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"Keeping you quilting and sew happy!"

Glastonbury Location
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Orange Location
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Southington Location
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About Us

Close to Home was born in 1982 and has grown and developed into a fun, enjoyable, and most rewarding experience. Its our passion!
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. Working and purchasing together gives us more buying power, allowing us to pass on to you the best pricing on sewing machines, furniture, home decor and quilting supplies. We are constantly offering promotions along with our Exclusive Customer Rewards Program printed on our register receipts.
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.
We have all been blessed and life is fantastic!
Meet The Staff
Ron: Store Manager, Marketing
Marilyn: Teacher, Sales Associate, Sewing Machine Dept Manager
Marsha: Sales Associate, Teacher
Judi: Installer
Jane: Sales Associate , Teacher
Cheryl: Sales Associate, Teacher
Jill: Book Keeper
Kevin: Technician
Brandie: Home Decor Manager
Amy: Office Manager, Media Specialist
Laura: Media Specialist
Cindy: Sales Associate
Paul: Owner, Customer Service
Sandi: Sales Associate, Teacher
James: Office Manager, Sales Associate
Ken: Installer

Carlos: Technician
Sean: Technician
Marc: Owner, Customer Service
Heide: Sales Associate, Teacher
Jean: Sales Associate, Teacher
Janet: Sales Manager, Teacher

Noreen: Sales Associate, Teacher
Sean: Installer
Gerry: Sales Associate, Teacher
Kimberly: Sales Associate
Eileen: Sales Associate
277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
196 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
995 Queen St
Southington, CT