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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Upcoming Events

Ready for ROW by ROW! 

RxR is in the Hibernation Period unti November 1

Available for shipping, no time limits:
license plate (Quilt Whisperer)
RxR charm holder and charms from 2015 and 2016
RxR pins

Keep abreast of all things "Row x Row."  Log onto the Facebook page "Florida Row by Row Experience

We still have kits available for sale after October 31.  $12.75 each
Call to reserve a kit.  Kits will be shipped November 1, 2016.


 Fall Market Day
Saturday October 1, 9 am-3 pm

A Pinecraft Christmas
Saturday November 5, 9 am-4 pm

Christmas At The Quilt Shop
Saturday December 10, 9 am-4 pm

Vendor space available
Contact information:  Call 941-350-0427

Summer Hours

Closed Sunday and Holidays

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

Summer hours:
10-3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
10-5 Thursday and Friday

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

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 summer hours May - September

Thurs, Friday 10-5  

Season Hours October - April
Mon, Sat 10-3
Tues-Friday 10-5

Christmas Demonstrations


Friday and Saturday Sept. 16 & 17

Christmas and Halloween Fabric = $8/yd
Cmas/Halloween FQ = 2.20
small panels = 5.00
Yard panels = 8.00
Placemats = 10.00
  1/2 yd minimum cut on bolted fabric

Bottle Bag demonstration
 Friday 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Microwave bowl/hot pad demonstration
 Saturday 11 am, 1 pm

More demonstrations and gift ideas on Saturdays leading up to the holidays

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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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