More Than A Quilt Shop.

create • sew • quilt

Welcome to Bolt. Located on Main Street in the center of historic Cornish, Maine.

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Shop owner, Patty Rowley, is so happy to offer a place for quilters and sewers to purchase what they need as well as gather together to learn.

Bolt offers high quality fabric from collections by Hoffman, Michael Miller, Kaffe Fassett, Northcott, Benartex as well as Island Batiks and more. The number of bolts is ever increasing! Bolt has a nice variety of 100% cotton fabric, patterns, kits, books, notions and quilting tools for the avid quilter as well as for the beginner.

Bolt offers classes for beginning sewing and quilting as well as workshops for making specific projects such as wallets, table runners, bags, and more. We are developing classes for the needs and desires of our customers!

Some quilters are looking for traditional patterns and supplies and others are interested in creating more innovative projects. There is such a joy and satisfaction in creating with fabric. Bolt is a resource not only for supplies but for inspiration as well!

Bolt has some nice and useful gift items. Some are perfect for the quilter in your life and others are great for everyone.

Need some color and inspiration? New fabrics & supplies arrive every week. Come spend some time in this lovely little shop!

Join in the fun by participating in the
2017 Maine Quilt Shop Hop!

April 1 through April 30

Bolt’s hours for the month of April are:

10:00–5:00 Monday – Saturday • 12:00–5:00 Sunday

2016 Maine Shop Hop Official Fabric: Hoffman Batiks

The 2017 hop is featuring Hamilton and Kashmir, two beautiful fabric lines from Windham Fabrics. Although they're marketed separately, look how well they play together! See the Windham website and check out Hamilton and Kashmir up close!

Get your passport for your chance to win prizes provided by participating Maine quilt shops. Click HERE to get your quick reference guide of details about the 36 participating shops.

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Click the Maine Quilt Shop Hop logo to see more details!

Canvas BOLT Bags

Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle…

When you purchase a canvas BOLT bag, you can enter your name into a monthly prize drawing!

Then, everytime you use your BOLT bag at BOLT, you can put your name into the drawing again!




Sewing Machine Repair and Tune-Up Drop Off Center

Bring in those machines to be ready for fall and winter sewing/quilting!

Mike Cote of Mike's Sewing Machines and Patty at Bolt are teaming up to offer this service!

Bring your machine to Bolt in Cornish and for $70 you will get a tune-up and cleaning and Patty will call you when you can pick your machine up at Bolt (approx 2 weeks) If repairs/parts are required there will be an additional charge accordingly.

Mike works on most makes and models with the exception of computerized industrial embroidery machines. If your issue is on a computerized machine you may want to call Mike to discuss the issue before bringing it in to Bolt.

Make sure you bring in the following:

  • power cord and foot pedal
  • bobbin
  • pressor foot
  • free arm needs to have arm on it
  • leave threaded if tension or thread issues
  • any special fabric or thread causing issues


Call Patty at 207-625-4255 if you have any questions.

Great fabrics for your projects and gifts available!

T-Shirt Ultimate Power ToolMug Ultimate Power Tool

Sweat Shirts and T’s Available. Pink, Grey, and Light Blue.

Kaffe Fabric Corner

Instruction books containing creative patterns and tips.

T-Shirt Ultimate Power Tool

BOLT is a drop-off location for…

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Blanket Guidelines:

Project Linus accepts all types of handmade don’t have to be an expert! They may be quilted, tied, knotted, crocheted or fleece. They must be new, handmade, washable and free from order or pet hair.

Suggested sizes:

  • 36x36 for preemie NICU with flannel back if possible
  • 36x42 for toddlers
  • 40x54-60 for older children
  • 48x65 (2yds) for teens

Blankets for boys of all ages and teens always needed!

Exclusively at Bolt! Bring in your finished top for preemies and I will give you 45" square of flannel for the back (blue or pink) while supplies last!

After Grammie Donna and Miss Diane filmed at Bolt last week, I felt the need to do some research on Kaffe Fassett! Here is a little bit about him:

Kaffe Fassett is an American born artist known for his colorful designs in the decorative arts (needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting and ceramics). He is a patchwork designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. He resides in England. He has authored over 30 books. His quilts on are display in museums around the world. His official website is

Thank you Saco River Community TV!

Sewing on the Singer Red Eye Treadle Sewing Machine

You’ve got to come by and try this! The sound brings you back to a gone-by era!

Singer Red Eye Treadle Sewing MachineSinger Red Eye Treadle Sewing Machine

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12 Main Street
Cornish, ME

32 miles west of Portland on Rt 25
32 miles south/east of North Conway, NH

Open every day in April during Maine Quilt Shop Hop:

10:00–5:00 Monday – Saturday
12:00–4:00 Sunday

Closed Easter Day

New class list will be coming soon.

Gift Certificates Available

A great gift for the novice & professional quilter.

BOLT will be participating in the 1017 Maine Quilt Shop Hop!

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April 1 through April 30

Ask About Our VIP Shopping Sprees:

Ask Patty about Bolt VIP Shopping Sprees for guilds or quilt groups! Discounts! Door-prizes! Fun!

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P.O. Box 796
Cornish, ME 04020

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