About the store ....
Joan Hilhorst purchased Sew Creative in the fall of 2007 at its present location at 22486 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges, Ontario, Canada.
The historical building was originally built to house a grain and feed store and has retained much of its original characteristics. The store was operated by merchant Charles Steer and his family, who serviced the agricultural community with a variety of seeds for planting grains and custom mixes for horses, hogs, sheep, chicken and cattle.
The second floor was used as a meeting place for the Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organization originating in Northern Ireland and Scotland, which attracted a strong following in the early community. The Orange Order was established in Canada in 1830.
Located behind the grain and feed store was a large
two storey wood frame barn, with a hayloft for storage. The barn was also used as a carriage shop that also held horses for a nearby funeral parlour.
The feed store was eventually replaced by Mahlers Drug Store in the mid-20th century with a shoe store in the back section.
"I've been quilting for over 20+ years, and though I prefer fabric piecing, I've started to love machine embroidery. I strive to maintain an easy-going atmosphere in the store. Come in for a visit and experience a friendly neighbourhood shop with lots of knowledge thrown in!"