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The Quilted Crow
626 Main Street
Bolton, MA
USA 01740

Phone:  978-266-9102


If you're in the area, please stop by and visit us!  The Quilted Crow, owned by Sue Loring, started business as an online store in 2000. The physical storefront, now located in the quaint town of Bolton, MA, opened in Boxborough, MA in 2002. The shop specializes in high quality fabrics including over 4,000 bolts of reproduction, flannels, homespuns, seasonal, batiks, 1930's, children's, brights and 100% wool as well as books, patterns and notions. We feature a large selection of block-of-the-month programs and kits. 
We offer over 200 classes & clubs each year, including quilting, needle felting, punchneedle, embroidery, rug hooking and wool applique. 

The Quilted Crow has been featured in the following magazines:

Quilt Sampler, Fall 2004
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher, Summer 2016
The Japanese Magazine, Quilt, Vol. 10, 2017
Quiltfolk, Issue 05

Our friendly staff is eager to serve and inspire you to design and create a family heirloom that will be loved for generations.

The Quilted Crow - where crows nest and quilters gather.


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626 Main Street, Bolton, MA 01740

Rt 495 to Exit 70

Take Rt 117 West to Bolton
Travel 1/2 Mile

We are on the left.

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Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm

CLOSED Sunday & Monday

Shop Phone Number: 978-266-9102

Shoppe History

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The Quilted Crow was launched as "The Quilted Garden", an on-line shop in July of 1999 - starting out with 50 items in inventory.  Wendy Daugherty started the business out of her love for quilting, but in 2001, with 5 active sons and a very successful growing business, Wendy decided to sell and focus her time on her family.  So in April of 2001, Wendy sold the on-line business to Marianne Kennedy.

In November of 2002 Marianne opened up the "brick and mortar" part of the shop in Boxborough MA adjacent to a tea shop . . . what could go better than "tea and quilts"?  She changed the name to "The Quilted Crow" to reflect her love of folk art.  Unfortunately, the tea shop closed September 2009.  
But, fortunately for us, and for you, we quickly took over that space and have doubled the size of The Quilted Crow!

Marianne decided to sell The Quilted Crow so that she could spend more time with her family and in July of 2006, Donna Ellis and Linda Ficaro purchased The Quilted Crow.

In May of 2007 Sue Loring joined with Donna Ellis to form a new partnership.  Since then, The Quilted Crow has grown in size and reputation to be known as a place of learning and inspiration for many quilters and needle work enthusiasts alike.

As of January 2011, Sue became the sole owner of The Quilted Crow.  

On December 1, 2015, The Crow moved to its new home at 626 Main Street in Bolton, MA. Our new location is bigger and brighter with a larger classroom. We look forward to many years of inspiration with the help of our excellent staff and some of the most talented teachers in New England. Our goal is to help you create works of art and family heirlooms that will bless family and friends for generations.
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Sue & Rick
Rick, Sue & Buddy

Sue's Story

The charming warmth of quilts always attracted me and I envied those families who possessed such heirlooms. In 1997 I realized I had more time to myself as my son became more independent.  I stumbled across HGTV's Simply Quilts and convinced a friend to take a beginner quilt class with me. The obsession birthed and grew quickly with every quilt show and shop hop I could find!

At the urging of my quilt teacher, I joined one quilt guild and then a second...and third!  (Once per month wasn't enough!)  Family vacations always included side trips to local quilt shops, much to my son's dismay! My husband, Rick, feeds my addiction on a regular basis seeking out new shops for me to explore where ever we go. He's a keeper!!!!!!! (The key is to feed him well while traveling!)

Becoming an employee of The Quilted Crow in January 2006 was such a thrill! It wasn't work at all! (And to think I got PAID for it too!!!) Life was good! 
The wonderful customers and friends that visit me at work make it most enjoyable.

Donna's invitation to team up with her was an exciting thought. Rick's strong support for this next step of my life made the decision even more enticing. 
It's wonderful to be able to work at something I am so passionate about! 

Now that I am the sole owner of 'The Crow', Rick, my soul mate and best friend, spends as much time as he can helping out and providing daily encouragement.

Why Folk Art?
While we feel a strong love for folk art, for its connection to our American heritage, and as an art form which represents generations who "learned at the knee", during the past few years, we have broadened our palette to include batiks, flannels, homespuns, brights and more contemporary fabrics and projects.

We offer fabrics, quilt patterns, block-of-the-month-kits, punchneedle supplies, needle felting supplies, wool projects, and kits galore in a wide range of tastes. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is available to assist and encourage you with your special projects.

Sue, Rick & Team Crow

Come in and meet our
Amazing Staff!

Shoppe Manager

Rose's gifts include over 25 years of quilting, knitting, designing, wool applique and teaching.
She is our Block-of-the-Month and Kit Coordinator.
Rose oversees the day-to-day operation of
The Quilted Crow.


Janet is a shoppe clerk with a passion for
needle work
and rug hooking.
She teaches our

Punchneedle Embroidery Class and Club.
Skip is an accomplished teacher who has been stitching since the age of six!
She loves traditional applique and
Sue Spargo stitching.
She teaches our Embroidery Club and
Beginner Wool Applique Club.


Maureen maintains The Crow website.
She keeps it updated and fresh. Her talents include quilting, and
wool applique,
often designing her own projects.

April 2000-January 2013

Buddy will be remembered as everyone's
favorite greeter who welcomed customers
with a wag and a smile. He was always happy to
share a snack with all who were willing.
Lynn enhances The Crow as a shoppe clerk and
teacher with over 30 years experience.
Her passions include Art Quilts,
fabric dying and journaling.
Tara is our Shipper at The Crow. 
She has been a sewist for 25 years with passionate interests in counted cross stitch, modern quilting and gardening in her spare time.

Stacey has joined our Web Team.
She is an avid reader, "Mindful Knitter"
and enjoys quilting and sewing clothing.

Mary Lou
MaryLou is our Crow Kit Wizard.
 She is a teacher and a prolific quilter.
She also enjoys crocheting, cross stitching
and making greeting cards.

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