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At this time of year, we often yearn for the colours of spring. Snow, rain and the general greyness of March provides the perfect time to daydream of colour. And that daydream can lead you to a special event called Blocks & Blooms.  

Visualize the combination of colorful gardens in bloom and the beauty of handmade quilts… all adorning the front porches of heritage properties. This one-day event gives local residents and visitors the chance to see the private gardens plus the colourful landscape of quilts as they showcase some of Millbrook’s architectural treasures.  



Source: http://themillbrooktimes.ca/blocks-and-blooms-event-showcased-gardens-quilts-and-heritage-prope/ 

Photo: by Celia Hunter, June 2, 2015, featuring Blocks and Blooms Host Judy Gooch. 

The day long event is a partnership between the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society, The Millbrook Needlers’ Quilt Guild and the Downtown BIA. In fact, there has been months of work to enlist the participation of gardeners and property owners. Blocks & Blooms will be a featured topic at the BIA Breakfast on March 28th at the Millbrook Legion.  

Mark Saturday, June 23, 10 am-4pm on your calendar. This will be a special fundraiser for the Historical Society with tickets going on sale in May.





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Great news for the quilters in the area, a new Quilt Shop has opened in Bethany!

From the Heart Quilt Shop, owned by Cyndy Manol, opened on December 3 after completing the construction of a beautiful new home for the store.


From The Heart Quilt Shop

Natural light, a stone fireplace, and beautiful views create a welcoming atmosphere. A classroom, design wall, and what feels like miles of beautiful fabrics will leave you with a sense of awe at the sheer beauty of the store.

Premium fabrics and supplies include Maywood Woolies, Japanese fabrics, Tulip Needles, Hand Dyed Wool, Organic Cotton, Aurifil thread, Crabapple Hill patterns and much more. In addition you will find friendly knowledgeable staff to answer your questions or even fill out a gift certificate for your favorite quilter.


Inside From The Heart Quilt Shop

If you really want to know what a business is like, read some reviews!

Marnie Mitchell wrote:

“My daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter and myself stopped at your Quilt shop on Saturday and just loved it. We picked up our Row by Row pattern and kit and just browsed. What an amazing place, beautiful fabric and patterns, fantastic quilts displayed all over both inside and out and the yummiest chocolate chip cookies!!! Thanks Ladies for the great experience, we will be back.”

 Jenn Ford wrote:

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the ladies at From The Heart Quilt Shop. I approached the Cynthia & Penny to help figure out a project that was very special and very personal. Some local kiddos from the neighboring school were missing their teacher very much and wanted to do something special, so the idea of a quilt was born. But we knew very little about them, how to make them, what is involved – really nothing. The whole process was so amazing – they guided us through every step. The kids all made patches and the completed quilt left me speechless. Every detail was perfect, in fact, the day we showed the kids, almost immediately, a little one mentioned that the stitching was in the form of a heart. It was perfect. From the bottom of our hearts, from all the kids and all the teachers who had a part in this – Thank you so very much.”


The Classroom at From The Heart Quilt Shop

The store is easy to find on the South Side of Hwy 7A at 1436 Highway 7A, Bethany, Ontario    Phone: (705) 277-2934

Check out their FaceBook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-The-Heart-Quilt-Shop/595585070561590

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