If you live near Medina, Ohio, check out the Little Red Quilt House and say hi to Karen Benke. They have their own quilt guild, they offer long arm quilting lessons (and you can use their long arm machines after you have taken the class), classes on lots of other quilting topics, and they make custom memory quilts for customers.
They also sell Moda Scrap Bags (3" strips), most of which have the selvage. They cost $11.99. Moda has great new selvages (color windows with interesting shapes). You knew that. :)
Sounds like a real dynamic place!