Kawartha Quilting and Sewing has Moved

A retirement paved the way for the Kawartha Quilting and Sewing to relocate to a new facility. This month, the shop moved to Bethany to the former location of another quilt shop with its own parking, lots of space and a separate building formerly housing a United Church. Phillipa Skjaveland… Continue reading

Discover A Modern Take on a Traditional Craft at the Quilter’s Bolt

You might perceive quilting as a creative and relaxing pastime, a throw back reminiscent of the slower pace of times past.  That might be true for many, but not for Quilter’s Bolt owner Kate DeKlerck.  A wife and mother of two daughters ages 8 and 10, she owns and operates… Continue reading

It’s Not Just a Blanket

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… Continue reading

Blocks and Blooms Coming June 23rd

It’s the Airing of the Quilts.  It’s a Garden Tour.  It’s a chance to see up close the heritage features of some of Millbrook’s beautifully preserved historic properties. Blocks and Blooms has it all! Tickets go on sale at Bear Essentials and The Quilter’s Bolt in Millbrook on May 15… Continue reading

Handcrafted Quilt and Stained Glass Image Pay Homage to Blocks and Blooms Event

These unique panels have been crafted by Anne and Peter Ramsay for the Blocks and Blooms event being held Saturday, June 23, 10 am to 4 pm in Millbrook.  The event is organized by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society, with generous support from the Millbrook Downtown BIA and Nexicom,… Continue reading

King St. Merchants Find Cooperation and Collaboration is Key to Success

Kate Deklerck is tired of answering questions about how she feels about the opening of Kawartha Quilting Systems (KQS) just down the street from her store, The Quilter’s Bolt. For the record, she is thrilled! The fact is, these stores are complementary, not competitive. Quilters need fabric from Deklerck’s shop… Continue reading