‘Things I love’ found in Bolt & Skein Quilt Shop


David M. Wilhelms Leader Correspondent

During the years that Jennifer Maltbey has run Shawano’s Old Glory Candy Shop with her husband, James, and their business partners, she’s learned a lot about retail. That experience “got the wheels turning” for the longtime knitter and relatively new quilter to open her own business — the Bolt & Skein Quilt Shop.

“Fabric and yarn are things I love,” said Maltbey, who opened the business in February in the Senzig Professional Building ay 1488 E. Green Bay St. in Shawano. “Since then, things are building up slowly.”

The shop offers a variety of quilting and knitting supplies, as well as notions. Pre-cut squares and “starter kits” of squares and directions are among the items. Quilting frames, she said, will likely be the next items added to her inventory.

She’s only been quilting for about five years and said her efforts are focused on producing samples for the shop. The shop doesn’t sell finished quilts, she noted.

As Maltbey has been knitting for more than 16 years, she’s a lot more comfortable with that craft. “But,” she said, “I’m still learning.”

Bolt & Skein Quilt Shop is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. t0 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Wednesdays. Jennifer’s phone is 715-201-1515.