Below you'll notice I’m using the word “sewiest” to refer to a quilter and you might wonder, why?
A sewist is defined as a relatively new term, combining the words "sew" and "artist" to describe someone who creates sewn works of art, which can include clothing, table toppers, couch quilts or other items made with stitched elements.
What stage of Quilting your Legacy do you most identify with? Let me know on our Norton House Quilting Facebook page.
⒈ Stage One: “Starting out Legacy Sewist”
• Seeks to learn to sew
• Cherishes collecting fabric for “someday.”
• Desires to learn, but unsure where to start.
• Inquired necessary sewing supplies, including a sewing machine.
• Encouraging attitude to start the sewing adventure.
𝟮. Stage Two: “Savvily Legacy Sewist.”
• Love a good bargain but shops independently
• Dabbles in sewing projects - has created a few projects
• Enjoys the process of cutting fabric, using a pattern, and appreciates sewing supplies.
• Attempts new patterns and experiments with fabric colors
⒊ Stage Three: ”Socially Legacy Sewist.”
• Improves sewing skills with skill builder blocks
• Completes sewing projects for the household such as a table topper or couch quilt
• Commits to online communities and in-person groups and sewing clubs
• Explores independent quilt shops
• Connects with fellow quilters who are helpful and knowledgeable
• Enjoys traveling to quilt shows and events
⒋ Stage Four: ”Steadily Legacy Sewist”
• Determined to sew each family member a quilted project
• Oodles of different sewing projects going on at once
• Strategic road trips and travel agendas around fabric shops
• Debilitatly spends hours planning the next project
⒌ Stage Five: ”Spectacularly Quilting your Legacy”
• Intentional about sewing projects.
• Working on every favorite person has something quilted by you
• Celebrates the mental exercise of math, planning, and designing
• Teach people around them to sew
• Quilts projects for their community. (Example pillowcases for their local hospital, participate in Quilts of Valor and sews masks for the people around them)
1) Walk through the door retail doors of Norton House Quilting.
We're located in a historical district (our building is the oldest in town, built in 1760s) in Southern Vermont.
Plus, when you spend over $50. you may take your receipt next door to my Grandpa's and mom's 1836 Country Store and receive a 1/4-pound of fudge or a cookie cutter!
2) Attend the Flashy Fridays Quilters Show for inspiration, motivation and tons of heart and humor.
We meet every Friday at noon eastern time on our Facebook page.
3) Join the Quilting your Legacy Monthly Challenge.
Each month we feature a different sewing theme.
Try something new, use up your stash, and connect with like-minded people.
Hi, it me Emily!
That's right Norton House Quilting is owned by a quilter, fabric hoarder and Table Topper enthusiast because of my passionate Grandma's love for sewing.
My Grandma started the business 55 years ago.
If we haven't met, please allow me to introduce you to the home of Quilting your Legacy™ - the place where we sew with intentionally sewn projects to either gift to our favorite people or for ourselves. We are a retail store nestled between two mountains in Southern Vermont, and we pride ourselves on curations a collection of handpicked, on-trend quilting fabrics and quilting patterns, notions, gifts, and so much more.
Come and say hello either online or in-store in our historic quaint town of Wilmington, VT - Beckie and I are excited to welcome you into the shop..