I’m home! I was up in Woodville, Florida for an extended weekend to visit family before the 4th of July holiday and got back today so I could be home with the dogs for the terrible fireworks.
I’ll be posting the podcast tomorrow I hope with a full review of everything. I wanted to share the photos in separate posts so I didn’t overwhelm everyone with one huge post.
We visited Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida and they were kind enough to let me photograph the shop while I was there. The shop is fantastic! Everyone was so helpful and kind. We chatted with Sue, the owner, several times and she helped us pick fabric for a border for my mom’s quilt. I will definitely be making the long drive there next time I visit my parents if I can fit it in. It’s 2.5 hours one-way so it isn’t a short drive but there’s all sorts of stuff in Panama City so it’s worth the trip.
The shop sits in a fun building that has been converted into a very functional quilt shop. There is ample parking in the back too.
One of the first rooms you come to is full of batiks, Judy Niemeyer samples and patterns. I’ve never seen so many in one place! The shop is a certified teacher of Judy’s paper piecing methods. Maybe one day I can take a class there.
And of course a novelty section (this is only one wall of it)
She has an extensive notion, ruler and tool section
Spot the Aurifil display yet??
Such a cute Dr. Seuss fabric display
View from the front window
A nice selection of Robert Kaufman rollups
Cute samples like this were all over the shop! She has a large pattern section with samples next to lots of the patterns.
Wouldn’t be hard to find a neutral!
I bought the kit for this. I had to! Peacocks!
These little guys were so adorable!
She had TONS of Kaffe Fassett fabrics
Good sized oriental section
My obsession with owls continues
After we left we stopped by a BBQ restaurant my parents remembered being good and we wanted to see if it was still true. It was! It’s an Air Force themed BBQ shack. Smitty’s BBQ
Asked mom to smile and she couldn’t stop laughing so I could take a photo
And here are the purchases I made in Panama City:
Works great for a panel – this is the peacock quilt. I have some other panels I can use this pattern to work with too!
My first time at a Hobby Lobby – fell in love with some of their fabric and a cute bag that I’m going to embroider something on