I know I remember that someone was looking for fabric with stones/pebbles on it.. I saw some today the the AQS Expo in Knoxville.. I'm going back on Saturday. If you contact me I'll give you details and hook you up if I can.
Let me tell you.. if you ever get the chance to go to a quilt show...go.. it is a breathtaking experience. Not everything will be to your taste, but what an experience and who knows, you might just change your mind about what "real quilting" is.