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Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC

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

10am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday 114 N. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735 989-732-1252 [email protected] www.delphinesquiltshop.com

December 2012

December is here already, which has us here at Delphine's asking the question that we all seem to

ask every December... Where did the year go? How did the time slip by so quickly? Perhaps in the weeks to come you'll be thinking about what you accomplished in 2012...quilts you finished, quilts you started...time spent with those you love. As you're making resolutions for the New Year, don't forget to leave time for a class, Block of the Month, a retreat, or other fun, creative project to put a little holiday in every day.

Get Demo Daze-d! It's B-a-a-c-k!

November 29th, 30th and December 1st

Delphine's, Cousin's, Hearts to Holly, and The Quilt House have teamed up to give you 3 full days of demos, special sales, give-aways, yummy treats, and more! The main give-away will be a Janome 316QDC sewing machine! To be eligible for the Janome giveaway, all four shops must stamp your Gift Tag which is available for $1.00! Plus you will receive a Charm Pack of 5" squares when you spend $100.00 at a shop!

Winter Log House Retreats

January 25th, 26th, 27th February 1st, 2nd, 3rd February 8th, 9th, 10th

You have three opportunities this winter to get away with your friends and your projects! These retreats will again be held at the Log House in Michawye. If you've ever dreamt of a cozy log house on a winter day with nothing to do but sit and sew and laugh and eat food that you didn't have to prepare or clean up after, these are for you! The Log House can sleep 12 very easily, as well as provide ample room for your largest project! Each retreater will have her own sewing table and will share cutting and pressing stations. Sleeping accommodations are varied, and include twins, queens and kings. Your place will be assigned when you register for the retreat of your choice. All meals are included! Call the shop to reserve your place soon because each retreat is limited to 10 retreaters plus Delphine (your hostess) and Ann (your cook for the weekend). What's the cost? Just $150!! Yes. You read that correctly.

NOTICE!!

Delphine's will be closing early on Christmas Eve (at 3p.m.) And will be CLOSED on Christmas Day, December 31st, and January 1st.

CLASSES CLASSES

Free-Motion Quilting

with Judy Stone

Saturday, December 15th 10 am ­ 2:30 pm

Judy will help you explore your sewing machine's hidden talents! Quilt your own design by dropping those feed dogs and moving the fabric with your hands! Learn to meander, stipple, make feathers, do handwriting and more. It just takes practice. Judy will also share how to quilt a large quilt on your standard sized sewing machine. Class fee is $20

Class Policies

*Class fees do not cover supplies unless specifically stated. *To be fully registered, you must pay when signing up. *Registrants receive a 20% discount on supplies listed on the supply sheet. *Please read the supplies list carefully for any pre-class instructions.

If you have 2 or more friends who would like a class in a certain pattern or technique, call the shop to set up a session that fits your schedule.

All Day Party

Sewing and Seeing the Latest Tools, Notions, Books and Patterns Tuesday, January 22nd

. Marci, from Checkers Distributors will be at Delphine's to show you how awesome the Creative Grids Ruler line is and the many ways it makes piecing easier and more accurate!

Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family, from all of us at Delphine's.

BLOCKS OF THE MONTH

Block of the Month Program Policy:

Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC makes a commitment to you to have the blocks and fabrics ready in a timely manner when you sign up for a Block of the Month (BOM) program. We require a commitment from you for the length of the program to purchase the entire set of patterns or kits. You can choose to prepay for the entire BOM, or auto-pay on a monthly basis. There are NO exceptions to this rule.

Announcing...ALL AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD Block of the Month Program with Judy Stone February 2013 - August 2013

This unique Block of the Month program allows you to use fabric you already have as you make houses and other buildings plus trees, flowers, sidewalks and more. Judy will host 2 meetings per month where you can learn the techniques for that month's blocks and start putting them together. The cost is $75.00 plus a requirement to purchase 1.5 yards of background fabric and 1 yard of border fabric from Delphine's. For your $75.00 you will receive color-coded patterns plus 1½ hours of instruction time per month with Judy. The first meetings will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13th and Saturday, Feb 16th. All other meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the Saturday following the 2nd Wednesday.

CLUB NEWS

Someday Club

Because the last Monday of the month is New Year's Eve, the Someday Club is cancelled, and Delphine's will be closed for Inventory. See you in January!

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle II

Meets on Wednesday January 9th And Saturday January 12th

Handwork Club

January 7th, 10 am ­ 4 pm Join Cheryl and others as they sit and sew by hand at a leisurely pace while sharing good conversation. Whether it's hand-piecing or applique, all handwork related to quilting is welcome.

Coming This Spring:

* Cotton Theory Workshop with Sue Wilson. * A Workshop and Trunk Show by Traci from the Big Fork Bay Cotton Company * A Trunk Show and Lecture by Jodi Borrows on her Square in a Square method of constructing

quilt tops and her family's quilting heritage. Look for the dates and fees in the January newsletter!

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