Above are two pieces recently finished in the Hand Quilting frame. 
A Boston Red Sox Tee Shirt Quilt at the top. 
Directly above is a memory piece custom made for a Penn State Alumnus.
To see your memory pieces constructed into a quilt, call 941-330-0993.

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Tuesday Oct. 25, 1-4 pm.  $35
Country Charm Table Runner
- by Faye

Take one charm pack and make a table runner.  Price includes kit and instruction.

Tuesday Nov. 1, 1-4 pm.  $35
Winter Woods Table Runner - by Faye

Cut up a panel, add sashing, a border and create a pleasing table runner.
Price includes kit and instruction.

Tuesday Nov. 8, 1-4 pm.  $35
Half Hexie Table Runner - by Faye

You won't want to miss this one.  As demonstrated in a quilt tutorial, use this quick technique to make a dramatic table runner.  Use the same technique to make more squares and turn them into a quilt.
Price includes kit and instructions.


 A Pinecraft Christmas
Saturday November 5, 9 am-4 pm
Join us for holiday ideas and shopping.  Check out the hand crafted items, all made in the USA by local artists and crafters.
    Food trucks!  Soft pretzel and popcorn trucks.  Hoping for donut truck!
Inside demos to make a few quick gifts. 
Use our quick method to make microwave hot pads for bowls and mugs. 
Make a few pillows from your favorite sports team fleece.  A 10-minute project!
     Have something to sell and need a booth?  Call Susan at 941-350-0427.  Each booth is $10 for the day.
Christmas At The Quilt Shop
Saturday December 10, 9 am-4 pm
Another shopping bonanza day for all things made in the USA by local folks.  Food trucks, demos inside for gift giving.  Check out our gold and silver lame bottle bags to hold your wine, olive oil, anything that fits in the bottle!  Kits and instructions available.

Vendor space available.  $10 a space for the day.
For a booth, call Susan at 941-350-0427

Both events are widely advertised in the Florida Register, Herald Tribune, Craigs List, Sarasota Patch, etc.  Events are scheduled this year for ONE DAY only.  Join your fellow artisans and sell your products, or come and shop.  Booths include knitted & crochet items, chocolates, wood crafts, quilted items, door hanger towels, hot pads, jewelry, and more.

Summer Hours

Closed Sunday and Holidays

We work really hard every day Monday - Saturday and deserve a day of rest on holidays!

OPEN hours for the season:
10-3 Monday and Saturday
10-5 Tuesday thru Friday

We will be in the shop sewing, quilting, and cutting kits.  Feel free to stop in if the lights are on.  Enter through the EAST door. 

If you are on a road trip, call ahead and we will stay and wait for you.  941-330-0993

Share our Sewing Room

Our sewing room is OPEN for your use to finish your projects.
    Thursday 1-4 pm
Get help from our staff and educators.  This week we worked with quilters making pillow shams to match their quilt and gave instructions on using a ruffler/pleater foot. 

     Use our machines, or bring yours. 

Fee:  $8 per session, LIMITED to 4 spaces

Call 941-330-0993 to sign up. 
If this is your first time, please tell us what you are working on to make sure we can match your needs with a staff member.  This session is not appropriate for someone who has never made a quilt or for someone who needs one-on-one instruction.  Call 941-330-0993 for a Private Lesson.



Check out our assortment of blenders.  We make many Custom Quilts and use a lot of blenders!  Stonehenge by Northcott, Dimples by Andover, Basic Backgrounds Tone on Tone in White, Neutral, Off White, Muslins, Timeless Treasures Fairy Frost.  Love those Metallic Blenders!


    Alma Sue's Quilts celebrates the craft and artistry of quilting!
    We make custom quilts by hand. All work is done right in our Sarasota store, amid displays of finished quilts, Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics, and all the materials a quilter might need. Visit us and watch accomplished quilters at work. Take lessons. Bring in fabric mementos and let us create a keepsake memory quilt or T-shirt quilt.
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Please note our Season Hours beginning October 1

Monday and Saturday 10-3 pm

Tuesday thru Friday 10-5  

Check our Facebook page to see current quilts in the hand frame, new kits and new quilts tops made by us and our customers. 
Search for "Alma Sue's Quilts Shop"

Christmas Demonstrations

Demos on Saturday Nov. 5 and Dec. 10

Bottle Bags
Microwave Bowl Hot pads
Sports team pillows from fleece

More demonstrations and gift ideas on Saturdays leading up to the holidays, watch the newsletters.

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Long Arm Quilting Service

Prepare Quilt Top and Lining
   Seam lining as needed (remove selvage, press seam OPEN)
   Lining must be 4 inches larger than top on all sides 
   Can extend lining by sewing muslin strips on all sides (can remove strips after quilting is finished)
DO NOT BASTE layers together.  Each layer is loaded onto frame separately.

Batting:  Choose from our wide selection of AMERICAN MADE batting.  No warm and natural, no batting with scrim, no batting with adhesives.  Our machine will not produce a good quality stitch with these fillers.

Quilting:  Choose simple stitching, pantograph design, computerized design, or custom hand-guided designs.  (Price range 0.015 - 0.03 per square inch.)


Quilt Consultation

Quilt Consultation
Questions about quilt age or pattern or general information about your quilt, how to mark it, suggestions for batting, construction, quilting, or repair. 
Available on THURSDAY.  Fee is $8.
Please call 941-330-0993 for appointment.
Walk-in without  appointment = fee is $25.00

We are not certified quilt appraisers and cannot state a value for your quilt. 
To find a quilt appraiser:  GOOGLE "Quilt Appraiser Sarasota"

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