Please note that we will be

*Valid on purchase of Janome America Products exceeding $3,000 made between 9/3/15 and 9/8/15 on a Home Design Credit Card account. (Note that we are closed on Monday 9/7/15 for Labor Day)  Equal Monthly payments are required equal to 1/48 of the total sale during promotional period. Interest accrues during promotional period and will be assessed if promotional purchase balance not paid in full within promotional period.  *No Interest if Paid in Full within 48 Months On Janome America Purchases of $3,000 or more with your Home Design Credit Card made between 9/3/15 and 9/8/15. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance, including optional charges, is not paid in full within 48 Months or if you make a late payment. Equal Monthly Payments Required.*


Dear Friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce the passing of our beloved sister, cousin and friend, Beth (Murphy) Swain.  

Beth passed away on Sunday August 30, surrounded by family, after a long, valiant battle with cancer.   She won her seven year battle with breast cancer, but was diagnosed last October with Stage 4 renal cancer.  She fought in the same way she lived her whole life - with grace and faith.   

Beth and Kala opened up The Fabric Garden in 1978 with their late Aunt Marie.  Over the years, she always helped customers and friends with a cheerful smile and giving heart. 

We will hold dearly the memories of our beloved Beth.  Her kindness, her gentle manner, her lovely smile, her generosity.  She was a dear sister to Kala,  Celia, and Maura... adoring cousin to Cheryl...  faithful friend to Susie, Fran, Robin, Barbara and Sharon and so many others in The Fabric Garden family.   We will miss her dearly.

Arrangements have been made through Smart and Edwards Funeral Home in Skowhegan, Maine.     (Click for obituary and final arrangements)

Top: Kala and Beth, opening day of The Fabric Garden in 1978, then below: Kala and Beth in 2014, holding that photo in their hands.  
Beth, Celia, Maura, cousin Cheryl, Kala
Beth, as always, with a smile on her face
Beth, Maura and Kala with their late father Edward Murphy.  He surprised them one Valentine's Day with chocolate hearts.  
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Sundays Noon-5

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