Saturday, September 7, 2013

September News

Here are some important excerpts from our latest newsletter! Learn all about the new classes, clubs, workshops, and everything else there is to do at the shop!

September 21st - 28th
Open Daily 9am-6pm, Sunday September 22nd 12pm-4pm
PASSPORTS available NOW!! JUST $10!! Cost includes: a Souvenir pin (while quantities last), a Cloth Tote bag, Gifts and Exclusive Shop Hop patterns…PLUS… you’ll be eligible for 5 Grand Prizes - A Book A Month, A Pattern a Month, 4 Fat Quarters a Month, A Notion a Month and… a $150.00 Shopping Spree!
Put on by Cousins Quilt Shop, Delphine’s Quilt Shop, LC, Hearts to Holly, InterQuilten, Renee’s House of Quilting & Quilt-N-Bee 

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, call the shop, and reserve your spot!

AUTUMN isn’t only Back To School for kids, you know.  TUTORIALS and WORKSHOPS have been planned for you!

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.

September 10 – LOG CABIN QUILTS  10:30am – 3pm
Judy will introduce you to the versatility of the log cabin block. You will learn 2 ways to make a log cabin block – one method uses strips and regular machine stitching and the other method uses paper piecing. For those of you that don’t like paper piecing, you will find this method extremely accurate and very easy (no crazy triangles to fit over the lines!!). We will make a few blocks each way and then look at how they can be arranged in some very interesting designs.
Class Fee: $20 + $1 supply charge

October 8 – LIL’ TWISTER CHRISTMAS WREATH 10:30am – 3pm
It’s time to get ready for the holidays! Let’s make this easy but charming Christmas Wreath by using the amazing Lil’ Twister ruler. If you can sew squares together, you can create this complicated wreath. (Don’t tell anyone how EASY it is!) It’s a quick project that will be ready before the snow flies.
Class Fee: $20

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

Monday, September 16th OR Tuesday, October 15th
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

PUMPKIN PEEL FOUNDATION PIECING Guest Teacher – Mary Elizabeth Kinch
Author of Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts
Sunday, September 29th – Noon to 6pm
ENJOY blocks that are perfect every time, no matter how small the pieces. LEARN about different foundation materials (and when to use them), helpful tips for construction, how color value plays a part in the success of the design, and appliqué techniques for finishing your project. EXPAND your design vocabulary! Did you know colors can be chewy or that designs can be bossy? Mary will discuss the myriad of possibilities for foundation string piecing and an "inspiration book" with fabulous examples of alternative designs, the history of string quilts, and the A-HA! moments when she was studying the Susan McCord quilts.
LEARN important tips for working with small strips and managing some seam allowance hiccups that can occur. WATCH a Demo on how to remove the foundation paper without ripping your hair out too! This is a fun and inspirational class, focuses on seeing design in a whole new light with stress free random method of piecing and design, a great transferable concept.
Cost of Workshop - $50.00

Monday, October 14th, 10:30am to 1:30pm
Learn the art of English Paper Piecing, by hand, while working on a small project. Linda’s project is a Fall Candle Mat or Centerpiece for a small table. It is a perfect project for a quick gift, or to keep for yourself!
Cost - $15.00

PINEAPPLE WORKSHOP w/ Joyce Triezenberg
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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

Sue Wilson, from Quiltworx is returning this fall for a 6-session workshop on the Mariner’s Compass quilt top designed by Judy Niemeyer. The dates are October 11th and 12th and again on October 25th and 26th and then it will finish on Nov. 22nd and 23rd.

 A new technique will be taught each day while making this pattern, which prepares you to tackle any Quiltworx pattern in the future. This pattern is exclusive to certified Quiltworx instructors and certified shops and not available to purchase without participating in the workshop. The cost of the workshops is $150.00 total and each workshop will run from 10:30am – 4:30pm. Lunch is not provided so you are asked to bring your own lunch or order one in from a downtown restaurant. 

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! 

An 1800’s style sampler quilt of 71/2” 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. Block distribution will begin mid-September and will continue for 12 months. 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. 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.

Monday, September 9th (Note that this is one week later, due to Labor Day) 
Monday, October 7th
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 September 18th  and Thursday, October 17th
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.
Any questions can be directed to Judy Stone at and Delphine at

Next Meeting ~ Wednesday, October 16th ~ 10 am – 11:30 am

Every 2nd Thursday from 10 am to Noon ~ September 12th and October 10th
Are you closet Art Quilter?
This group has started an Artist Trading Card Exchange for all to participate in. On July 11th, Jackie Fox will lead the group in making a fabric eye to use in a portrait type quilt. Jackie will bring the fabric scraps necessary and club members should bring scissors, a needle for hand applique work, and some small applique pins.

Monday, September 30th and October 28th
10 am – 6 pm
Do you know when Someday it 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!

Announcing - "Sisters' Choice" – A Trunk Show Set to Music
"Some women are sisters by birth, others by choice.”
Delphine Miller and Ann 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

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