Perfect timing for the Quilt and Craft Show
WILMINGTON- A funny thing happened to Emily Hammer at the Norton House recently, right before the seventh annual Quilt and Craft Show being held at the Memorial Hall in a few weeks.
A woman went into Norton House Quilting and said to Hammer, ‘I’ve had this magazine since 1987, and I was going through my sewing room and came across it, and in an article about the Norton House it mentions you, “Emily Susan.”
Hammer was in disbelief, and the woman opened the magazine right to the article, and sure enough, it said, “The most recent addition to this enterprising family is granddaughter Emily Susan, who often rides in a backpack learning the retail business a day at a time.” Who could have known 31 years after the article was written, featuring the late owner, Suzanne Alice Wells Wurzberger, her granddaughter would continue her legacy as a fabric, gifts, and needlework shop for makers?
The fascinating part of the magazine article is that there is a photo of a quilt that has been puzzling Hammer. In her grandmother’s bedroom, there is a quilt on her bed that was made by a family member, but she wasn’t sure who or when the quilt was made and poof there the same quilt was in the magazine. It turns out that her grandmother had made it for a block of the month, quilt block sampler for the Norton House with fabric that was once sold at the shop too.
In honor of Wurzberger, her grandmother’s quilt block sampler quilt will be hung at the upcoming Quilt and Craft Show, which is in honor of her.
The Quilt and Craft Show welcomes all hand-made quilts to the show. They can be dropped off at the Norton House from 9 am to 5 pm daily or at Memorial Hall Thursday, October 11.
The Quilt and Craft Show will be held at Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main Street, on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. General admission is by donation. This event is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
For more information call (802) 464-7213.