Press Release

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

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® to PBS on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, The Fabric Garden is hosting a Dowton Abbey Tea Party with two time slots: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The parties will feature first-look at projects designed specifically around the Downton Abbey® line of fabrics, on loan from Andover Fabrics. These quilts, dresses and accessories were featured at International Quilt Market in Houston this past October. This is a rare opportunity to see pieces from the collection. There will also be prize drawings for those who dress as their favorite Downton Abbey character, games to test your knowledge of Downton Abbey, door prizes, official Downton Abbey Tea and goodies (feel free to bring your favorite teacup). Space is limited to 20 guests per service. Call 207-474-9628 to reserve your spot.

For those who cannot attend the Downton Tea Parties, The Fabric Garden will have the projects on exhibit in their store from Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8.

Pictured is a sampling of some of the pieces as displayed at International Quilt Market in Houston, created exclusively around the Downton Abbey® Fabric Collection from Andover Fabrics.

About The Fabrics

Andover Fabrics has recently launched their officially licensed Downton Abbey® line of fabrics. The Fabric Garden is pleased to offer the entire line.

Playing on the strength of the upstairs women of Downton, the exciting premiere collection is be THE WOMEN’S COLLECTION, featuring designs chosen in collaboration with the award-winning Downton Abbey production team.

Kala Murphy, owner of The Fabric Garden, previewed the Downton Project Exhibit and fabric collection at International Quilt Market this past October in Houston, Texas. She also had the opportunity to meet with Carolyn McCall, Downton Abbey® costume designer, and Donal Woods, award-winning Production Designer for the ‘Downton Abbey®’ series. (pictured). These two creative forces were pivotal in creating the fabric lines. Each explained how the fabrics were designed around each characters’ personality.