2022 Maine Quilt Shop Hop

April 1st – April 30th

What's Up Buttercup, Dark Star Fabrics' 2022 Shop Hop Challenge QuiltWhat’s Up Buttercup
2022 Shop Hop Challenge Quilt by Dark Star Fabrics

Come to  Dark Star Fabrics

April is Maine Quilt Shop Hop month. Dark Star Fabrics will be open Tuesday though Saturday in April for Maine’s biggest quilt shop event of the year.

Special Shop Hop Hours
April 1 – 30, 2022
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 – 5:00
(Closed Sunday and Monday)

Even if you are not a Shop Hopper, if you have been planning a trip to Dark Star Fabrics, come in April. Here’s how to find us.

Shop Hop Sales All Month

Dark Star Fabrics will have Shop Hop sales throughout April.

Each Tuesday: All Batik fabrics 15% off
Each Wednesday: All Holiday fabrics 15% off
Each Thursday: All Panels 15% off
Each Friday: All Metallic and Sparkle fabrics 15% off
Each Saturday: All fabrics and notions storewide 10% off

In addition, a special selection of fabrics is 20% off every day. Look for the red star.

What They’re Saying…

My husband and I were there earlier today and I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had! Your sales people were wonderful! And I’m not sure how you do it, but your prices are the lowest I’ve seen! It’s very apparent that you put a lot of thought into what fabrics you choose to carry! Thank you for making this our best shop hop experience of the day!!

Comment on Facebook, April, 2022

Dark Star Fabrics Challenge Quilt

What’s Up Buttercup, pictured at the top of this page, is Dark Star Fabrics’ 2022 Shop Hop Challenge Quilt.

Using only this year’s fabric lines, Wildflowers by House of Turnowsky and Rapture Coordinate Blenders by QT fabrics, Deb Black and Rachelle Knight, in collaboration with Janice White, designed, pieced, appliquéd and quilted this playful new art quilt just for the 2022 Shop Hop. Note: Small chicken appliqué templates used with permission of Lori Holt.

Last year, Deb created and quilted Barred Owl in Moonlight. The owl used only the Stardust fabric line by Banyan Batiks. Her art quilt received top prize in the 2021 Shop Hop challenge.

For the 2020 Shop Hop challenge, Rachelle and Deb created and quilted Under the Big Top, using the Birds and Berries of Maine Fabric line. The quilt won the top prize overall and the Chauffeurs Choice award.

In 2019, Dark Star Fabrics’ submission to the Shop Hop Challenge was Wildflower Fantasy, using the Wildflowers of Maine fabric line. We won 3rd place for this quilt.

Will Dark Star Fabrics have a 4th winning quilt in 2022? Come see this year’s challenge quilt on display and make your choice.

Print Your Passport

You can download and print your Shop Hop Passport (pdf) and Hopper’s Shop Guide (pdf). You can also view a map showing all 20 participating shops.

Have your passport stamped at each shop for a chance to win some great prizes. Send your completed passport by May 13, 2022, to Maine Quilt Shop Hop, c/o Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, 15 Main Street #12, Freeport, ME 04032.

See you soon!