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.
Fat Quarters are awesome! Well, at least that is my opinion. I believe the reason why Fat Quarters are so popular is that of the dimensions. Fat quarters are pre-cut pieces of cotton fabric which are taken from a half-yard cut and then cut on the fold line from the width.
While on a short trip up to Maine this past weekend I was asked, "why do you quilt?". I replied with a quick answer of, "well my Grandma taught me - creating quilts and table runners is what defines who I am in the world."
They looked at me satisfied with my answer, but the question stuck to me like a pin to a magnetic bowl. Why do I indeed quilt and craft...? I asked myself. And then while driving home from the trip, it all made sense!
Why gift a quilt, table runner, or any fabric project without adding a label to state who it is made for? Not to mention to give you the creator (you) credit too. This blog post is about the benefits to adding quilt labels, how to add quilt labels and also information about the latest iron-on quilt book, hot off the press.
I learned from an early age that if my mom said “no”, go ask Grandma... she understood why I needed a brand new car at age 17. Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts, and females who took the motherly role are an important piece of who we are today.