Well now that little quilt block has done a little exploring and decided maybe he wants to see the world he thought he should start by exploring where he came from and what is in the local area first.
First stop is to see his ancestral home land at Sonflower Quilts in Sylvania, Ohio. www. sonflowerquilts.com. This is a great little shop run by Cathy Frick and Kathy Walch. I have spent a lot of time in this shop for the past 12 years. All of the fabrics used to create the quilt blocks for this project were purchased here. These ladies have created a nice selection of fabrics along with tons of patterns. They will both admit to their pattern addiction. They have a great selection of notions and embroidery supplies as well.
Next stop was the Quilt Foundry in Maumee, Ohio www.quiltfoundry.com. I could not resist taking a picture with the fish outside of the shop. Another nice shop in the local area. Really good batik collection too.
I took quilt block along to Checker Distributors when I had a pattern order to deliver. Always looking for a good place to hang out Little Quilt Block made friends with a whole lot of Creative Grids rulers. While Checker only sells wholesale to quilt shops they have a great website that anyone can look at. www.checkerdist.com Most shops get at least some of their supplies from Checker and many will special order anything from them. So if there is ever a book, pattern or notion that you are looking for and cannot find take a look at the Checker website and see if they have it. If so ask your local quilt shop if they can special order it in for you. This is a great way to support your local quilt shop rather than buying on line or from a catalog and you can save on shipping cost too.
Have a Creative Day!