June 25, 2018 – Blocks and Blooms Event
June 25, 2018
Our CMBQT team was onsite at the recent Blocks and Blooms Event held in Millbrook on June 23rd.
The day was a huge success with stunning homes, gardens and dozens and dozens of quilts to be enjoyed by all!
Quilts both heirloom and modern, with displays curated by the Millbrook Needlers Quilt Guild.
There were examples of Barn Quilt Blocks, as part of the Blocks and Blooms tour. “Peak Garden” at 8 Anne St., “Hole in the Barn Door” at 3 Bank St. North.,and “Thorneview” at 23 Tupper St., were featured Barn Quilt Block locations that also had gardens, heritage properties, and quilt displays .
April 3, 2018 – Maple Festivities
April 3, 2018
Plan to visit some of our local producers during Maple Festivities on April 8th from 10am – 4pm
Enjoy pancakes at Squirrel Creek Farm and stop by our CMBQT booth inside at
Country Charm @ the Barn.
Visit www.cmbqt.com for the story behind our Maple Sugar inspired Quilt Block “Maple Seasons” and read about other Barn Quilt Blocks on the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail.
The “Maple Seasons” quilt block is owner Pat Barr’s unique design that reflects the importance of the Maple Tree both in the lives of Pat and her husband David, and also in this community and beyond. The colours represent the changing seasons that are so distinctive and evident to those who live among the maples. Pat and David Barr bought this 13 acre parcel in 2004 after a four year search in the area for a retirement property where they could pursue the small, home-based hobby that was seasonal, rewarding and out in the fresh air: making maple syrup was the obvious choice for them!
Making maple syrup was part of David’s experience growing up on a farm in the Ottawa Valley, and it had also been a hobby of Pat’s Dad, who passed along to them all the equipment to get started.
Dec. 9, 2017 – Christmas in the Village
Once again Christmas in the Village was a lovely event.
Thank you to all our volunteers for creating such a fantastic display, rounding up volunteers, braving the cold and promoting our project, and for creating beautiful 1×1 & 3×3 quilt blocks.
We sold 6 of them at our booth.
Aug. 3, 2017 – Ladies Night
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our CMBQT booth at on Ladies Night last week.
Record attendance on the street meant we had lots of people stopping by to chat
about our Barn Quilt Trail.