It’s Not Just a Blanket


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Many years ago, our ancestors used whatever fabrics were available to make quilts which were usually bed coverings. Although that is still true today, there have been a lot of changes to the craft.

On Thursday, May 24, Elaine Young, president of the Millbrook Needlers Quilt Guild will be the guest speaker for the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society Annual General Meeting, beginning at 7 pm, in the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place in Millbrook.  Elaine’s presentation will take you on a journey through time to hear about what goes into quiltmaking, yesterday and today and to view samples from this century. Come along and learn a little about the history of quiltmaking and how it has evolved over time.

This will be a timely introduction to our special event in June: on Saturday, June 23, 10 am to 4 pm, the Historical Society is holding a special one day event, Blocks and Blooms, in Millbrook.  Ticket holders are invited to stroll through a dozen distinctive gardens, admire up close the features of handsome heritage properties, and enjoy the beauty and artistry of both new and heirloom quilts on display along the event route.   Tickets for Blocks and Blooms are $15.00 and go on sale May 15 at Bear Essentials and The Quilter’s Bolt in Millbrook, Avant-Garden Shop, Peterborough, and at Furby House Books in Port Hope.  For more information on this special event, visit

Also at the Historical Society’s AGM on May 24, the achievements of the past year will be highlighted and a brand new and exciting fall program will be announced.  All are welcome to this event which is free to Historical Society members and by donation to our guests.

By Celia Hunter


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