Store Hours

Monday-Friday 10 to 6
Saturday 10 to 4
Sunday closed

Sew With Us!

Brush up on basic skills or learn something new with personalized instruction in a small class setting. We offer a variety of classes for all levels of sewing and quilting. Come sew with us! Classes are being added each week, so check our calendar often for updates.

!   Friends Around the Block is a friendly neighborhood quilt shop located in Colusa, California. Our store offers premium fabrics, helpful sewing notions, high quality quilting supplies, and fun classes for quilters of all skill levels. We invite you to visit FAB where you may simply browse for ideas, or let our experienced staff help you with your latest projects. Be sure to check back often for product updates, special sales, store news and the latest quilting trends. Thank you for visiting our website!

Mini Trunk Show October 10th

Are you a busy person who wishes you could make a little project from start to finish in just a small part of your afternoon?  Do you keep a secret stash of fabrics even though you're sure you don't possess the skill set or hundreds of free hours to produce an heirloom quilt?  Yet, once in awhile, you sneak away to dream over the patterns and colors.  You think of all the wonderful items you'll create .....someday......if you ever learn to sew.....and, of course.......this would mean getting over your fear of mechanical objects, but that's another story.  Does this sound like you?  Then, this day is for you! Come and be inspired!!!

Self-proclaimed junk collector and largely unknown crafter, Lori Hawkins, has agreed to share her primitive techniques for creating simple home decor and gifts using fabric.  Lori works in many disciplines, having mastered none of them.  She has embraced the motto, "Perfection is Overrated"' because it makes her feel better.  Lori employs the most basic hand and machine sewing as well as using glue, modge podge, vintage objects and imagination to put her fabric stash to work.  Her philosophy is "forget the rules and just make something"!  She especially enjoys seams that don't line up, uneven stitching, and botched, but meaningful, first attempts. This relaxed approach opens the door for everyone to make a handsome, useful, or whimsical project, however primitive or imperfect it may be.  Plan to attend and be inspired to "Just make something"!!!  If it doesn't turn out perfect, just employ Lori's emergency rule:  JDLTC (JUST DON'T LOOK TOO CLOSE)!

We hope that you'll stop in for this lighthearted one hour idea exchange. There's no charge for the inspiration!  
A PRIMITIVE PHILOSOPHY, JUST MAKE SOMETHING!!!    Saturday, October 10, 2015  9:00 am

This morning is all about fun!


In honor of the Colusa County Free Library's 100th birthday, FAB is putting all of its "printed material" on sale! Selected bolts are 20% off, one week only. Sale starts today and ends Saturday, September 26. 

Get GOing!

We have several new dies, and dozens of old favorites. Never used a GO?  Be sure to ask for a free demonstration to see how easy the GO is.  Fast, accurate, and fun to use, the GO will get you GOing on your SEWING in no time! 

Closed Memorial Day and July 4

Friends Around the Block will be observing two upcoming holidays: Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. We will be closed Monday, May 25 and Saturday, July 4.