018!! We are asking your guild to help with this endeavor. If individuals and groups would help we can reach our goal. He asks that the quilt be patriotic – red, white, and blue but obviously made with quality fabric, quilted if possible, and bound just like the quilts we make for our loved ones.
Won’t you please help? The patterns can be simple in design – we aren’t looking for intricate piecing, just warm and cozy quilts to show our appreciation for the sacrifices of these veterans. Please contact us so that we can determine how close we are to our goal and for answers to any questions that you may have. Contact Judy (989-350-0157), Diane (231-944-9654) or Delphine (989-732-1252). Thank you so very much. We look forward to hearing from you.
Very truly yours,
Judy, Diane and Delphine
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Clubs at Delphine's
Graphic Gems by Sarah Maxwell and Marcus Fabrics
9 month program - We still have openings in this program.
The sample is pieced and is being quilted so it will be on display soon. The fabric is distributed as packs of 10" squares each month. Instead of using the new squares each month Delphine went back to her leftover squares, from previous months, and was able to preserve 52 squares which she used for most of her backing. Only 2 1/2 yards of additional fabric was needed for the back!
The "Graphic Gems" 9 month program from Marcus Textiles started in March of 2018 but there are still openings. Delphine has finished 2 sections of this quilt and has them hanging at the shop. The mix of gray with bright green and blues is quite pretty. We are using the Lapis & Emerald colorway for this 76" x 87" quilt. The cost for this all batik project is $28.99 $24.99 per month and includes all the fabric for the top, the binding and the pattern. Shipping is $6.00 per month if needed.
Enchanted Garden Block of the Month featuring "Floragraphix Batiks IV" by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.
This BOM will begin in November 2018 and run for 12 months at a cost of $12.99 per month. Kits will include patterns and all fabrics needed to complete the top and binding. Each month you will receive fabric for the floral appliques and background. NOTE: These are NOT precut laser-fused applique pieces. The finished quilt is approximately 48 1/2" x 64 1/2" quilt.
NEW AGED MUSLINS have become a quilter's favorite new basic, often mixed in with Marcus prints for an interesting alternative to true solids. Now, designer Krisanne Watkins of Quail Valley Quilts brings us "Stargazing" a beautiful new BOM program that casts these gorgeous colors and subtle textures in their own starring role...
Pure and simple, Krisanne's design was inspired by color itself. "Color adds so much depth and texture to my world. My design inspiration for 'Stargazing' is based on that premise. The beautiful, rich colors of New Aged Muslins served as the spark of inspiration to design a new project." Krisanne adds interest to the program by naming each star after a celestial body, such as Pegasus, Orion, Vega and others."
Over the year-long process, quilters will immerse themselves in these saturated, not-quite-solid tones, using easy piecing techniques to create this 92" x 92" masterpiece.
This exciting program begins in September and runs for 13 months (one block per month, plus one month to finish)
The cost is $14.99 per month w/o backing or, for only $4.00 more each month($18.99), get the 8 yards of slate blue backing (20% off) also!
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