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I can't even believe that we have been here for 37 years!!  Time truly has flown from the day we opened our doors in 1978.   Back then it was just me, my sister Beth and my Aunt Marie.   There was very little fabric in the store, but the rest was filled with big dreams.    You have helped those dreams come true, by being a customer or by following our emails and posts.  You help us to strive to be better and supply us with so much inspiration and joy.   We hope to do the same for you.     THANK YOU.

To help say thank you and to celebrate, we are having an Anniversary Sale from May 9-23, in-store and online!   

At our online shop ( starting Saturday, select fabrics will be sale-priced at 15% - 50% off.   

And in-store, we kick off the celebration this Saturday with an Open House Party from 9am-4pm.   Every hour we'll be giving away a gift bag with a value of at least $37.00 (for 37 years - must be present for hourly drawing to win).  We'll have refreshments and of course, sales & specials.

Starting the Saturday and thru May 23, regularly-priced bolted fabrics will be reduced 15% - 50% off!  Plus select beautiful Batiks will be marked to go at $6.99 / yard (values to $11.99 a yard! Come early for best selection).   Janome & Nechhi machines, plus the Artistic longarm quilting machine & frame will be on sale, up to 50% off retail!  

Stop in any day during the Anniversary Celebration May 9-23 to enter to win our Grand Prize Drawing:  a Janome 4120 QDC, valued at $1199.00.   You can enter daily, no purchase necessary.  The more times you enter, the better your chance!

Plus, Monday thru Friday, stop in to "Spin & Win"!   Everyone's a winner - no purchase necessary.  

We're also having Weekly specials:
May 9-16, take 20% off Books & Patterns,     May 17-23, take 20% off Notions & Threads

And be sure to join us for our special Saturday events:
  • Saturday May 9 - Open House Party.  Sales, refreshments & Gift Bag Drawing every hour.
  • Saturday May 16 - Janome Appreciation Day.  Celebrating 31 years as your Janome Dealer, so we're taking 31% off Janome Accessories & Janome Threads!
  • Saturday May 23 - $3.70 Day to celebrate 37 Years.  ALL Fabrics in Sale Cottage will be $3.70 per yard!!  Plus 78 cent fat quarters, to commemorate our Grand Opening in 1978.

We can't wait to kick off the party this Saturday!   Again, THANK YOU for helping us reach 37 years.  We wouldn't be here without our customers.   We are SEW grateful.

Thank you very, very much,

(see store or website  for details)


Kala and Beth, opening day, 1978

Kala getting ready for the big Janome Machine Sale!


Open House Party this Saturday!

37th Anniversary Sale May 9 - 23


Starting at 8:00 am on Saturday May 9, get
15%-50% off
select fabrics 
at our online store! 

Sale runs May 9-23, to celebrate our 37th year in business!

Winner's Circle

Some winners to announce!   Congratulations to the following winners of recent contests or drawings.

Janome "Stitch Story" Skyline S5 Winner
Congratulations to Gretchen from Maine, who entered Janome's "Stitch Story" Contest, and won the grand prize of a Janome Skyline S5!  She stopped in to pick up her machine recently.  Way to go, Gretchen!   You can read about Gretchen at Janome's Blog:

Janome "Stitch Story" winner, Gretchen with Kala and her new Skyline S5

Survey Winner
THANK YOU to all who participated in our recent survey.  Your insight and feedback is invaluable and so very much appreciated.   One participant was picked at random to win a $25 Fabric Garden gift certificate.  Congratulations to Barbara T., who has been contacted by email.  

Maine Quilt Shop Hop In-Store Drawing
Thanks to all who "hopped" in during the annual Maine Quilt Shop Hop!   We had an in-store drawing for $125.00 worth of Moda cut goods (from the music-themed "Sweet Serenade" line) and our very own pattern, Cascading Diamonds.  Congratulations to Linda S., pictured below picking up her prize.

Shop Hop door prize winner Linda S. of Woolwich, Maine

$10 Monthly Online Gift Certificate
Each month we pick one random customer from our online shop at and send them a $10 "Thank You" gift certificate to use towards their next online purchase.     
The last few month's winning customers were: 
Elizzbeth A of Maryland
Mary B of Connecticut
Paula F of California

Important News Regarding Facebook

If you are following The Fabric Garden on Facebook, you may have noticed that less of our posts are coming through your news feed.  We occasionally hear from customers - "I don't get your posts"

That's because over the past year, Facebook has cut down on the number of people it "serves" Page posts to.   On our Page, we can see the declining number of post reach.  Our posts used to reach about 1,000 (or more) people.  Now they typicall reach about 200-400 people.  It is an effort on Facebook's behalf to cut down on spammy posts (or perhaps to get Page owners to purchase Facebook ads.).   

As a small business, we are not in a position to pay for every post in an effort to guarantee it will reach all of our Facebook subscribers.  Even worse, if the post has a word such as "Sale" in it, it might be considered spam and reach even less people.   This is not good for those of you who wish to know about our sales! 

The good news - there's a fix:

1)  Go to our Facebook page, and if you haven't already done so, hit LIKE.  You will then be subscribed to our page.   (requires Facebook account activation)
Like us on Facebook

2) The important step:  Under LIKE, click GET NOTIFICATIONS.  

This will ensure that you receive our posts.  

Thanks so much for being a subscriber, either by email, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Google+

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Stop into our shop in Madison, Maine! 

  • Over 10,000 bolts of Quilting Cottons
  • 2,000 + bolts of Batiks and Hoffman Balis
  • Plenty of Notions, Kits, Books and Patterns.
  • Authorized Janome Dealer since 1984. Now carrying Necchi fine machines.
  • Sale Cottage filled with discounted fabrics, notions, patterns and more!


The Fabric Garden
167 Lakewood Road (Route 201 North)
Madison, Maine 04950
(207) 474-9628

Open 7 Days
Monday - Saturday 9-5
Sunday Noon - 5

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