Monday, March 30, 2015

It's April and that means it's Shop Hop Time!

Most of us in Maine (and the whole Northeast), have been eagerly awaiting Spring and NO MORE SNOW!  For the snow sport enthusiasts who need one more run down the slope,snowmobile ride or cross country ski circuit, you can't ever have too much snow!  For us Quilters, on April 1st at 9:00 AM, our favorite sport begins at 'Quilt'N'Fabric Shop Hop!

So here's our shop hop deal:
All hoppers at our store get a charm square from this years shop hop fabric line, a pre-packaged half-yard of fabric as our gift to you.  In addition, all our customers have a chance to buy fabric at 40% off from our "Bolt of the Day" sale! And last but not least, customers who  arrive between April 13th through April 17th will receive 30% off their fabric purchases as part of our fourth year anniversary celebration!

Regardless of the snow, Spring IS HERE, and even if we have more snow, it's going to melt under the warm April sun.
So, happy shop hopping!
Store hours:
Mon-Saturdays 9AM - 5PM
Sundays 9AM - 4PM but if you call, we will be happy to stay later
Quilt 'N' Fabric
11 Seal Cove Road 
Southwest Harbor, ME

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wreaths Across America Hosts their 1st Veterans Open House

Please Join Us

May 9th at 11:30 AM; 4 Point Street Columbia Falls, ME-  Wreaths Across America will be hosting their first Veterans Open House.  Keynote speaker will be Peter Ogden, Director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services.  WAA will also host a film festival featuring multiple videos of the wreath escort/convoy from Harrington, ME to  Arlington National Cemetery presented by Hancock Community Technical Center Students.

We are reaching out to area businesses and organizations who provide Veterans Assistance/Services or Discounts in hopes that you will be able to send a representative to speak with veterans and active duty personnel who attend our open house (or if you are unable to send a representative perhaps provide us with informational brochures or packets that we can hand out).  

Wreaths Across America open house contact is Kelly Hinkle, 877-385-9504 ext 507 or direct line 207-512-5264.

Thank you for your assistance,

Marcy Beardsley
Assistant to Executive Director
Fundraising Coordinator
Wreaths Across America™
PO Box 249 (mailing)
4 Point Street (physical)
Columbia Falls, ME 04623
877-385-9504 ext 304
207-470-0964 direct line

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kingsleigh Inn selected as one of 16 finalists for best B&B breakfast in North America

Breakfast Lovers and B&B Fans to Select Favorite Regional Recipes
in’s Best B&B Breakfast Tournament

AUSTIN, TX, March 23, 2015 – Starting today, breakfast lovers and B&B fans are invited to help select the best B&B breakfast in North America during the® Best B&B Breakfast Tournament™. Kingsleigh Inn is Southwest Harbor is one of 16 bed and breakfasts to make the cut for the two-week recipe battle for the best B&B breakfast that represent some regional favorites.
Kingsleigh Inn was selected to represent the New England region for its Blueberry Soufflés recipe. With over 44,000 acres of Wild Blueberries growing in Maine, there’s plenty of opportunity to share these special berries with guests in our homemade sweet breads, baked oatmeal, buttermilk pancakes, fruit salads and these individual Blueberry Soufflés. We love this recipe for its simplicity, scalability and, of course, abundance of sweet blueberries which pair so well with the “surprise” little pillows of warm cream cheese. And, unlike traditional soufflés, these will look as beautiful on the plate as they did in the oven!

For the fourth year in a row,’s Best B&B Breakfast Tournament contest works in brackets, much like the NCAA Basketball®’s March Madness®, with’s Facebook® fans voting on their favorites. The recipes in each bracket winning the most votes move on to the next round of eight, four, and the final two, which will battle it out in a showdown on April 6. The winner will be announced April 7. 

The Sweet 16 were chosen based on recipe creativity, uniqueness and appeal by guest judges including Lynn Andriani,; Kate Appleton, freelance travel writer; Anne Banas,; Genevieve Shaw Brown, ABC News; and Larry Olmsted, USAToday.comGreat American Bites columnist. 

“Breakfast is the favorite meal of the day for many people – particularly B&B travelers,” says Matt Laessig, general manager “This year, we’ll see which region comes out on top for the best B&B breakfast in North America.” 

Last year,’s Facebook fans awarded the best B&B breakfast to Open Gates Bed & Breakfast in Darien, Ga., for its Sweet Stuffed Crepe Cigars. In 2013, the winning recipe was the Lemon Soufflé Pancakes with Blueberry Compote from the 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast in Springfield, Kentucky. In 2012 (the inaugural year), the Bittersweet Chocolate Waffles Topped with Mint Butter Cream and Strawberry Sauce from the Lyttleton Inn in Littleton, Mass. won first place.

Go to’s Facebook page from March 23 to April 6 to vote for the best B&B breakfasts. Find also on Twitter (@bnblovers).
Follow Kingsleigh Inn on Facebook at
About, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 75,000 helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 300,000 consumer reviews. offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals.
Pamela at Kingsleigh Inn, 207-244-5302 *
Denise Clarke, for, 512.899.0004,