Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas and New Year's Hours Plus End-of-the-Year Specials

Delphine’s will close at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed all of Christmas Day. For Dec. 26th - 30th, we will have regular hours from 10:00am - 6:00pm until we close all day for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

An Inventory Reduction Sale is going on now in the Sale Area through December 30th, 2013! Hundreds of bolts are priced at $6 per yard (1 yard minimum cut) or just $5 per yard if you finish the bolt! Kits, Notions, Fat Quarters and Patterns are double marked down! Why wait for a Super Bowl Sale when you can SAVE NOW?

Also, EMPTY a Regular Priced Bolt of Fabric and take 15% off the Price per yard!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pre-Cut Kits!

How would you like to buy a kit and have everything in already all cut out and ready to sew? We now have some of those available! The kits include everything needed for the quilt top and binding. The samples are all hanging on a display rack at the front of our second room.

This kit will make a "Log Cabin Garden":

Closely related to the one above, this one is called "Sprigs and Twigs":

This fun quilt is "Tropical Turnover":

This lovely quilt is called "Rhubarb Custard":

Finally, this is "On Eagles' Wings":

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cute Pins

Have you seen these new pins we have up by the register? Aren't they just beautiful and cute? They'd make a great gift, pincushion accessory, lapel pin...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Ideas

Christmas is nearly here! We have all sorts of exciting ideas, patterns, materials, and gifts for Christmas this year! Here are some of them:

First up is this bargello beauty:

And wouldn't this make a cute table runner?

We also have some clever quilting t-shirts for those quilters on your list:

This super-soft fabric would make some great baby presents:

...and these snowman fabrics would be great for all winter!

Isn't this little house just adorable? This could be a really fun kid's craft, and not just for Christmas.

Here are some pictures from our Christmas section:

This fabric can be made into a fun Easy Striped Table Runner:

These lines of fabric are just so pretty:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wool - perfect for winter projects

Now that it's begun getting cold outside, I think that one of the perfect things to work with is wool. It's warm, soft, snuggly, and just so nice to work with. Here are some pictures of different project ideas we have in the store, as well as our fun wool section:

This pattern is called "O, Holy Night":

This is just a part of our wool section. It's fun even just to look at it.

Here are some other cute pattern ideas:

This is a whole quilt made of cotton with wool snowmen. It would make a great cuddly winter project. We have kits available in the full size quilt, as well as a mini quilt.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Store Samples

We've recently hung up some new store samples!

This first one is a stunning sample of Judy Niemeyer's "Cabin Fever" pattern:

This sample features one of our many outdoor panels.

Here's a sample of a fun quilt top you can make with our Cat in the Hat kit:

This neat quilt is "Weave" by Nancy Rink. The pattern is included in the Strip-It (Ombre) set by Marcus Textiles. There is also a pattern that includes 3 designs for using Ombre strips that can be purchased for $9.00.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Laurel Burch Gifts

If you like Laurel Burch's designs, you just might really like these items (or maybe a friend on your Christmas list would). We have socks, coin purses, and clutches decorated with her animals! There are also a couple of other clutches in these pictures. All of these are on a four-sided spinny pillar in the front of the store, and there are lovely batik rayon scarves hanging on all four sides as well!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fiona Tuffet and the Wacky Woolies

Fiona came up for another visit! She really liked the Wacky Woolies in our gift section. She felt like she fit right in with all those other cute sheep.
Wouldn't these sheep would make adorable presents for a knitter or someone who works with wool? The little "puff-ball" sheep could even be part of a nativity scene!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Demo Daze Slideshow!

Judy Stone made a great Smilebox photo slideshow of everything we did for Demo Daze. Give it a look, it's full of great Christmas project and gift ideas! There are stockings, a tree skirt, table toppers, the Easy Striped Table Runner, candle 'lamp shades', and more!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Demo Daze - Deck the Halls

This year's Demo Daze theme is Deck the Halls. Be sure to stop by to see the fun, cute demos we'll be showing! There will be some great ideas for decorating. The fun begins this Thursday!

The dates for Demo Daze are:
December 5th and 6th, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
and the 7th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delphine’s is teaming up with Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop in Charlevoix and
Cousin’s Quilt Shop of Bellaire for this year's Demo Daze event.

Each shop will have demos on items associated with decorating for Christmas – tree skirts,
stockings, ornaments, wall hangings and more. There will be a drawing at each shop for a large bundle of Fat Quarters plus a Grand Prize Drawing for 3 - $100.00 gift certificates at the end of Demo Daze.  Demo Daze Gift Tags are $1.00 each and need to be stamped at each shop to enter the
Grand Prize Drawing. 

To help with making those special projects for Christmas and/or Winter we will be offering 1 Yard
of Christmas or Winter fabric FREE with the purchase of 3 yards of any non-sale fabric.
Minimum ½ yard cuts.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Pretty Package

This is a sample of our kit for "A Pretty Package".
This would be a great decoration or gift! Because of the colors we chose, it can be used for many seasons or occasions. Or you could purchase the pattern and make it in your own fabrics, or use some of our gorgeous Christmas fabrics.
The finished quilts is 42” X 68”, and the kit is $58.99. It is made using the quilt as you go method. The sample used Quilter's Dream Fusion Batting, which is not in the kit. The fabric line used is Provenical by Iron Orchid for Clothworks.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November News

Quilt Retreats at the Alpine Lodge of Gaylord
with Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC as co-hostess
The Retreats are set for November 7th,8th, 9th and 10th, and November 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2013. The cost is $190 per person with a Thursday check-in OR $150.00 for a Friday arrival. The 1st retreat is almost full but the 2nd retreat has several openings. Friday arrival: Check-in on Friday and checkout on Sunday includes 2 nights, 3 days and 7 meals. Thursday Arrival: Check-in time after 9AM and checkout on Sunday, includes all the other options plus an extra night & day of sewing. Meals are not included on Thursday. For single occupancy add $50.00 to the Fri. package and $75.00 to the Thursday package. There will be a white elephant exchange, door prizes, demos, discounts at Delphine's, and a Show and Tell for all to participate in. Call 1-800-684-2233 or e-mail to register.

December 5th and 6th, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and the 7th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delphine’s is teaming up with Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop in Charlevoix and Cousin’s Quilt Shop of Bellaire to bring you another Demo Daze event. (The Quilt House of Indian River will not be participating this year.) Each shop will have demos on items associated with decorating for Christmas – tree skirts, stockings, ornaments, wall hangings and more. There will be a drawing at each shop, each day for a Daily Door Prize plus a Grand Prize at the end of Demo Daze.
Demo Daze Gift Tags will be $1.00 each and need to be stamped at each shop to enter the
Grand Prize Drawing. To help with making those special projects for Christmas and/or Winter we will be offering 1 Yard of Christmas or Winter fabric FREE with the purchase of 3 yards of any non-sale fabric. Minimum ½ yard cuts.

Class Fees – Most classes require additional purchases of tools and fabric. They can be purchased at 15% off.

Judy will teach you the fundamentals of a specific quilting technique and present a small project on which you can practice your new skill. Beginners to advanced quilters will find these topics helpful and fun. Perhaps you want a topic not listed below – let us know.
10:30am – 3pm
The holidays are getting closer now so a quick and easy project is just the ticket. This table runner is SEW easy that you can make one for Thanksgiving, for Christmas, and a Winter one too! You just need a gorgeous striped fabric and you know that there are so many beautiful fabrics in the shop!! Let’s get sewing!
Class Fee: $20
Saturday, November 16th and Wednesday, December 11th
10:30am – 3:00pm on either day
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

w/ Joyce Triezenberg
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 ~ 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The first offering of this class got rave reviews about the teacher and the new way to make pineapple blocks any size you want! Joyce will teach you how to use any size strip to make any size finished Pineapple Block without a special ruler or tool. She will also show you how to do multiple strip corners all at one time. Her method is not paper piecing so you will not have to pick paper off the back of your blocks. Sign up today to start making Pineapple Blocks an easy way! Class Fee - $20

“Get ‘er Done!”
w/ Judy Stone
Tuesday, December 10th; Friday, December 13th; and Tuesday, December 17th
Let’s get some of those projects finished!! Bring your unfinished items in and Judy will guide you (just in case you forgot what to do next), offer suggestions, and answer questions. This applies to projects started in any of Judy’s classes. Come in at 10:30 and work as long as you like. Offered on 3 different days – come as many times as you wish.
Class fee: $10 per day.  
Delphine’s classroom is available on a first come, first served basis
for individuals needing table space to baste quilt tops or just work on a
quilt. Check the shop’s on-line calendar for open dates, and then
call the shop to reserve your spot!

The Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
May 2 - 7, 2014.
Delphine's will be vendoring this event and looks forward to spending time with
Sarah Fielke, Susan Carlson and Bonnie Hunter. More information will be posted in the shop and on the web site shortly. Registration begins January 6th, 2014.

The 3rd Saturday of the month is being set aside for BLOCK OF THE MONTH programs!
Members of any Block of the Month program are invited to come to the shop, set up their machines and sew the blocks, or bring their cutting tools and cut the blocks out to sew at home. Your choice!

HURRY! Because this program filled quickly we increased our inventory and added 6 spaces!
An 1800’s style sampler quilt of 7 1/2” blocks set with a double border made from a striped fabric and a pieced Sawtooth border. Star Singles papers are used to help with the construction of the Half-Square units used in the blocks. Starting with Saturday, October 19th block of the month folks are invited to meet to work on their blocks at the shop. There is no additional fee to come this day.
The cost of the program is $23.99 per month with a deposit of $23.99,
which will be applied to the 12th month for payment.

Monday, November 4th and December 2nd , 10 am – 6 pm
Join Cheryl and others as they sit and sew by hand at a leisurely pace.
Whether it’s hand-piecing or applique, all handwork related to quilting is welcome.
Come… enjoy the comfort of Delphine’s classroom, and the company of friends.

Upcoming club meetings will be on
Wednesday, November 20th
Thursday, December 19th
11 am to 4 pm
Please join us as we construct patriotic quilts for our veterans. We have chosen easy but wonderful patterns that all of us will feel confident making.
Each month, bring your machine, normal sewing notions, and your lunch.
We will have the fabric pre-cut and ready for sewing. There is no fee to participate in this program.
Any questions can be directed to or

Wednesday, December 18th ~ 10 am – 11:30 am
Every 2nd Thursday from 10 am to Noon ~ November 14th , December 12th
This club is self-directed and members are sharing new ways to make art quilts of all shapes, sizes, and techniques. No experience with Art Quilts is necessary to attend,
just a desire to make an Art Quilt!

Monday, November 25th 10 am – 6 pm
Do you know when Someday is? It’s the last Monday of every month! Gather with your friends in Delphine’s classroom to sit and sew and get a UFO out of the closet! Stay all day, or just for a little while. Every stitch counts! NOTE: This club will not meet in December, but will resume in January.

Announcing - "Sisters' Choice" – A Trunk Show Set to Music
"Some women are sisters by birth, others by choice.”
Delphine Miller and AnnMarie Rowland have been “sisters by choice” for nearly 20 years.
Delphine, an award winning quilter, designer, and shop owner will be presenting a selection of her favorite quilts from among the 200 she has made or collected over the past 30 years.
AnnMarie is a singer song-writer. Her love of quilts has sewn itself into her lyrics. Together they bring us color, pattern, and story; quilted together as “Sisters' Choice”. If you would like to book this Show please contact Delphine at the shop – 989.732.1252 or by e-mail at

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fiona Tuffet in NYC

Fiona recently made a new friend just outside the Central Park Zoo.
She also recently went to the Statue of Liberty, but she was too excited to remember to get a picture of herself there.

Ellis Island as seen from the Statue

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Quilts of Valor

The Quilts of Valor Club is pleased to announce that they have completed 3 quilts! These quilts will be sent along with 4 others - 3 that were donated by customers and 1 that was a store sample, to the Michigan Quilts of Valor Regional Co-ordinator for distribution to Michigan veterans and servicemen.  The current requests outnumber the available quilts by 2 to 1!  Please check out for the guidelines of making and donating a quilt.  Delphine's is a collection point for the quilts. The shop has bins of gently used quilt and sewing magazines in the classroom that we ask a $1.00 donation for to help fund the cost of fabrics and shipping for the Quilts of Valor program. 

If you noticed that we said we're sending seven quilts, but there are only six quilts pictured, that's because this one has a twin.