Articles by Celia Murphy

 
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Michaela Murphy, owner of The Fabric Garden, with their row and various Row By Row Experience extras

Maine Quilt Shops Participate in World’s Biggest Shop Hop

By Celia Murphy on June 23, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
Question: What combines a quilt shop hop, road rally, contest and takes place across the United States, Canada and Europe this summer? Answer- it’s a one-of-a-kind event called Row By Row Experience. Row by Row Experience is an international quilt shop hop, with over 3,000 independent quilt shops participating throughout …
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Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

By Celia Murphy on Jan. 21, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: The Fabric Garden Quilt Shop, 167 Lakewood Road (Route 201), Madison, Maine For more information: 2074749628; fabricgarden.com/ MADISON — Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is Saturday, Jan., 23, a day set aside to celebrate and support independent quilt shops …
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“Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day” at The Fabric Garden

By Celia Murphy on Jan. 21, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Fabric Garden, 167 Lakewood Road (Route 201), Madison, Maine For more information: 207-474-9628; fabricgarden.com Saturday January 24 is a day set aside to celebrate the local independent quilt shop. The Fabric Garden in Madison, Maine will have a free …
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Kala Murphy, owner of The Fabric Garden in Madison, demonstrating a longarm quilting machine.

Fabric Garden Celebrates 30 Years as Janome Sewing Machine Dealer

By Celia Murphy on May 15, 2014, at 7:58 a.m.
Sewing machines have come a long way from the treadle machines powered by foot motion used by our ancestors. Today many sewing tasks can be done with the touch of a button, from sewing to quilting to embroidery. Witnessing the past thirty years of this evolution of sewing machines is …
A selection of projects created from the Downton Abbey fabrics, on display this past October at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas.   The Fabric Garden will be exhibiting some of the creations.

A bit of Downton Abbey comes to Maine at a tea party

By Celia Murphy on Nov. 29, 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
MADISON, Maine — The Fabric Garden in Madison is hosting a Downton Abbey Tea Party & Exhibit to celebrate the launch of the new officially licensed Downton Abbey® line of fabrics by Andover Fabrics released this November. Fans of the beloved television series eagerly await the return of Downton Abbey® …
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A Bit of Downton Abbey Comes to Maine

By Celia Murphy on Nov. 27, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.
The Fabric Garden in Madison, Maine is hosting a Downton Abbey Tea Party & Exhibit to celebrate the launch of the new officially-licensed Downton Abbey® line of fabrics by Andover Fabrics released this November. Fans of the beloved television series eagerly await the return of Downton Abbey® to PBS on …
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NASA Astronaut Challenges Quilters to Create Star-Themed Quilt Blocks

By Celia Murphy on Nov. 03, 2013, at 8:49 a.m.
Astronaut Karen Nyberg just made quilting history by completing the very first quilt block in space. The weightless environment proved to be a challenge, but she persevered. Watch the YouTube video to see how she completed the block: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0c1CijmH7o Astronaut Nyberg is now inviting quilters to create their own star-themed …
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Fabric Garden owner Michaela Murphy cutting the red ribbon of The Fabric Garden's new "Corner Cottage".

The Fabric Garden celebrates its 35th anniversary

By Celia Murphy on May 21, 2013, at 4:38 p.m.
MADISON, Maine — The Fabric Garden in Madison announced that it is celebrating its 35th year in business, making it one of Maine’s oldest quilt shops. Over the last 35 years, The Fabric Garden has provided customers with supplies for their sewing and quilting needs. The Fabric Garden was founded …