Wow, I haven't been on craftster in awhile... it's great to see someone has posted in here in the last week, since the posts before that were in June!
Psoup, I live south of the river too, and I don't need any more fabric either. (I'm not very good at sewing, but I'm trying to get better!) I've been to Crafty Planet and Treadle Yard Goods and batgirl is right, they're nice. I've been to a fabric outlet in the northern suburbs. I've been to a couple meet-ups in the St. Paul area too. I don't mind driving to check things out; maybe you can ride shotgun.
When were you thinking you'd like to meet?