Our Supporters

The CM Barn Quilt Trail wouldn’t be possible without the support of many community organizations and businesses.

Our goal is to engage the community and these groups have stepped up to generously donate their time, resources and enthusiasm to our initiative.

BUSINESSES 

Millbrook BIA

The Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trails organizers sincerely thank the Millbrook BIA for their generous $1,500 contribution to our project.
The Millbrook BIA contributed to our community by aiming to increase business, improving the physical environment in Millbrook and the development of special events, beautification, promotion and advertising.  The BIA’s donation to the BQTCM will result in the launch our first quilt blocks within the BIA corridor in 2016. For more information on the BIA please visit: http://cavanmonaghan.net/en/businessdevelopment/millbrookbia.asp

Nexicom

Nexicom’s legacy is rooted in its local community involvement and dedication in helping people. Supporting the Barn Quilt Trails through the sponsorship of its website serves the importance of maintaining the enriched history of Cavan Monaghan and ensuring the stories of the community will be shared for many years to come.  For more information on Nexicom, please visit: http://www.nexicomsystems.com/

TAYLORMADE SIGNS

We would like to extend our special thanks to Pat Taylor, proprietor of TAYLORMADE SIGNS who donated her time and energy to cut and supply quilting blocks, assist with painting and offer advice on materials. TAYLORMADE SIGNS specializes in custom signs using a variety of artistic mediums.  For more information, please visit:  www.taylormadesigns.ca

Millbrook Home Hardware

A well-frequented storefront within the town’s business corridor, Millbrook Home Hardware, and its proud Manager, David Britton, are as committed to community causes as they are great customer service.  We would like to thank Home Hardware for the donation of painting supplies used in the creation of our quilt blocks.
For more information on Millbrook Home Hardware, please visit: http://www.kawarthahomehardware.ca/millbrook-home-hardware

Dulux Paints

We would like to thank John Roy of Dulux Paints Peterborough and Martin Tustin-Fuchs of Dulux Colourful Communities for generously donating paint to the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trails. Their support is helping us turn our blueprint for a local barn quilt trail into a colourful reality.
For more information on Dulux Paints Peterborough visit:
https://www.dulux.ca/diy/store-locator/ca/ontario/paint-stores-in-peterborough/dulux-paints-5036
For more information on Dulux Colourful Communities visit:
http://www.colourfulcommunities.ca/

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Township of Cavan Monaghan

The Township of Cavan Monaghan is a supporter of the barn quilt trail initiative through the Community Grants Program. We would like to sincerely thank the Town Council for their significant contribution of $2,500 towards this project. We are confident the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail will serve as yet another source of great pride for our community and will generate interest among visitors to the area. For more information on the Township and its Council, please visit:
http://www.cavanmonaghan.net/en/index.asp

Millbrook/South Cavan Public School

No one has showed more enthusiasm for the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trails than a group of up-and-coming quilt block designers in Millbrook.  We would like to thank Emily Sturgeon, Teacher and Sheryl Hunter, Principal of Millbrook/South Cavan Public School for allowing Emily’s Grade 4 class to become the first group to create quilt blocks for the project. Their participation not only marked a wonderful kick-off for the barn quilt trails project, it also brought the traditional art of quilting to life for a new audience.  To learn more about this activity, please read this article on the Millbrook Times website: http://themillbrooktimes.ca/barn-quilt-trail-project-begins-with-students-at-millbrook-south-cavan-school/

The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society

The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society is committed to preserving the stories and the artifacts, manuscripts and photographs that serve to illustrate the history of Millbrook, Cavan and the surrounding district for present and future generations.  It also seeks to inspire interest in the value of local history by keeping the stories alive. The organizers of Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trails thank the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society for their continuing support of our efforts to tell the story of our community through the art of quilting.
For more information on the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society, please visit:http://www.millbrookcavanhs.com/

Millbrook Needlers Quilt Guild

Members of the guild supported the students in the creation of their blocks, and they will be an important part of the Design Subcommittee, working with hosts to create their block designs.

Mount Pleasant Womens Institute

This group of dedicated women have been long time supporters of the CM Barn Quilt Trail.  Their members are on our Design and Painting subcommittees.

Millbrook Agricultural Society

Our local agricultural society generously provided space in one of their fairgrounds buildings this year, which allowed us to do the crucial first stage of prepping and priming of the boards before they are painted with beautiful quilt patterns.

Quilt Trail Connections

We would also like to thank the following individuals who have served as important connections between the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trails and other barn quilt trails:

Pat Dubyk,  Prince Edward County Barn Quilt Trail

http://www.pecbarnquilttrails.com/

Mary Simpson and Denise Corneil, Ontario Barn Quilt Trails

http://www.barnquilttrails.ca/

Diana Jedig, Native Women’s Trail of Tears

http://barnquilttrails.ca/trails/native-womens-trail-tears