Quiltwork Patches was started in 1979 as a manufacturer of pre-cut quilt kits, which were sold primarily through mail-order. We soon added basic supplies and books, but continued as a mail-order business while our children were small. In 1980 we started vending at quilt shows in our area and in 1988, at the urging of our quilt show customers, opened a store in downtown Corvallis. It was small (650 square feet) but served us for 14 years as we became more adept at squeezing a large quantity of fabric into a small space. (The secret was to be very neat and organized!) In June of 2002 we moved our store one block away to a 2050 square foot store. Our inventory has grown to 4000 bolts, plus over 150 book titles and a large selection of quilting supplies, making us one of the largest quilt shops in the area.