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Quilt shop review and a BBQ shack review (pic heavy)

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.

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

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.

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

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.

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

And of course a novelty section (this is only one wall of it)

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

She has an extensive notion, ruler and tool section

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Spot the Aurifil display yet??

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Such a cute Dr. Seuss fabric display

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

View from the front window

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

A nice selection of Robert Kaufman rollups

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Cute samples like this were all over the shop! She has a large pattern section with samples next to lots of the patterns.

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Wouldn’t be hard to find a neutral!

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

I bought the kit for this. I had to! Peacocks!

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

These little guys were so adorable!

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

She had TONS of Kaffe Fassett fabrics

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Good sized oriental section

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

My obsession with owls continues

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

Quilting by the Bay quilt shop in Panama City, Florida

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

Smitty's BBQ in Panama City, Florida

Smitty's BBQ in Panama City, Florida

Smitty's BBQ in Panama City, Florida

Smitty's BBQ in Panama City, Florida

Asked mom to smile and she couldn’t stop laughing so I could take a photo

Smitty's BBQ in Panama City, Florida

Smitty's BBQ in Panama City, Florida

And here are the purchases I made in Panama City:

Fabric Purchases

Works great for a panel – this is the peacock quilt. I have some other panels I can use this pattern to work with too!

Fabric Purchases

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

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