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.

Christmas Ornaments

Want to make some Christmas ornaments, work on a fun embroidery project, or both? These beautiful ones are an option. We have over a dozen patterns to choose from! The pattern comes with pre-colored fabric. You just get to do the embroidery and stitching of the front piece to the back piece.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Seasonal Silhouettes

These are great: pre-cut fusible applique shapes! All you have to do is fuse them to your background and stitch them down!

But what can you do with these nifty pre-cut shapes? Well, you can make little calendar quilts:

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Have you seen all of the wonderful, snuggly flannels we have in now? We have an entire section of them!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Green Eggs and Ham

A customer just finished up a quilt top from our Green Eggs and Ham kit! The pattern used is called "Sassy Fats". I really like the Dr. Seuss fabrics :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Retreats at Alpine Lodge and Sneak Peek at Grand Hotel Retreat!

Quilt Retreats at the Alpine Lodge of Gaylord with Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC as co-hostess
These Retreats are set for November 7-8-9-10 and November 14-15-16-17, 2013 for the cost of $190 per person with a Thursday check-in OR $150.00 for a Friday arrival.
Friday arrival :  Check-in on Friday and check-out on Sunday includes 2 nights, 3 days and 7 meals.   
Thursday arrival:  Check-in time after 9AM and check-out on Sunday, includes all the other options and an extra night and day of sewing.  Meals are not included on Thursday.  
For single occupancy, add $50.00 to the Friday package and $75.00 to the Thursday package.
There will be a white elephant exchange, door prizes, demos, discounts at Delphine's and a retreaters Show and Tell!
Call 1-800-684-2233 or e-mail to participate.
Thank you to all of you that made our 5th year Celebration a very fun weekend! Lucy enjoyed handing out presents to everyone who visited and 6 very lucky people won Grand Prizes!  The shop has grown over the past 5 years due to your support and encouragement. Thank you.
The Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will be held May 2 - 7, 2014! Delphine's will be vendoring this event and is looking 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 opens January 6th, 2014.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Classes and Club News

November 12 – EASY STRIPED TABLE RUNNER - Tuesday Tutorial with Judy Stone 
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 

Tuesday, October 15th or Saturday, November 16th
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 

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 

Thursday, October 24th
10:30 am to 3:30 pm 
This class will work through the Technique Charts of the Square-in-a-Square Rulers by Jodi Barrows. Multiple shapes and units can be made from one ruler. Prepare to be amazed how easily your block units go together without struggling over angles and points.
Class cost - $20.00 

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 bring your own lunch or order one in from a downtown restaurant.

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 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 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. Block distribution will begin mid-September and will continue for 12 months. 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.
HURRY! This club is almost full!
Below is a picture of our beautiful store sample for this program. The border has not been added yet:

Monday, October 7th , November 4th 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 Thursday, October 17th; Wednesday, November 20th.
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, October 16th, Wednesday, December 18th ~ 10 am – 11:30 am 

Every 2nd Thursday from 10 am to Noon ~ October 10th, November 14th 
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, October 28th, 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! 

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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Brown Bear

This fun sample just came in! It was made by Delphine's daughter-in-law in Colorado. This is "Brown Bear" from the Brown Bear fabric line (inspired by the book). We have kits of this available.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Fabrics!

Here's just a sampling of some of our newer fabrics!

Some cute back-to-school fabric:

Christmas cookies!

Isn't this next one a beautiful panel?

Would you like some Green Eggs and Ham?

These three bolts are Robert Kaufman Shannon fabric, which is like Minkee. It's super soft.

This beautiful line is called Carpe Diem and has a tree panel that goes with it:

Fiona was here last week! Look at this cute fabric she found: