Coastal Quilters will meet Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Lions’ Club on Lion’s Lane, Camden at 10 a.m. This month’s program features Rhea Daiute from Alewives Fabrics who will discuss and demonstrate the process of creating wonderfully unique “Vinyl Grocery Totes.”

Always interested in fabric-related processes and projects, Daiute started working part time at Alewives when she was 19 years old. That part-time job quickly turned into a full-time career and in September 2004, she and her mother Barbara, a former art teacher, started running the shop together.

The diverse backgrounds and interests of the Daiutes led to a transformation of Alewives Fabrics into a shop that fully reflects their tastes and personalities. Walking into Alewives, one will experience one of the widest selection of fabrics available in the Midcoast. Individuals not only find fabrics not found anywhere else, but people also find creative projects that will both amaze and inspire, including the Vinyl Grocery Totes, Floorcloths and La La Log Cabins.

In addition to being creative fabric artisans, both daughter and mother are excellent teachers. Their program will provide both a great discussion and demonstration to be able create aunique Vinyl Grocery Totes, either for personal use or for great gifts.

Refreshments and social time follow the program. The morning’s activities culminates with a short business meeting, which includes the unveiling of this year’s Quilters’ Challenge for all and discussion of the group’s upcoming collaborative Quilters’ Auction scheduled for Nov. 13.

Programs/meetings are free and open to all and anyone may become a member of Coastal Quilters at any time. For more information, please call Karen Martin, 236-8038 or Sarah Smith, 236-6003.