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spring/summer 2014

liberty and lilacs

Spring is a time for renewal, and after what felt like an exceptionally long, hard winter we deserve a little "renewing" around these parts.

Here at the shop we have lots of exciting new items in stock: quilt patterns from Australia, clothing patterns from England, hand-screened linen panels from Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and hand-woven tea towels from Utica, New York. Such fun (and different!) stuff.

BUT...

By far the most exciting development here at Alewives has been the arrival of Liberty of London's classic and seasonal Tana Lawns. Liberty has been printing fabrics for more than a century, and if you've ever seen it, touched it, sewed with it, then chances are you've fallen in love with it just like we have. It's been a dream of ours to carry these gorgeous fabrics in our shop, and our customers are loving this new development. Of course Liberty is perfect for clothing, but modern quilters are gobbling it up as well. We've made a version of our velveteen throw, but we've exchanged the velveteen and voile for Liberty Tana lawn and chambray... perfect together!

Change is in the air: we hope you find the time to explore our shop and see what's new. Have a great spring and a nice, long summer!

XO,

Rhea, Barbara (and all of the ladies) at Alewives Fabrics