Bolts to Blocks and Baked Goods

There’s a new shop in town (actually Albany, Oregon) and I am blessed to have a Hubby who will actually go on quilting adventures with me. πŸ™‚

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Bolts to Blocks is a friendly little shop that Barb Schoonover and her husband opened in April after making the decision to leave the corporate world behind. Now she is living the dream and surrounded by fabric all day long!

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New inventory is being added almost weekly and includes a wide variety of fabrics, from reproductions to fun, modern designs.

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Barb is also carrying part of the line from American Made Brand, a new Seattle-based company that launched earlier this year with 50 solids – one for each state.

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In addition to fabric, Bolts to Blocks has a nice selection of notions….

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…AND a waiting area for the ones in your shopping party that might not want to examine every piece of fabric in great detail! Hubby says it would be perfect if he could have a cup of coffee while waiting. (I think he got spoiled at a shop in Spokane! More on that later.)

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In addition to the retail area, the shop has a nice classroom where they even offer classes for children.

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We visited the shop as part of the Row by Row Experience and while Hubby is usually up for a shop or two, I know he really made the trip because I sweetened the pot with dinner at Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant!

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Hubby has been to Novak’s many times over the years, but this was my first visit. Let me just say, if you are ever in Albany this should be on your “must-do” list! Not only are the meals delicious, they have an amazing bakery……

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Melt-in-your-mouth pastries…

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Sinfully large peanut butter cups…

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And heavenly clouds of meringue….

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Of course, I just had to take one of nearly everything in the case. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately these goodies have far more calories than my fat quarters of fabric, but they taste so much better and my son was really happy when we got home!

Until next time,
Happy Quilting

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4 thoughts on “Bolts to Blocks and Baked Goods

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    Must check map–that restaurant looks wonderful, and the fabric shop too.

    • dawnmariew19 says:

      There is also another quilt shop in downtown Albany, but we were there late in the day and trying to hop over to Philomath, so The Quilt Loft will have to wait for another day. πŸ™‚

  2. Lois Oleson says:

    Novacks is worth the trip…I am not into quilting or fabric, but I am into good food! ha
    Lois

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