About Us

After 35 years of quilting (and raising six children), Friends Around the Block is a dream come true for owner, Carol Ann Lindquist. As a long time quilter living in a small town, she understood the frustration of having to travel long distances to find a large selection of fabrics and quilting products. So she came up with the perfect solution...she opened a quilt shop in her home town of Colusa, California.

Carol's knowledge, experience and passion for quilting are evident in her store's friendly atmosphere and carefully selected inventory of high quality fabrics, sewing notions and quilting supplies. In addition to offering a wide variety of the industry's finest quilting merchandise, Carol has transformed her shop into a comfortable, community gathering place, where quilters can enjoy learning and socializing.

Friends Around the Block also provides an impressive range of classes covering all aspects of quilting, including hand piecing, applique and machine quilting, for beginner, intermediate and advanced stitchers. The shop's focus isn't just about offering classes, fabric and notions though...it's about helping others achieve their creative dreams!