LOCKPORT, N.Y (WKBW) In 2001, Bonnie Frey was trying to find a way to save her mother's old farm house that was built in 1841.
Bonnie, who is a dedicated quilter, thought that by renovating the home and filling it with antiques, it would offer a unique destination for quilters.
"We tried to renovate it so that when you walk in, it is like walking back in time," said Bonnie Frey.
Located in a rural part of Niagara County on Tonawanda Creek Road, Brick House Quilting & Gifts is now a popular retreat location for quilters who spend individual days and whole weekends putting together very elaborate quilts.
"You come and quilt and you don't have to worry about your husband worrying that you are up there making noise all night," commented Glenna Hake.
During the retreats, it is not unusual for quilters to stay up into the early morning hours sewing and socializing.
"Some of these ladies can get a little rowdy," added Bonnie Frey.
More information about the Brick House can be found at www.brickhousequilting.com