2015 events

sales, swaps and celebrations at alewives fabrics!

Friday Night Sewing Lounge: Friday, May 29th 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!

Fish Ladder Festival: Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd & 24th from 10:00-5:00
This annual event has got the 4 "F's." Food, family, fun and... FISH!!! Oh, and fabrics, too!!! Bring your family to view the Alewives as they make their annual migration from the Great Salt Bay into Damariscotta Lake. During the festival, there will be delicious food, fun games for kids of all ages and family entertainment like live music and more. Here at Alewives Fabrics we will be painting fishes onto faces (both young and old!) and ice cream treats, too. All proceeds from face painting and ice cream sales over the weekend go to the Fish Ladder Restoration Fund, helping to ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy the Alewives, 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!