Across the Prairie
Since our house tour was scheduled for 11 a.m., we were able to make a quick circuit by Creative Fires in Springfield, OH. It's not a huge shop, but it has a nice variety and a huge collection of flannels. The owner is very cordial and helpful, definitely worth a stop if you're ever in the Springfield, OH area.
In addition to the R-B-R license plate, I picked up a yard of a nice grey/white low volume dot, a couple yards of a teal diagonal stripe I might use in a border for Tropical Trellis, and a pink/yellow print as potential setting triangles for Terriffic Triangles (Marlene or Ramona suggested a pink/yellow stripe). If it doesn't work, I know I'll love it somewhere.
Our Frank Lloyd Wright tour was at the Wescott House in Springfield.
With a 4+ hour drive ahead of us, we headed west across the prairie -- very flat prairie. After a brief delay due to a driving rainstorm, we arrived in Kankakee, IL. We had forgotten that we are back in the Central time zone, so the delay was mitigated.
Another quilt shop is on the schedule for the morning, another tour, and then we move on to SW Illinois. Stay tuned.