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2020 Maine Quilt Shop Hop

Coming in August

Off To The Shop Hop, Quilt by Janice WhiteOff to the Shop Hop
Quilt by Janice White, Phillips, Maine

News from Dark Star Fabrics

Updated July 10, 2020

The 2020 Maine Quilt Shop Hop, originally planned for April, has been rescheduled for the month of August.

The Dark Star Fabrics retail shop, now temporarily closed, expects to reopen in August with new hours:

Wednesday – Saturday
11: 00 – 4:00

Subject to State of Maine guidelines, we will have limited retail shopping inside our shop. For everyone’s safety, however, we encourage online and front porch shopping. 

Online Shopping

This year, you can visit Dark Star Fabrics from anywhere. Stay safe and enjoy the convenience of online shopping.

If you place an order at our online Etsy shop, and if you confirm in a message that you are taking part in the Shop Hop, we will send you a stamped Passport, together with your free pattern and charm square, when we ship your order.

Front Porch Shopping

During the days and hours when we are open, Dark Star Fabrics will have stamped passports, free patterns and charm squares available on our front porch.

You may also pick up your prepaid order on our porch.  Just browse our online Etsy shop or contact us to choose what you want. Then place your order through Etsy or give us a call at (207) 639-1026. If you pick up your order, we will refund any Etsy shipping charges.

Inside Shopping

Because of space considerations, we will welcome no more than 3 shoppers at a time inside our shop from 11:00 until 4:00 on Wednesday through Saturday starting August 1, 2020.

While you are inside, please follow State of Maine guidelines:

  • Please wear your face mask;
  • Please use hand sanitizer (carry your own or use ours);
  • Please try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

Note: public rest rooms will not be available.

Vote for Your Favorite Quilt

Under the Big Top (pictured) is Dark Star Fabrics’ entry in the 2020 Maine Quilt Shop Hop challenge. The quilt features Birds and Berries of Maine fabrics and blenders.

Hoppers with passports stamped by 10 or more shops can vote for their favorite challenge quilt. We hope you like ours.

For an enlarged view of Under the Big Top, click the image.

Under The Big Top, Challenge Quilt by Dark Star Fabrics

Get Your Free Pattern

Download your free pattern, or pick up your free pattern during the Shop Hop, to see how we made the Dark Star Fabrics 12.5” block shown here using Birds and Berries of Maine fabrics and blenders.

Collect patterns from all participating shops to create your own sampler quilt.

Birds and Berries of Maine Block Created by Dark Star Fabrics

Print Your Passport

You can download and print your August, 2020, Shop Hop Passport. Have your passport stamped by each of the 24 participating shops you visit.

After the Shop Hop ends, submit your passports for a chance to win some great prizes, including the popular Lori Holt books and colorful fabric collection from Dark Star Fabrics (pictured).

Send your completed passports by September 15, 2020, to Maine Quilt Shop Hop Coordinator, P.O. Box 204, Coopers Mills, ME 04341.

2020 Maine Quilt Shop Hop Prize from Dark Star Fabrics

Watch the Video

The world was very different back in late February when Rachelle Knight of Dark Star Fabrics talked with Laura Nichols, 2020 Maine Quilt Shop Hop Coordinator.

In this 2+ minute video, Rachelle talks about Dark Star Fabrics’ involvement with the Maine Quilt Shop Hop and shares news about our expanded long arm quilting services.