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May 11, 2017

Wishing all the Moms out there a very special day on Sunday!


La Vie Est Belle by Jacqueline de Jonge

La Vie Est Belle by Jacqueline de Jonge - Pattern and kits available


Jacqueline describes La Vie Est Belle as a sweet and girly quilt and says it is easy to enlarge to a bed quilt or to any size you want. Pattern includes pre-printed foundation papers. Jacqueline has given each of her quilts a difficulty rating from 2 stars to 7 stars, with 7 being the most difficult - La Vie Est Belle is a 3 star quilt. Quilt size: 65” x 65”.  Click here to see all of our Jacqueline de Jonge patterns and kits.



Featured NEW Classes

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Quilting by the Bay is pleased to host


Karen Eckmeier of


The Quilted Lizard Fiber Art Studio

Workshops January 19-21, 2018




In 1996 Karen started making art quilts, which were very well received in national and international shows. The awards encouraged her to move forward; her hobby officially became her business in 2002 when she opened her business “The Quilted Lizard.” For 8 years she taught at a local quilt store and in 2002 she began teaching her technique “Layered Curves” and “Accidental Landscapes™” nationwide. Karen says "teaching workshops gives me the opportunity to share my passion for playing with fabric with others, and I love it!!"  Karen is the author of several books including Wearable Waves, Happy Villages, Layered Waves, and Accidental Landscapes.



Scrappy Layered Log Cabin WorkshopScrappy Layer Log Cabin Workshop

January 19th, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost $80


This Log Cabin really has an attitude! Relax and enjoy topstitched seams, curved edges, no measuring, blocks of different sizes, and raw-edge prairie points embellished with beads. You will create your choice of wallhanging/lap quilt or a bed quilt. Class is suitable for beginners and beyond.  Layered Waves book is highly recommended but not required for class.







Happy Villages Workshop with Karen Eckmeire of the Quilted LizardHappy Villages Workshop

January 20th, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost $80


Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams to piece or match, no lines to trace ... just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life. Finished size 16 1/2 inch square. Sewing machines are optional for this class. Most students prefer to spend the time leisurely collaging, however for those of you that work quickly, bring your machines for the end of the day Class is suitable for beginners and beyond.  Click here to see images of other Happy Villages using Karen's technique.




Accidental Landscapes - Beaches Workshop with Karen EckmeierAccidental Landscapes - Beaches Workshop

January 21st, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost $85 - includes pattern


Here is an introduction to creating landscapes "accidentally" using Karen's layered topstitching technique. These little beach scenes are quick and easy to make, no templates, no fuss - just free form rotary cutting and topstitched edges. Personalize your beach by adding collage details like a dune fence, beach grass, shells, sailboats, beach chairs, umbrellas, lighthouses, photo transfers, etc. Beach scene measures approximately 8" x 12" (without borders). Class is suitable for beginners and beyond.






Can't decide which Karen Eckmeier class to take? 

Take them all and save 10% on your class fees. 

Enjoy three days of classes for just $220.50.



You can also spend the night in our bunk room.  Click here for details on Stitch-n-Stay.


Upcoming Classes


Double Zip Gear Bag

Double Zip Gear Bag Class
May 20th, 2017 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor - Kathy Anderson

Finished size of the Double Zip Gear Bag is 5"H x 7"D x 10½"W. This gear bag is perfect for toiletries, electronic gear, or even clothing, this handy bag will keep you well-groomed and organized. Simple yet functional, it's got the room you need for all your essentials but is still compact enough to fit in any bag or suitcase. The double-zippered top opens easily for full access to the roomy interior. Two zippered pockets on the outside and mesh slip pockets on the inside keep everything neat and organized. Strong stitched handles on the end make the bag easy to carry and the extra-large zipper pulls give you quick access to whatever you need. 


We would like to welcome Darlene Williams-Hubble as an instructor for Quilting by the Bay! Darlene is not a stranger to teaching and helping others.  She teaches at several quilt shops in the Atlanta area and hosts retreats as well.  If you have attended one of the QBTB retreats, you will probably remember Darlene as the one who finished the most projects in a weekend. Darlene Williams-Hubble is a retired principal from the Federal Prison system and she has been teaching for over 30 years in schools, prisons and quilt shops. She has been quilting for the past 22 years. She has made many different style patterns, but her greatest love is the Bargello Quilt.  Darlene will be teaching 3 classes over a 4 day period in June.  Take one class or take them all and have your own 4 day retreat.  We have limited openings in our Stitch and Stay bunk room. Click here for details.



Josephine's Knot Class taught by Darlene Williams-HubbleJosephine's Knot Class
June 14th, 2017 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor - Darlene Williams-Hubble

Class price $40

You could not ask for a simpler pattern that makes up to be such a stunning quilt. Rows of squares and rectangles intertwine to add interest and create the perfect knot. Use batiks or prints; Josephine's Knot looks great with both. You only need six fabrics and a background. Pre-cutting is required before class.  Class is suitable for beginners and beyond.



Yin Yang Class taught by Darlene Williams-HubbleYin Yang Class
June 15th, 2017 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor - Darlene Williams-Hubble

Class price $40

Elegant and stunning, yet easy to make, this design is a perfect way to show off your strip fabrics. It’s just one block colored two different ways and set on point! Yin Yang is a great quilt for Bali Pops or cut your own 2 ½” strips to create an astounding strip quilt. Pre-cutting is required before class.  Class is suitable for beginners and beyond.




Nebula Bargello class taught by Darlene Williams-HubbNebula Bargello Class
June 16th-17th, 2017 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor - Darlene Williams-Hubble

Class price $75

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a Bargello quilt?  If so then this is the class for you!  Create your own interstellar pattern by choosing 10 fabrics ranging from light to dark in two color groups. This is actually an easy quilt to make. Let the staff at Quilting by the Bay help you with the challenge of choosing colors. Pre-cutting and sewing is required before class.  A suggested fabric line is Grunge with many color choices.  Class is suitable for confident beginners and beyond


Can't decide what class to take?  Take them all and save 10% on your class fees. 

Enjoy four days of classes for just $140.



Bee Inspired by Deb Strain for Moda

Bee Inspired by Deb Strain for Moda




Check out all of our newest Hoffman Batiks


Featured Retreat

Lets Get It Done Retreat

Lets Get It Done Retreat -

November 10 - 12, 2017

Treat yourself to a weekend of fun, relaxation, and sewing at our Lets Get It Done Retreat.  We will have a few demos and you'll have plenty of time to work on your own projects. Lunch and dinner provided on Friday and Saturday. Lunch provided on Sunday. Hours are Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00pm.


Featured Block of the Month Programs

Dog Days of Summer Block of the Month by McKenna Ryan


Dog Days of Summer by McKenna Ryan

Laser Cut Block of the Month


McKenna's quilt features man's best friends enjoying a day at the beach! All of the applique is pre-fused and laser cut for fast and easy assembly with no extra cutting or waste. No need to trace, cut out, or turn the edges. Kits include the patterns, embellishment kit and all the original Sand In My Shoes™, TigerFish™ and Enchanted Pines™ fabric collections from Robert Kaufman Fabrics for the pre-fused laser-cut appliqué pieces, backgrounds, borders, and bindings. Finished Dog Days of Summer quilt measures 58½” x 58½”.



Dog Days of Summer Full Kits available here.



Bible Sampler Block of the Month


The Bible Sampler Block of the Month


Devotion meets design in a stunning sampler quilt honoring both the Old and New Testament. The Bible Sampler quilt evokes the spirit of favorite Bible passages in fabric and was designed by Laurie Aaron Hird author and designer of The Farmer's Wife. The Bible Sampler Quilt features 96 six-inch Bible-themed quilt blocks paired with 96 Bible passages for inspiration.  The book "The Bible Sampler Quilt" is required to make this quilt but is not included in the program price. If you order your book at the time of registration you'll save 20% off the price of the book and it will ship with your first block at no additional charge. Regular price of the book is $28.99. The fabrics used in this block of the month program are reproduction Civil War prints in colors similar to those used in the original quilt. Fabrics are packaged by block for your convenience. The finished quilt size is 84.5" x 108.5".

Vintage Rose Queen Red and White Quiltworx Judy NiemeyerVintage Rose Forever Colorway
Block of the Month

Vintage Rose is Judy Niemeyer's and Quiltworx.com's fourth Technique of the Month (TOM) quilt. As you create this quilt you'll learn and perfect basic foundation piecing and construction techniques that Judy uses in all her other quilts! Our block of the month program features the original fabrics shown from Judel and Judy Niemeyer's Timeless Treasures Red and White Forever collection. Each month you will receive a portion of the quilt pattern plus required fabrics. This six month program includes all fabrics for your quilt top and binding plus patterns. Your finished quilt will measure 96" x 96".

Row by Row On the Go! 2017

Row by Row Fabric Plate - Quilt . Sew . Create Quilting by the Bay Panama City Florida

New Row by Row License Plates


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