Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Field Trip: Quilting by the Bay

One of my favorite things to do in Panama City is to visit their gorgeous quilt shop, Quilting by the Bay. It is a bright, busy shop, full of Florida sunshine and sparkling colors.

This is just a glimpse of the wide variety of rulers, tools, gadgets, and other fun stuff!

It has always been a very forward thinking shop; here was the first place I ever saw Minkee, chalkboard fabric, and so much more. They have a huge selection without being cluttered, and the store is organized in a way that flows and leads you through it.

Another thing I really love about this shop is the abundance of samples, especially different looking quilts from the same class, pattern, or kit. You know how sometimes the fabrics or layout in the sample just don't speak to you?   One of the beautiful things at QBTB (in addition to this room full of batiks!) is the samples that show you so many ways of looking at the same or similar quilt.

I didn't purchase too much on this visit, but I did choose a color I hadn't seen before of the Sulky Blendables (remember?) and some fat quarters of novelty prints for a special birthday gift that I'll tell you all about later.  

If you're in the panhandle, ditch the family for an hour and head to Winona Drive.  You'll all have a happier vacation for it.  Trust me.


  1. Oh, I've been there! Glad to see they are still going strong :)

  2. Nice photos. Hope you are having a good trip.


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