Norton House Quilting was born on a warm spring day in May, in 1968, 52 years ago. It was a day that my Grandma was working at my Grandpa’s 1836 Country Store (next door) because he had left to buy more baskets in Putney, VT.
Ms. Mildred Norton walked into the 1836 Country Store and said to my Grandma, ‘I need to go to a nursing home, this is the amount of money that I wish for my house next door, would you buy it?” My Grandma excitedly thought yes, without even mentioning or talking with my Grandpa first. She said, “yes, I will” and immediately turned the closed sign around on the door and walked to the Norton House to dream of the possibilities.
When my grandfather got back from buying baskets, the first thing he saw was a closed sign on his building. He impatiently searched everywhere for my Grandma, and once he has found her, he asked if everything was okay and why is there a closed sign on his store.
She replied with confidence, ‘I no longer work for you, I am going to compete with you next door and open a fabric shop for quilters and crafters.’ He was speechless.
And 52 years later, we’re still here!
In fact, we’re celebrating and Honoring my Grandma, Suzanne Alice Wells Wurzberger, Ms. Mildred Norton, and Norton House Quilting ALL month long!
We look forward to celebrating with you! The celebration starts NOW until May 31, 2018.
I am honored and humbled to be allowed the gift to continue my Grandma's legacy. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be able too, nor would Beckie. Thank you.