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Flowers 2 Fabric in Sulphur is our regional winner for Louisiana!

Read on to learn more about a part-time flower shop employee who became a quilt shop owner!

Please tell us your store’s story.

Tonya LeBlanc Moak, the owner of Flowers 2 Fabric, said, “I was introduced to sewing as a young child; my Mom was always sewing something. I have many fond memories of playing in the sewing room.

My first quilt was a panel. I hand-stitched around the blocks for my cat. It took me forever. Mom and I took a quilt class in 2003 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I have completed over 225 quilts and counting.

While in college, I worked part-time in a flower shop. After I finished college, I taught Brenda, my boss at the flower shop, to quilt. In 2007, we started Flowers 2 Fabric, selling fabric online, and doing craft shows.

In 2019, God blessed me with the opportunity to open my own shop. Brenda was retired and wasn’t interested in opening a shop so she gave her part of the business to me. On September 28, 2019, Flowers 2 Fabric opened.

I currently teach 9th grade full-time and have my shop open on Saturdays. I also make appointments after school.”

— 2023 Contest Customer Comment —

Even though Tonya is a full time high school teacher, she keeps her shop stocked with our every need and offers the cutest classes to keep us all involved in creating. She and her staff are always willing to help beginners like me with ALL MY QUESTIONS. We’re blessed to have Flowers 2 Fabrics in our area.


For those who have not seen the store, please describe it.

Flowers 2 Fabric has over 1,000 bolts of fabric and has something for every quilter. We are located in downtown Sulphur, Louisiana. We are the only shop in our area.

Flowers 2 Fabric offers classes, notions, patterns, machine quilting, custom quilts, and a large variety of fabric. We have a large selection of ByAnnie patterns and notions, as well as fabric from Moda, FreeSpirit, Riley Blake, Henry Glass, Studio E, Maywood Studio, Wilmington, Michael Miller, Dear Stella, and In the Beginning.

— 2023 Contest Customer Comment —

I love shopping here at Flowers to Fabric! Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have never been disappointed in my purchases or the suggestions I have received. They have wonderful classes that have improved my sewing and quilting skills. The fabric selection is first class. Tonya, the owner, is always willing to help and is so accommodating.


Please tell us about your staff.

I don’t have any employees, but I have a few special friends that keep me motivated. I call them my quilt angels.

Please tell us about any upcoming special events at your store.

Customers can request a class and we are happy to plan it for them. They can also get their friends together for a private class. Classes are listed online and we always have something fun going on. Beginning quilting classes, jelly roll projects, and ByAnnie classes are just a few of the fun things coming.

In closing

Since we were selected as the Regional Winner for Louisiana, we have had a little more traffic on our website. Our customers are the best and they have been happy to celebrate with us.

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