"Keeping you quilting and sew happy!"
Sewing Center & Sewing Machine Dealer in Connecticut
Close to Home was born in 1982 and has become an inherent passion for us.
We love what we do, we love our staff and we love our customers!
Since its birth, Close to Home has been a family owned and operated business started by Marilyn and Ron Gattinella, joined by sons Marc and Paul and at one-time daughter Denise until she got married and moved to the Salt Lake City area and works in the same type of business for her mother in law.
Both sons own and operate their own stores in different parts of the state and we work together to afford us great buying power which we try to pass on to our customers through our daily promotions and our customer rewards daily program that prints out at the end of each register receipt.
As a team, we have won many awards for Sales & Service and Marilyn and Ron were inducted into the Sewing Machine hall of Fame in February of 2015.
Lastly, the family consists of 3 sons and 1 daughter, all married and have 12 children amongst them, 7 boys and 5 girls ranging from 13 years old to 4 years old.
We have all been blessed and life is fantastic!