Sewing journey offered during Quilt Shop Hop

Published 9:15 am Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Most people don’t realize that the Alabama-Florida state line is rapidly transforming into a haven for quilters and crafters alike. With over six quilt and fabric shops situated within an hour’s drive on both sides of the Alabama and Florida state line near Crestview, this area is emerging as a prime destination for quilting enthusiasts. Extend the drive to an hour and a half, and you will find yourself surrounded by nearly a dozen quilt shops.

“There are more quilt and fabric shops within a 60-mile radius than the number of quilt stores in Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando, or just about any other major urban area,” says Tabatha Smith, owner of Camellia Palms Quilt Retreat Center.

Embark on an unforgettable sewing road trip by participating in the Panhandle Quilt Shop Hop. Join organizers as they showcase the diverse offerings of these quilting havens, and immerse yourself in the vibrant quilting community that spans the Alabama-Florida state line.

How to Participate:

  • Start your quilting journey at any of the five locations listed below.
  • Receive a punch card with a complimentary entry just for joining the fun.
  • Make a purchase at all five locations to earn five bonus entries.
  • Turn in your completed punch card at your final stop to be entered into the drawing for one of five incredible gift baskets.

Participating Shops:

  • Nona Quilts Pop Up Shop at Camellia Palms Retreat Center: 23622 5th Ave, Florala, AL 36442
  • Stitch by Stitch Fabric Boutique: 938 N Ferdon Blvd, Crestview, FL 32536
  • Margie’s Sew Much Fun: 2014 Lacey Ln, Crestview, FL 32536
  • Oh Sew Kountry: 8085 FL-83, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
  • My Sewing Barn: 5217 Dogwood Dr, Milton, FL 32570
  • Camellia Palms Quilt Retreat Center, 23622 5th Ave. Florala, AL 36442

Combine the shop hop with the statewide Florida Shop Hop for an even more thrilling experience. Shop hours vary, so be sure to verify the schedule of each shop before planning your trip. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit not only five outstanding quilt shops but also a dedicated quilt retreat center.

The drawing for the gift baskets will take place at 6 p.m. CST on April 3 via Facebook Live. Winners will be notified by email and announced during the live Facebook event.

Free entry into the prize drawings requires signing up via email at one of the five physical locations between March 29-30, 2024. No purchase is necessary to participate.

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Discover the quilting oasis along the Alabama-Florida state line during the Panhandle Quilt Shop Hop and witness the flourishing quilting community that awaits your exploration.