2015 events

sales, swaps and celebrations at alewives fabrics!

Friday Night Sewing Lounge: Friday, April 17th from 5:00-8:30pm
FREE and open to all! An evening of open sewing (or any crafty endeavor)! Bring your current project (or start a new one) and we'll all stitch and socialize together. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own machine and rotary cutting tools, etc. Feel free to use our iron and cutting mats!

Maine State Quilt Shop Hop: April 1st through 30th (excluding Easter) Nearly 1,000 quilters will pass through our doors this April as they hop from one independently-owned shop to another! If you've never participated in the annual Maine State Quilt Shop Hop before, we invite you to make 2015 the year you hop 'til you drop! How does it work? You have the entire month of April to visit as many participating shops (including Alewives Fabrics) as you can. At each shop, you'll have your passport stamped, receive a free charm square of fabric from the "Mary's Blenders" collection by Windham Fabrics, and many shops will also have goodie bags and doorprize drawings for you to enter... all 100% free!!! If you visit 10 or more shops and return your passport at the end of the month, you can vote on your favorite challenge quilt (a different one will be on display at each shop) and you'll also be entered for over $15,000 worth of sewing and quilting related prizes. It's an eagerly anticipated event where you'll discover new corners of the state, new-to-you shops, and maybe even rediscover old favorites, too!

Spring Into Summer Shop Hop: Friday, May 29th through Sunday May 31st Celebrate the arrival of summer as four of your favorite Quilt Shops host the hop of the season! Purchase your passport for the Spring Into Summer Shop Hop anytime starting April 1st here at Alewives Fabrics, Mariner's Compass in Bath, Quiltessentials in Auburn or Calico Basket in Windham. Passports come with a free Spring Into Summer tote bag to use during the hop and beyond. Have your passport stamped at each shop and you'll be entered to win prizes, including one of four Brother Innovis sewing machines, valued at $649 each! Be sure to see each shop's version of the Carousel Quilt (an updated version of the Log Cabin) while you're out and about. Refreshments will be served at each shop and daily doorprizes will be drawn as well. Grab your best quilting friends and hit the road for the Spring Into Summer Shop Hop!