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November Newsletter



Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC
“Piecing the past and the present into the heirlooms of tomorrow!"
114 N. Otsego Ave.Gaylord, MI 49735 - 989-732-1252 - www.delphinesquiltshop.com/
Store hours: 10 am to 6 pm Monday thru Saturday



Hunt Downtown - Thursday, November 15 - All Day
Shop any downtown Gaylord store with the Hunt Downtown logo in it's window and you have a chance to win several prizes - Money to spend downtown or Gift baskets.  There will be very appropriate,  large discounts on select items at our shop that will befit the day!  The DMA "buck" will be hiding in the shop and everyone who find it will win a prize!

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We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and we would like to wish everyone a Happy Day of Thanksgiving.  We will be open on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend; our normal hours from 10am to 6pm.
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Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, November 24th, 2018.  After the harried pace of Black Friday, please consider coming to the shop for some Incredible Discounts that we will announce as the day gets closer.  There will also be a limited number of FREE cloth tote bags to give away.
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Special Online Promotion at www.delphinesquiltshop.com
From now to the end of 2018 we are offering FREE Shipping with a $50 or more purchase made on our web site, which features nearly the entire shop!  So if the weather gets bad, or you are too busy making Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas gifts, or if you feel a real need to participate in Cyber Monday, you can get the items you want just by clicking and walking out to your mail box.
(If your order is $50 or more the free shipping option will appear at check-out.  Select it and we will send your items to you with no shipping cost)
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Starting Thursday,  January 3rd - The Tokens of Thyme Club

Would you like to make these 12 small blocks from the Tokens of Thyme pattern by Pastthyme Patterns?  They are made from Marcus Wool Collection of 10 inch squares.  Would you like to do so with a group?  There are currently 4 people, including Delphine, in this group and we are asking others to join us.  The blocks finish at 6" and can be used separately or put together into a small quilt.  Please consider joining us for 2 - 3 hours the first Thursday of the month throughout 2019 to work on these blocks as we learn stitches and techniques from each other.  There is no cost to join provided you buy the pattern and wool from our shop for $74.99.
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Urgent request from our QOV piecers!
Do you have time and a long arm or mid arm machine to quilt a quilt top for the Quilts of Valor program?  We have tops, backs, binding and batting but need quilters.  Please contact the shop ASAP if you can help us complete quilts needed for upcoming presentations.



Clubs at Delphine's

Consider joining one of our Clubs for one day or come on a regular basis, all are welcome.  You can bring your own lunch, or treat yourself to a lunch from one of the restaurants within walking distance.

Just Sew With Us
Mondays - November 5, 12, 19, 26
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished quilt maker, working by hand or by machine, you are welcome. to bring your projects and sew with us.
 
Comfort Quilters
Thursday,  November 8
This group 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.  We have fabrics and batting to use or you can bring your own.  Volunteers who want to work from home are welcome and can be supplied with kits.
 
Quilts of Valor Club
Thursday, November 15
New members are always welcome to this patriotic group of quilters!  This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on quilts that are donated to veterans and current servicemen. So far, forty-plus quilts have been given away! All fabrics, patterns and battings are provided by Delphine’s and donations.



The Sew Musical Row x Row Experience 2018 is no longer in its hibernation period  and we are selling our kits and pattern on-line.  Delphine's block is titled "Quilting Makes My Heart Sing" and the fabric kits are priced at $15.99, and $17.49 (includes binding). 



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Upcoming Classes


Jelly Roll Rug
Saturday, November 10 - 10:30 to 3pm
Wednesday, November 14 - 10:30 to 3pm
Cost is $10.00

This rug is all machine sewn; no braiding or crocheting.  Make it from a 42 piece 2-1/2 inch strip roll set or use up your scraps.  Sign up for this class at a great price and learn all Delphine's tips to make a flat and beautiful rug.



 Fabric Ornaments Class
Wednesday, November 28 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Have you seen the fabric ornaments that hang above the main cutting area of the shop?  They were created using fabric medallions by Paula Nadelstern for Benartex fabrics, styrofoam balls, pins, beads and sequins.  Whether you want to make them as Christmas gifts or to hang year-round in your sewing room, join us for this no sew project.

Cost is only $10.00 for the class and Delphine's carries the fabric and all of the
other supplies needed for this project as well.  One stop shopping!




 
 BLOCK OF THE MONTH Programs

Prices are per month (shipping is extra) for the duration of the program.  After the initial deposit of the last month's payment, your card will not be charged until the middle of each month when we process the packages for that month.

 

Enchanted Garden Block of the Month featuring "Floragraphix Batiks IV" by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.

 This BOM begins this month and will run for 12 months at a cost of $12.99 per month. Kits will include full size applique patterns and all the fabrics needed to complete the top and binding. Each month you will receive the fabric and directions for one block of floral appliques and background. NOTE: These are NOT pre-cut laser-fused applique pieces.  The finished quilt is an approximately
48 1/2" x 64 1/2" quilt.


There are only 2 openings and the kits will start shipping this week!





Recipe of the Month

French Apple Cake from "Milk Street" on PBS
This simple dessert is less cake than sauteed apples set in a thick, buttery custard encased in a golden crust.
(My husband, Dennis, is already begging me to make this again)

8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter, plus more for pan
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples (tart), peeled, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices
1 pound Braeburn or Golden Delicious apples (sweet), peeled, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices
12 tablespoons white sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons brandy or Calvados
2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat the oven to 375 degrees with a rack in the middle position.  Coat a 9 in. spring-form pan with butter, dust evenly with flour, the tap out the excess.  In a 12 in. skillet over medium-high, melt the butter.  Cook, swirling the pan frequently, until the milk solids at the bottom are golden brown and the butter has a nutty aroma, about 1 to 3 minutes.  Pour into a small heat-proof bowl without scraping out the skillet.  Stir the allspice into the butter and set aside.

Add all the apples, 2 Tbsp. of the sugar and the salt to the still-hot skillet and set over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until all moisture released by the apples has evaporated and the slices are beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.  Add the brandy and cook until evaporated, 30 to 60 seconds.  Transfer to a large plate, spread in an even layer and refrigerate uncovered until cool to the touch, 15 to 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla and 9 Tbsp, of the remaining sugar.  Gradually whisk in the browned butter.  Add the flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until smooth; the batter will be very thick.  Add the cooled apples and fold until evenly coated with batter.  Transfer to the prepared pan, spread in an even layer and sprinkle with the remaining 1 Tbsp, sugar.

Bake until deeply browned, 35 to 40 minutes.  Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack,  about 2 hours.  Run a knife around the inside of the pan and remove the sides before slicing.