country days fabric launch party

with heidi boyd, saturday, may 6th from 2:00-4:00

Join local artist Heidi Boyd as we celebrate the arrival of her sophomore fabric collection, "Country Days" by Red Rooster Fabrics. "Country Days" is a celebration of rural living: darling chickens, sweet strawberries, timeless ticking stripes all mingle in this happy collection. Even if Heidi Boyd weren't one of our favorite local girls, we'd still be in love with these fabrics and we're so pleased to be hosting her for a fabric launch party. Please join Heidi and the Alewives staff for refreshments, doorprizes, and lots of fabric fun. Everyone is invited to attend as we celebrate "Country Days."

10th annual fish ladder festival

saturday, may 27th through sunday, may 28th

Bring the whole family to this annual event as we celebrate the return of the Alewives! During the festival, our tiny little Damariscotta Mills neighborhood is transformed into a bustling epicenter of family friendly fun with games, food, drinks, music and of course lots of little fish to view. Highlights every year include an antique car show, horse and carriage rides, Alewives merchandise for sale, a pig roast and a beer tent. Here at Alewives, we'll be holding our annual sample sale (last year's sample quilts and garments on sale at great prices!), plus free face painting for the little ones. Last but not least, we'll have sodas and ice cream for sale here at the shop with all proceeds going directly to the Fish Ladder Restoration Fund. It's our favorite time of year... a time to celebrate the arrival of summer and the return of our namesake fish!

spring into summer shop hop

friday, june 9th 10-6, saturday, june 10th 10-6, sunday, june 11th 12-4

Passports are $7.50 each and include an extra large Spring Into Summer canvas tote bag while supply lasts. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with four of your favorite quilt shops! The Spring Into Summer Shop Hop is a collaboration between Alewives Fabrics in Nobleboro, Calico Basket in Windham, Oxford Mill End Store in Oxford and Quiltessentials in Auburn. Over $7,500 in prizes, including the grand prize of a brand new Pfaff Ambition 2.0 sewing machine worth $1,399.99. Each shop will also be offering demonstrations, daily doorprizes, refreshments, and feature a quilt made from the Strippy Stars ruler by Deb Heatherly. Easily completed in a single day, the Spring Into Summer Shop Hop is the hop of the season! Grab your best quilting friends and hop to it!