Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Even More New Fabrics!

We have more new fabrics to showcase!

New from Jo Morton, this is Savannah from Andover.

This line is "Lovely" by RJR, and is used in our "Lovely in Lavender" Block of the Month!

The bottom row here is a new line by Judi Rothermel - Party of Twelve for Marcus Textiles.

This nice line is from Studio E and is called "Town and Country" by Pepper Cory.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beautiful Summer Fabrics!

Now in: some absolutely stunning new fabrics!

First up, this beauty is from Frond Design Studios and is called Carpe Diem. We have the "Life, Calm" colors. We're waiting on a great pattern from Frond to make up a sample with this wonderful tree!

From Michael Miller, this is Paradise Island - very well named. Such a gorgeous design that takes you to a tropical beach - perfect for a sarong style dress, a skirt, the center of a relaxing quilt...

Finally, we have new, gorgeous rayon batiks by Island Batiks and Robert Kaufman - perfect for summer time clothing!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Cute Fabrics! Brown Bear and Oinkadoodlemoo

Look at these cute new kids' fabrics we have in! This line is Brown bear, brown bear from Andover Fabrics and will be kitted soon. This link will show you the pattern we will be kitting up, though our tonal fabrics will be slightly different: http://www.andoverfabrics.com/Quilts/Brown%20Bear%20Brown%20Bear.pdf

This line is Oink A Doodle Moo by Jenn Ski for Moda. Jelly rolls and bolts of this group are available, and instructions for making a book can be found on the Moda website under free patterns! Or you can follow this link to the pattern: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_oink-a-doodle-moo-book.pdf

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happenings at Delphine's

The latest newsletter has just recently gone out! If you haven't read it yet, or aren't subscribed, here is the latest listing of all the classes, clubs, and block-of-the-month programs Delphine's is offering right now. If you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, send an email to delphines@frontier.com, and/or you can always stop by the store and pick up a printed version of the newsletter.

Upcoming Classes:
Judy’s Tuesday Tutorials  
July 16 ~ 9am to 12 pm - August 13, and September 10 ~ 10am to 2:30pm
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 would like a topic not listed below – let us know. 

July Tutorial – Disapearing 4 patch, 9 patch, and Pinwheel Quilts 
Tuesday, July 16 9am until Noon
These patterns have been around for a few years, but if you haven’t tried them, now’s the time to learn. We will make 3 small samples in class and then you can choose the one you want to make into a larger quilt.
Maybe you’ll want to make all 3!
Class Fee: $15 + supplies

August Tutorial - Strip Tube Quilt 
Tuesday, August 13 10:30am until 3pm
Join Judy to create this amazing quilt! It uses 2 ½” strips (jelly rolls, Bali pops, or stash strips) that mysteriously turn into squares.
It looks complicated but Judy assures us that it is SEW EASY!!
Class Fee ~ $20 + book and supplies

You'll want to mark your calendar for this one!

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 (menus are available at the shop).


Delphine’s BIG, BRIGHT Classroom is home to several sewing clubs. Some are open to everybody at any time. Others focus upon a specific project. Find the one that’s right for you and JOIN THE CLUB! You’re not interested in a club right now but would still like a place to spread out? No problem! 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. 

Handwork Club
Monday, July 1st and August 5th / 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. 

Quilts of Valor Club 
Upcoming club meeting will be on July 18th and August 22nd / 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. We will also ask for a donation of $5 each month to offset the cost of the fabric and batting. Any questions can be directed to Judy Stone at judyquiltstwo@gmail.com or Delphine at delphines@frontier.com

*Prairie Women Sewing Circle III*
Next Meeting ~ August 21th ~ 10 am – 11:30 am

Art Quilter Club 
Every 2nd Thursday from 10am to Noon ~ and July 11th and August 8th
Are you a 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.

Someday Club
Monday, July 29th and August 26th / 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!

BLOCKS OF THE MONTH ~ Openings remain, but not for long! SIGN UP TODAY!

Lovely in Lavender
This Block of the Month is set to start in July, as soon as the fabric (which has been delayed) arrives. We have been assured that it is shipping next week. All participants of the program are invited to attend a free workshop to cover the instructions and construction methods used to make the blocks in this wonderful sampler. The workshop is re-scheduled for Saturday, July 13th. Debbie Beaves for RJR fabrics is the designer of this lovely line of purple and green prints. The quilt measures 90” x 110” and is made from 12 sampler blocks set on point with alternate blocks of an Irish Chain design. The cost is $30.99 per month with a 10% discount if paid in full.

Warm Winter Blessings
From Primitive Gatherings and Moda, this program is ready to ship and runs for 8 months at $18 a month; or pay in full for a 10% discount. This quilt measures 54” x 63”, just perfect for a wall quilt or throw. Simple piecing is combined with wool applique and embroidery to make a quilt you will keep out all winter.
The cotton prints are soft shades of blue and tan with delicate winter motifs.
Finish in time for Christmas and enjoy it all winter long!