Block Name: "Carpenter's Home"
Host Name: Millbrook Home Hardware; Dave Britton, Manager
Address: Home Hardware, 13 King St. East, Millbrook, ON
A striking addition to the Home Hardware building on King Street, the “Carpenter’s Home” 8’x8’ block uses vibrant red and yellow with white, bordered by black, to echo the store’s sign on the front of the building. This unique block is framed by the traditional Carpenter’s Star quilt block design. The stylized maple leaf identifies the company as wholly Canadian, and the simple house outline reflects Home Hardware’s business. David Britton, manager of Millbrook Home Hardware, has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail from the beginning, and welcomed the opportunity to be the first business in the village of Millbrook to host a block.
The modern, single storey building where the block is mounted was built in 1978 on the site of the western portion of the impressive, High Victorian style business block on the south side of King Street. The original building was destroyed by fire in May 1960. At one time, a small independent hardware store was housed right next door to where Home Hardware is today, with another just across the street; a sure sign of the enduring value of this service in the community.
Block designed by Kate DeKlerk, Debra Jackson, Bonnie McQuarrie, with David Britton.
Block painted by Maya deMaria, Betty Hobson, David Hobson.
Barn Quilt Trail Etiquette:
Please Respect Private Property. Most quilt blocks are installed on private property and should be viewed from the road.
Please do not trespass. In some cases - only where clearly indicated - the barn quilt may be located on a business and the property may be open to the public.
Please drive carefully. Stopping along busy roads can be dangerous and illegal. Use caution when slowing or stopping near a site