FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Store Hours?


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. local (Eastern) time Saturday 9 a.m. - 3:30 pm (NEW HOURS) By Appointment. Please call 519-392-6046 to confirm




Are you affiliated with any Quilt Guilds?


Sanity Hill Is Proud To Work With: Kincardine Sunset Quilt Guild Four Corners Quilter's Guild New Millenium Quilter's Guild Bluewater Quilter's Guild The Queen's Bush Quilters Five Star Quilt Guild




How do I get to Sanity Hill?


Sanity Hill is located just north of Teeswater, Ontario, on County Road 4. From the south take County Road 4 north through Teeswater past the 8th Concession and look for the Sanity Hill sign on the right hand side of the road! From the north (Walkerton way) head west on County Highway 9. Turn left at the Teeswater sign (County Highway 4). Then proceed south past Concession 10 and look for the sign on the left hand side of the road! From the north (Kincardine way) head east on County Highway 9. Turn right at the Teeswater sign (County Highway 4). Then proceed south past Concession 10 and look for the sign on the left hand side of the road! From the north (Port Elgin way) head south on County Highway 20 until you reach the County Highway 9 (you will have to stop!). Proceed straight through the intersection as County Highway 20 becomes County Highway 4 south of the intersection! Then proceed south past Concession 10 and look for the sign on the left hand side of the road!




Community Involvement?


Quilting is a communal craft, quilters spending hours working around the edge of the quilting frame, usually deep in conversation and laughter! It is no surprise then, that a sense of ‘community’ is very important to both Hilda and Murray! Throughout the year the Wales and Sanity Hill undertake a number of fundraisers and activities in support of the Make-A-Wish foundation. At the store you will find a Quilt and Craft magazine exchange. Here you can bring in a magazine and exchange it for one in the exchange. But if you don’t have a magazine to exchange Sanity Hill accepts a loony, which promptly goes to Make-A-Wish! As well, anyone can bring clean, crushed pop tins to the store where they will be collected – again with proceeds to Make-A-Wish. On Father’s Day this Spring, Sanity Hill will host one of the exhibits in the 16th Annual South Bruce Vintage Tractor Tour, and amongst the old tractors, steam engine and antique butter churns you will find a bake sale, with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish of course! Sanity Hill understands the meaning of community and lives it every day!




Do you giveTours or Vendor Booths at Guild Events?


Yes. Tours and groups are always welcome by calling to arrange a special time for your group. And Sanity Hill is also willing to provide a vendor booth at meetings and guild events!




Do you do custom quilt orders?


Quilts tell stories of our lives. Quilting traditions are prominent in the United States and Canada. Quilts create warm bedding for the early settlers. Imported fabric was very expensive, and local “homespun” fabric was labor-intensive to create and tended to wear out sooner than commercial fabric. It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently. Saving or salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households. Sanity Hill customs quilts are created by hand from quality materials using techniques learned over a rural quilting frame. Our quilts are meant to be proudly shown off to visitors and used to keep your loved ones warm and snug for years or generations to comeQuilts tell stories of our lives. Quilting traditions are prominent in the United States and Canada. Quilts create warm bedding for the early settlers. Imported fabric was very expensive, and local “homespun” fabric was labor-intensive to create and tended to wear out sooner than commercial fabric. It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently. Saving or salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households.​Sanity Hill customs quilts are created by hand from quality materials using techniques learned over a rural quilting frame. Our quilts are meant to be proudly shown off to visitors and used to keep your loved ones warm and snug for years or generations to comeQuilts tell stories of our lives. Quilting traditions are prominent in the United States and Canada. Quilts create warm bedding for the early settlers. Imported fabric was very expensive, and local “homespun” fabric was labor-intensive to create and tended to wear out sooner than commercial fabric. It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently. Saving or salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households.​Sanity Hill customs quilts are created by hand from quality materials using techniques learned over a rural quilting frame. Our quilts are meant to be proudly shown off to visitors and used to keep your loved ones warm and snug for years or generations to comeQuilts tell stories of our lives. Quilting traditions are prominent in the United States and Canada. Quilts create warm bedding for the early settlers. Imported fabric was very expensive, and local “homespun” fabric was labor-intensive to create and tended to wear out sooner than commercial fabric. It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently. Saving or salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households.​Sanity Hill customs quilts are created by hand from quality materials using techniques learned over a rural quilting frame. Our quilts are meant to be proudly shown off to visitors and used to keep your loved ones warm and snug for years or generations to comeQuilts tell stories of our lives. Quilting traditions are prominent in the United States and Canada. Quilts create warm bedding for the early settlers. Imported fabric was very expensive, and local “homespun” fabric was labor-intensive to create and tended to wear out sooner than commercial fabric. It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently. Saving or salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households.​Sanity Hill customs quilts are created by hand from quality materials using techniques learned over a rural quilting frame. Our quilts are meant to be proudly shown off to visitors and used to keep your loved ones warm and snug for years or generations to come




Do you sell thread? Notions?


Yes. A quality thread such as Gutterman can add years to your quilt. We sell templates, patterns. thread, batting and other necessary products to complete your quilt or suit your sewing needs. We will order it for you if it is not in stock.




Sanity Hill Gift Shop? What does it have?


Bruce County, home of Sanity Hill, is renowned for its local artisans. Craftspeople still practice their art with tools & techniques that were handed down from generation to generation. Sanity Hill's Gift Shop is located on the second floor. At Sanity Hill we promote our local Bruce County artisan culture to offer you the finest handcrafts possible on a co-operative basis. Drop into our store and you might meet the artisans who have created the crafts! These skilled craft workers create things for functional or strictly decorative reasons. We display -everything - furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, household items, tools or the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker! Check out the pictures below.




What kind of fabric/notions/batting do you carry?


Sanityhill.com is a climate controlled building housing your favourite fabrics. Good Fabric is the long lasting foundation on which a quilt is built. Sanityhill.com has 694 bolts of quality fabric in the store from suppliers like Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures and Riley Blake.We carry flannel, 100% cotton, cuddles fleece, children’s novelty, oriental, Shetland flannel, interweave, linen blends, Essex yard dyed, poplins, soft cords and paisleys. All our fabrics are available in fat quarters, 1 yard cuts, 1/2 yard cuts, multi-lengths and whole bolts. We are custom quilter/seamstress friendly! We also carry batting – all sizes – Dream Puff – multi-purpose, no shrinkage and will not hold a crease! Dream Puff is 1 1/2 times warmer than down and when finished can be machine washed and dried!Sanity Hill specializes in threads – machine and hand quilting by Gutermann.





CREATED BY  MARY RITTER

3855 Bruce Rd 4 

(north on Hwy 4 from Teeswater)

RR #1 Formosa Ontario

N0G 1W0