Quilt 'N' Things Fiber Arts Studio
Quilt’n’Things has been in the community since 1984. Originally located in
downtown Montrose, it’s now in La Crescenta at 3704 ½ Foothill Blvd.
Owner Lana Norton, a former Art Historian and Museum Educator, prides
herself in a beautifully curated collection of fabric from a variety of
manufacturers and talented designers. From conventional to organic
fabric, the shelves are full of bolts to help you realize your sewing dreams.
Currently customers can shop on-line or by appointment.
The studio is equipped with sewing machines, notions, and supplies and
offers a Sew Local Studio Membership so sewists of all levels can come
use the space, take free classes, receive discounts on merchandise, and
be in community with other sewists. Classes for beginning to advanced
sewists include quilting, bag making, garment sewing. Doll making and
journal making is also newly offered. With a background in education,
Lana prides herself in taking students from never sewing to enjoying a
budding hobby in no time.
Paul, Lana’s husband, is the resident longarm quilter and expertly turns
quilt tops into quilts on the shop’s APQS Millie. An editor by day, Paul
brings his technical skills and attention to detail to each customer’s quilt.
Jet Propulsion Labs trusted Quilt’n’Things with Longarming their
community quilt presented to the new director!
Darcy joined the shop community in 2019 and teaches students how to
create their own Me-made wardrobe. She has a penchant for style and
sews the shop garment samples that she and Lana wear. In 2021 Julie
joined the teaching and shop staff with a specialty in bag making.
A true community partner, Lana teaches sewing to students at Clark
Magnet High School and has taught Zoom sewing classes to residents of
the Midnight Mission Homeless Shelter. She enjoys collaborating with
local organizations. Quilt’n’Things responded to the pandemic by offering
organic masks, providing free supplies for mask making and sewing scrub
caps for local hospitals.
As communities are losing small, local shops and studios like
Quilt’n’Things, Lana is delighted to be able to offer sewists a unique space
to gather, create, and she encourages customers to “Think Big and Shop