Antique Quilt Civil War

Mid 1800's, contains fugitive green and double pinks.  Double/queen size.  Tiny hand quilting, pristine condition.  $795. 


Bargello runner kits available or made to order in your colorway ($85).

Showering Stars

Pattern available in store. ($10.50) 
Good to use up one of those fat eighth bundles that caught your eye.  This sample was made using the Sweet Pea and Lily collection from Moda, eggplant background fabric.
Also available as a table runner and place mats!


MegaStar in another colorway.

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Double Wedding Ring - CANCELLED
Monday & Tuesday
January 11 and 12, 2021
Class at Carlisle Inn Conference Center
Fee = $125
Marti Martelli template set and book ($40 value)
Boxed lunch each day
Why not stay overnight?  Make a room reservation with the Carlisle hotel directly  Call 844-369-2275

Attic Window Class TBA
watch for a later date

OBW class TBA 
watch for a later date
Carlisle Inn Conference Room 

One Block Wonder Class using panels.  $125
Limited to 10 students.  Each person has two 6-foot tables set apart at an appropriate distance.  Supplies are available to sanitize your work space - gloves, sanitizer, alcohol wipes, face shield, etc. 
A boxed lunch is provided so you can eat at your work station.  All lunches come with grilled chicken and your choice of salad or cottage cheese, pumpkin bread, piece of fruit, cookie, and beverage.  
Two class sessions:  Session 1 TBD - cutting and sewing panel strips
Session 2 TBD - design
Class fee includes book, ruler, and lunch
Call 941-330-0993 to reserve a space
Class special:
Buy 4 panels, get 3 free
Suitable for the Confident beginner
Call 941-330-0993 to sign up and select your lunch menu.

MegaStar Sample

Pattern is available in store ($10.50)
The center star takes one strip set (40-42 pieces), not a junior set (20 pieces)  or TWO packages of Bali Poppies (each pkg has 20 strips).
This sample was made with Hoffman blue strip set.

Open Sewing Sessions

Open Sewing Sessions are suspended until further notice.

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!


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Send Mail to:
 Alma Sue's Quilts
 3737 Bahia Vista Street, Suite 11
 Sarasota FL 34232
To avoid theft in transit when sending a quilt, omit the word "quilts" and send only to Alma Sue or to Ella Toy


  We provide complete QUILTING SERVICES
  Hand Quilting by Amish stitchers
Free Motion Quilting
Long Arm Quilting
  Quilt Repair/Restoration
  Quilt Binding
  Finish your UFOs
  Design/make a CUSTOM quilt
Design/make a t-shirt or memory quilt

 All work is done right here in our Sarasota store, in the Pinecraft community amid displays of finished quilts.  Visit us and watch accomplished quilters at work.

  Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
OPEN Tues-Thursday 10 am-3pm
other hours by appt

Quilts, kits and fabric FOR SALE can be seen and purchased at ""
Etsy website
Amazon website

Until further notice
Open 10-3 Tuesday - Thursday

  CLOSED Friday-Monday

Need to pick up a finished quilt?
We can ship it to you! 

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Long Arm Quilting Service

Batting, Thread, Basting, and Needles are FREE and included in the long arm prices

Prepare Quilt Top and Lining

   Seam lining as needed, press seam OPEN)
   Lining must be 4-6 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.  Each layer is loaded onto frame separately.

Batting:  Batting is included in the long arm price (Hobbs Heirloom Blend or Hobbs Tuscany.)  A modest up charge for some batting (wool, silk)  We use only batting MADE in the USA.

Quilting:  Choose simple stitching, straight lines, edge-to-edge, ruler work, or custom designs   (Price range 2.5 to 5.0 cents/square inch)

Binding:  1.75/lineal foot first step (make and sew binding to quilt)
              2.50/lineal foot both steps (hand stitch binding to back of quilt)

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. 
 Please respect our time and call 941-330-0993 for an appointment.
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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Siesta Key Waves

Finished queen/king size quilt $1795.