Yup, that was the whole idea.
I'm going to use a quill stem, yes, and it's already on its way. I ordered a black anodized SOMA Sutro, which is made by Dia Compe, I believe. Seems to have good enough quality.
I have used a-head stems before, with an adapter, but ended up being a poor choice... the stems accumulated some slack from time to time, around the adapter, and I had to constantly keep an eye on it... I'd rather not repeat that experience.