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    Cool Maine Quilt Shops?

    Hi there! DH & I are planning a trip to Maine. All the way up the coast to Houlton on Route 1.
    Any quilt shops that I must stop at? I have stopped at one in Bath years ago & loved it. It was so charming.
    thanks!!
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    We visited Ogunquit ME last summer and I found Knight's Quilt shop right outside of town: 1901 US Rte 1
    Cape Neddick, ME. It's a beautiful large house with wonderful fabrics and kits and sewing related gift items. They have a very special collection of toy sewing machines along the tops of all of their fabric shelves. I'd say it's a must-visit.
    Enjoy your trip...I love Maine!
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    Thanks IQ2! Will be checking it out!
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    Cottonweeds in Freeport is a must to stop at. The shop is absolutely priceless and the gals that work there
    are wonderful. Take the time to check the upstairs classroom out. This shop is one of my favorites in Maine.
    Enjoy you trip thru Maine.

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    Mardens is not a quilt shop per se but a discount store that sells quilt fabric for lower cost. It's almost like Goods Store in E. Earl, PA. There are several locations but I prefer the location just North of Augusta, Maine and the one in Ellsworth, Maine. If you are in Ellsworth there is a shop, Sewing by the Sea, in Trenton, Maine on the road to Bar Harbor, Maine. It's small but has a very nice selection of fabrics.

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    Hi:

    The Maine shops I go to are: Knights quilt shop, Cape Neddick on Rte 1. There is one in Windham Maine off the beaten path but worth the trip. In Freeport Maine there is Cottonweeds, a must stop. Kathies Quilt Shop is in Sanford Maine off the beaten path but very nice. There is one in Booth Bay Harbor and I have been there only once very nice.

    When you get to Maine go to Knights first and she will have a list of all the shops in Maine and where they are. You will like that stop and you can even have a nice lobster roll there. Yummy.

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    Quilt shops in Maine

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    The Maine shops I go to are: Knights quilt shop, Cape Neddick on Rte 1. There is one in Windham Maine off the beaten path but worth the trip. In Freeport Maine there is Cottonweeds, a must stop. Kathies Quilt Shop is in Sanford Maine off the beaten path but very nice. There is one in Booth Bay Harbor and I have been there only once very nice.

    When you get to Maine go to Knights first and she will have a list of all the shops in Maine and where they are. You will like that stop and you can even have a nice lobster roll there. Yummy.

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    Smile Maine Quilt Shops

    Quote Originally Posted by FLQ View Post
    Mardens is not a quilt shop per se but a discount store that sells quilt fabric for lower cost. It's almost like Goods Store in E. Earl, PA. There are several locations but I prefer the location just North of Augusta, Maine and the one in Ellsworth, Maine. If you are in Ellsworth there is a shop, Sewing by the Sea, in Trenton, Maine on the road to Bar Harbor, Maine. It's small but has a very nice selection of fabrics.
    I agree that Marden's is a great place for fabrics at very reasonable prices. There are many of these stores located only in Maine. There is a large one in Portland and good fabric ones in Sanford, Waterville and Brewer. If you google "Marden's Surplus" you will find Store info and a map of locations. I hope this helps !
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    Kathie, Nova Scotia is on my bucket list!! DH & I would have visited last year while in Maine but no passports. This year we will have passports but not enough time. I think this will be my 4th visit to the Great State of Maine. We love it & have thought of moving, but family keeps us here.
    Thanks everyone, I am really going to try to get to several of these & definitely Marden's. Fabric is a great souvenir for my mom! I will plot out these quilt shops & take a list with me & then plot out our 'potential' time frame in regard to driving. DH will let me stop for some, but not all! I would spend all of our vacation money if I did!!
    Appreciate all of the feedback. Thank you!
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    We just took a trip along the coast all the way to Lubec. It's so beautiful there. There's a quilt shop called Fabricate inBar Harbor that's nice. It's in a circular building that used to be a bank. The staff was very helpful.

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    Cool Visiting Nova Scotia

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingwifechick View Post
    Kathie, Nova Scotia is on my bucket list!! DH & I would have visited last year while in Maine but no passports. This year we will have passports but not enough time. I think this will be my 4th visit to the Great State of Maine. We love it & have thought of moving, but family keeps us here.
    Thanks everyone, I am really going to try to get to several of these & definitely Marden's. Fabric is a great souvenir for my mom! I will plot out these quilt shops & take a list with me & then plot out our 'potential' time frame in regard to driving. DH will let me stop for some, but not all! I would spend all of our vacation money if I did!!
    Appreciate all of the feedback. Thank you!
    I am sure you would love Nova Scotia if you love Maine. There is so much to see and do and the 2 coast lines (Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Fundy) offer very different experiences. A must see on any NS trip, is the Highlands of Cape Breton Island - truly beautiful ! Cape Breton and it's people are a whole experience unto itself. Come ! Enjoy !
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    At the very end of your trip is a shop on the Calaghan Rd. in Houlton and I think the name is I'd Rather Be Quilting.

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    Another one is Mainely Quilt Gift shop,Nobleboro- On Board Fabrics,Edgecomb-Alewives Fabrics also in Nobleboro-Quilt Divas,Rockland.There are 40 known quilt shops in the state.We just had our annual quilt show that has brochures with all the quilt shop listed in the state.Sorry you missed that! It was worth the trip.Have a great time here in Me and drive safe
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    I was able to get to Quilting Divas last summer but did not know about the shop in Edgecomb. We stayed on Mt. desert Island & we were so close!
    Sorry that I missed the Quilt Show, I am sure it was wonderful. We always miss the Lobster Festival in Rockland too. Usually we stay inland but last year we did a coastal vacation with the family. Cannot wait to go back!
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    I agree Mardens is the best price wise. You will not believe the prices . Knights is good also. I go to the Mardens in Sanford. On route 1 when you get into Wells you will see turn for route 109 Sanford. Go on 109 about 10 miles. Worth the trip for sure. Also if you have the time, eat at the Maine Diner in Wells. Great food and wonderful service. It has been a Maine tradition for years. Enjoy your vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulyle View Post
    We just took a trip along the coast all the way to Lubec. It's so beautiful there. There's a quilt shop called Fabricate inBar Harbor that's nice. It's in a circular building that used to be a bank. The staff was very helpful.
    My grandparents had a house in Lincolnville Beach right on Route 1, which is now a dentists' office. I have loved Maine since childhood and finally got my husband there last month after talking about Maine every time we have planned a vacation in the last 32 years! We were in Bar Harbor, and saw that quilt shop you are talking about. Didn't have a chance to stop in, unfortunately, but we're planning on going back next summer and I'll be going in for sure then.

    OMG - the seafood at Stewman's restaurant in Bar Harbor!! We'd eat lunch there and skip dinner! Delicious....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulyle View Post
    We just took a trip along the coast all the way to Lubec. It's so beautiful there. There's a quilt shop called Fabricate inBar Harbor that's nice. It's in a circular building that used to be a bank. The staff was very helpful.
    My grandparents had a house in Lincolnville Beach right on Route 1, which is now a dentists' office. I have loved Maine since childhood and finally got my husband there last month after talking about Maine every time we have planned a vacation in the last 32 years! We were in Bar Harbor, and saw that quilt shop you are talking about. Didn't have a chance to stop in, unfortunately, but we're planning on going back next summer and I'll be going in for sure then.

    OMG - the seafood at Stewman's restaurant in Bar Harbor!! We'd eat lunch there and skip dinner! Delicious....

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    Next years Quilt Show in Augusta is July 25-27th!(wink wink)
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingwifechick View Post
    I was able to get to Quilting Divas last summer but did not know about the shop in Edgecomb. We stayed on Mt. desert Island & we were so close!
    Sorry that I missed the Quilt Show, I am sure it was wonderful. We always miss the Lobster Festival in Rockland too. Usually we stay inland but last year we did a coastal vacation with the family. Cannot wait to go back!
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    I will be going to Maine at the end of the month. Iowa to Maine which is a 22 hr trip. My son went to collage in Maine. Came back to Iowa for a year and missed it so much he went back. Lobster at 3.99 lb. that's hamburger price!! I will be in Portland for a week so I,m interested,in those shops as well. Car is going out with his boxes but lots of room on the way back for fabric!

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    Thanks so much everyone for the shop & eatery tips! So appreciate it & oreo12 I don't feel bad now, our drive is only about 15 hours. HA!! Safe travels. My husband gets so excited about eating fresh lobster so cheap, it's funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IQ2 View Post
    We visited Ogunquit ME last summer and I found Knight's Quilt shop right outside of town: 1901 US Rte 1
    Cape Neddick, ME. It's a beautiful large house with wonderful fabrics and kits and sewing related gift items. They have a very special collection of toy sewing machines along the tops of all of their fabric shelves. I'd say it's a must-visit.
    Enjoy your trip...I love Maine!
    Stopped at knights on a quilting trip and it was really nice. There is Mainly Sewing right by the wiscasset bridge, and in Nobleboro on Route one, and quilt Divas in Rockland. If you google quilt shops in Maine you can get directions. Country Creations on Rte 32 in Jefferson.

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    so lucky to have gone to Me. a few wks ago. Did Mardens and was truly amazed. bought lots and wish they had this store all over . Don't miss it

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    Quote Originally Posted by IQ2 View Post
    We visited Ogunquit ME last summer and I found Knight's Quilt shop right outside of town: 1901 US Rte 1
    Cape Neddick, ME. It's a beautiful large house with wonderful fabrics and kits and sewing related gift items. They have a very special collection of toy sewing machines along the tops of all of their fabric shelves. I'd say it's a must-visit.
    Enjoy your trip...I love Maine!
    YES!! We found Knights in a quilt shop travel guide, and it's wonderful!

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    You must stop at Mardens-great,great prices

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    Yes, On Board Fabrics in Edgecomb, Alewives in Damariscotta and Mainely Sewing (Nobleboro) are all within 30 minutes of each other and like all quilt shops, each have a personality of their own and worth visiting. I am fortunate enough to live in this area and frequent each of them and their staff is helpful. I have also enjoyed some of their classes.

    www.mainequilts.org/quilt_shops.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan's Mimi View Post
    Another one is Mainely Quilt Gift shop,Nobleboro- On Board Fabrics,Edgecomb-Alewives Fabrics also in Nobleboro-Quilt Divas,Rockland.There are 40 known quilt shops in the state.We just had our annual quilt show that has brochures with all the quilt shop listed in the state.Sorry you missed that! It was worth the trip.Have a great time here in Me and drive safe

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