Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Alewives Fabrics. In Rhea's words:
"Established in 1978, Alewives Fabrics is located in beautiful Midcoast Maine. The shop is owned and operated by the mother/daughter team of Barbara Neeson and Rhea Butler, who purchased the shop in 2004. In 2010, we opened our webstore, alewivesfabrics.com, and we now sell fabric all over the world! In our shop you'll find all sorts of fabrics for creative home sewing: everything from quilting weight cottons and flannels to silky soft voile and vinyl laminate!
SouleMama: Tell us about your customers.
Rhea: The customers at Alewives are quite diverse... We might have a fisherman come in to buy snippers and thread to repair his nets, or we might have a young mom coming in to make her very first project ever, or we might be shipping fabric off to people in Austria, New Zealand or Portland… all in the same day! One of our local customers is an official Poet Laureate. He writes us a poem whenever he comes to visit and I thought it would be nice to share his latest creation with Soulemama's readers. I have to admit I am so proud to have a poem written about our shop!
Searching for Linen
(For Alewives Fabrics staff and cloth…written while listening to gentle advice and the clip of scissors)
by Kendall Merriam, Poet Laureate for Rockland, Maine
The patterns of the world are here
This little town was noted for its inventories of riches
much of it in fabric
But now the ladies
of the central coast
come on a rainy Sunday
to do the Lord's work
thinking of the weavers
across our small earth
who make the brilliantly beautiful
which pleases the citizens of any country
if everyone was a seamstress
(men and women)
we could do away with war
and dress to the nines
and live in lovely peace
For today's giveaway, Alewives Fabrics is generously offering the following gift to ONE winner:
~ One of our new "Grey Gardens" fat quarter bundles!The bundle includes 20 fat quarters: mostly quilting weight cottons (with a couple of home decorator weight sateens thrown in for good measure). Colors in this bundle are delightfully quirky: everything from dusty mauve to steel gray to chartreuse green.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8am EST on Sunday, and announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is...
Those are just beautiful! Thank you for the chance.
Posted by: Marcela : Naturally Fun Days
Thank you, Alewives Fabrics!