Thank You, Shop Hoppers

Congratulations to Nancy Cooley

Wildflower Fantasy | Wildflowers of Maine Challenge QuiltWildflower Fantasy
2019 Maine Quilt Shop Hop Challenge Quilt
Designed and Created by Dark Star Fabrics

2019 Maine Quilt Shop Hop Review

During the month of April, over 600 Hoppers accepted our invitation to “Hop in and Shop” at Dark Star Fabrics for the 2019 Maine Quilt Shop Hop.

An exciting part of our first year in the Shop Hop was meeting so many new quilters from all over Maine. We were also happy to welcome many of our old friends and returning customers. Maine quilters are great people!

We hope all of our quilting friends, new and old, will come back and see us again soon.

What to Do Next

Mail your stamped passport now. The Maine Quilt Shop Hop must receive your passport by May 15th to enter you in the statewide drawings for some valuable prizes.

Send your passport to Maine Quilt Shop Hop, P.O. Box 204, Coopers Mills, ME 04341. Make sure your name and contact information are readable. If you visited at least 10 shops, remember to vote for your favorite challenge quilt.

Nancy Cooley Wins Drawing

Nancy Cooley of Vassalboro, Maine, is the winner of the Dark Star Fabrics Shop Hop prize drawing. Nancy will receive:

  • A free $20 Dark Star Fabrics Gift Certificate
  • A free book, Streaks of Batiks by Sandra Hulzer
  • A free yard of fabric to work with Sandra Hulzer’s book
  • A free bonus book, Bessie and Luke, a local children’s story by Deb’s late mother (Rachelle’s grandmother)
  • A free handmade shopping bag to carry the prizes in.

Congratulations, Nancy!

Wildflowers of Maine

Did you miss out on the first printing of Wildflowers of Maine, the exclusive fabrics of the 2019 Maine Quilt Shop Hop?

The Shop Hop has announced a second printing, coming in July, and you can order all ten of these custom-designed fabrics now from Dark Star Fabrics at our same low prices.

Get the details on our Wildflowers of Maine page.

Local Talent on Display

Dark Star Fabrics celebrated this year’s Shop Hop with a special display of quilts by local quilters.

Hanging in our hall gallery and throughout the shop were quilts by Anne Baker, Deb Black, Diane Christen, Cindy Heyse-David, Byron Knight, Rachelle Knight, Pam Lambert, Judy McCurdy, Jean Richards, Helen Teele, Janice White, Alice Yates and Audrey Ziglar.

With two quilt groups in Phillips, another in Kingfield and one more in Madrid Township, the Phillips area is brimming with talented quilters. We thank all of the quilters who displayed their work at Dark Star Fabrics during the Shop Hop.

Hoppers’ Lunch

On April weekends, Hoppers enjoyed some home cooking right inside Dark Star Fabrics. Local Legend Winona Davenport of Pleasant Street Popovers & Pies sold delicious soups, sandwiches, desserts and other delights in our classroom.

Thank you, Winona, and thank you, everyone, for helping to make April of 2019 our best month ever at Dark Star Fabrics.