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welcome to alewives fabrics!

a delightfully eclectic fabric store

Housed in a big red barn in a tiny village called Damariscotta Mills in Midcoast Maine, Alewives Fabrics is a family-owned business with a long history of offering the very best in contemporary textiles. Established in 1975, Alewives has evolved over the past few decades and is now known globally for it's mix of carefully curated classic designs and the very latest trends in quilting cottons. We like to describe our special perspective as "delightfully eclectic." You'll rarely find a quilt made from just one designer's line of fabrics in our shop... we pride ourselves on building combinations that you just won't find anywhere else. We don't sell fancy sewing machines or the ruler-of-the-month at Alewives, but you will find an extensive inventory of tried and true notions, an ever-expanding collection of patterns and books, but most importantly a celebration of texture, design and color in the many bolts of fabric that line our walls. Whether in person or on the internet, we thank you for visiting Alewives Fabrics. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like help building a project... we are here to help!


Rhea and all of the ladies at Alewives

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