I was planning to start something like this, but Genevieve of The Golden Yard beat me to it! She started a collaborative Google map listing fabric stores, and anyone with a Google account can make additions to it. Just go here.
I added a bunch of independent stores in Austin. It was a little tricky to figure out, but once you do it’s easy. I’d love to add a tutorial on how to add locations but I’m having trouble retracing my steps. Somehow you add the fabric map to “My Maps,” (maybe it’s added automatically by virtue of you viewing it?) then you just search for places, click on them, and information pops up over the map pin. From there you choose “save to my maps,” pick the “Local Fabric and Sewing Shops” map from the drop-down menu, edit any info you wish, then hit “OK.”
Once you add a listing you can write reviews, see pictures, and get coupons. This has the potential of being incredibly helpful to traveling fabric enthusiasts. Add your LFSs today! (I’m sure other textile points of interest are welcome too.)