I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Sue Loring, owner of The Quilted Crow and Bolton resident. Ever since The Quilted Crow opened in then newly renovated 626 Main Street, Bolton has become a destination location for quilters from all over the region.
The Quilted Crow began as an internet business in 2000 and then a store front in Boxborough, MA owned by MaryAnn Kennedy.
Sue worked as an employee of The Quilted Crow and eventually purchased the store from MaryAnn when she retired. Sue knew they were outgrowing their space at the Boxborough location and saw an opportunity for growth at 626 Main Street, especially with its close proximity to Interstate 495.
The Quilted Crow opened their Bolton store front in 2015. Since opening in Bolton, business has grown. There has been a resurgence in quilting since the last recession, and there are more male quilters than ever before. Quilt stores are a destination and customers come from as far as Rhode Island,CT,and NY.
The Quilted Crow offers over 200 classes and monthly clubs including embroidery,wool applique,quilting,punch needle, & rug hooking. Their mission is to build friendships and relationships through quilting. Sue has found that people have a need to connect and these workshops and clubs help to fill that need and foster relationships.