Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oregon's "Quilt Run 101"

Once a year here in Oregon, they have a shop hop called the Quilt Run 101. It travels from one state border to the other state border traveling on Highway 101 following the Pacific Ocean. There are 14 shops participating, I have listed below.

In Oregon on the 101 there is a city about every 25 miles. I once asked about this, and I learned that they started out being outposts for the Pony Express, because that was the distance a horse could travel in a day. I thought this was an interesting tidbit of history.

What I found even more interesting, is that there is are 14 quilt shops along the coast. It lasts for two weeks, spanning over two full weekends, Valentines Day, and Presidents Day. We always go over the second weekend because we have Presidents Day off and the crowds have thinned out. My DH looks forward to it as much as I do, which is really nice. He does all the driving and the ladies along the way make over him like he is some kinda special. (but, I have to agree with them, as he is some kinda special!) this will be our sixth year we have done this shop hop, and we follow the same path each year, starting in the southernmost city in Brookings and finishing up in Astoria. We spend three days and two nights, spending the night in Coos Bay and Tillamok (yes the same place the cheese is made).

I will post pictures and daily purchases during the trip starting Friday. Stayed tuned......

Participating Shops:

Homespun Quilts
108 10th Street
Astoria, OR 97103        

Custom Threads
1282 Commercial Street
Astoria, OR 97103

Center Diamond
PO Box 997
1065 S Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Creative Fabric
PO Box 303   
475 Hwy 101
Wheeler, OR 97147

Jane's Fabric Patch
1110 Main Ave.
Tillamook, OR 97141

BJ's Fabrics & Quilts
PO Box 215
38105 Hwy 101 S
2 Miles south of Cloverdale
Cloverdale, OR 97112

Quilter's Cove
644 SW Hwy 101 B
Newport, OR 97365

Ruth's Family Fabrics
365 Hwy 34
Waldport, OR 97394

Wenz-Daze Quilter's Emporium
5045 Hwy 101 N
Florence, OR 97439

Joy of Quilting
2970 Highway 101
Florence, OR 97439

Threads That Bind
120 Central
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Forget-Me-Knots llc
PO Box 1547
640 2nd Street SE (Hwy 101)
Bandon, OR 97411

Quilter's Corner
PO Box 69
335 W 7th
Port Orford, OR 97465

Country Keepsakes
PO Box 4012
802 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR 97415

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