Road Trip – Fabricate in Bar Harbor, ME
Recently, we sailed out of NYC for eastern Canada and Maine. One of the ports that we visited was Bar Harbor and it is the home of Fabricate. What a nice, quaint and very walkable city Bar Harbor is! Fabricate is not too far to walk from the port once you get past that first hill! We walked passed the library that was hosting a PJ party that evening, and the YWCA that had a pie sale (sold out!) just the day before. There are loads and loads of other shops to check out, but we’re here for the quilting right?!
We timed our visit with the shop opening, and we were greeted by Nessa as soon as we stepped through the door.
Nessa is one of the owner’s, and someone who is quite creative. We asked her to pose next to a panel that was part of a mini shop hop. She added the border blocks to the panel to show versatility, and you would never know it started out as a panel. Many other areas of the shop reflect Nessa’s creativity, as she designs scrapbook paper/pages to reflect the area.
I was captivated by this original quilt design by Nessa, especially the quilting:
Unfortunately, she has not had the time to create a pattern for this original piece of art. I did get her permission to share the piece as well as the lovely quilting. She told me it was a pantograph but I thought it might be something that could be mastered on a domestic sewing machine as well.
What do you think? Isn’t it lovely with the variegated thread?!
Bar Harbor Fabricate
I would definitely recommend you stop in to see Nessa, Fabricate and their nice selection of fabrics, threads, patterns, models along with other crafting supplies. We did find some Maine original kits and patterns, plus this fabric found its way home with us:
Fabricate also has a Facebook page and here is the link. I would pop into Fabricate any time I was in the area.
Our Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link for more quilting fun or in the sidebar of our website – check out what our friends are up to. Like/follow us on our Facebook page and share your current project pictures. We would absolutely love to see them. ~smile~