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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Classes



Tuesday Nov. 29, 1-4 pm.  $35
Repeat Winter Woods Table Runner - by Faye

Monday Nov. 28, 1-4 pm $65
Santa in Attic Windows by Faye
   price includes panel and precut fabrics

Wednesday Nov. 30, 1-4 pm $65
Santa in Attic Windows by Faye
  price includes panel and precut fabrics

Tuesday Dec. 6, 1-4 pm $20
Attic windows finishing class.  Learn to sandwich, quilt with your sewing machine, and bind the quilt.  by Faye

 Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 14.  Mondo Bag.  $75
Everyone needs a Mondo Bag.  This class will make the regular large size.  Price includes one pack Hoffman poppies, interfacing, fusible fleece, all supplies needed to make the bag and instructions.  Poppies are Hoffman's new 2.5 inch batik strips.  Add a few more strips to the package and you have enough to make a second Mondo bag.


 
 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!

WELCOME!

    Alma Sue's Quilts is the only shop in the area to offer HAND QUILTING services by local and snowbird AMISH stitchers.  We specialize in finishing those antique tops inherited from mothers and grandmothers.
  We design and make CUSTOM QUILTS.  All work is done right here in our Sarasota store, amid displays of finished quilts.  Visit us and watch accomplished quilters at work.  

 
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 and upcoming classes. 
Search for "Alma Sue's Quilts Shop"

Holiday Hours
We will be CLOSED Monday Dec. 26 and Monday Jan. 2
Close at 3 pm Dec. 24 and Dec. 31

It's A Bus Trip!


Christmas in Florida is all about the LIGHTS

View the famous Christmas lights and displays in Punta Gorda Isles.
Enjoy dinner at the Captain's Table.

Join your friends and fellow quilters for this unique bus trip on
MONDAY, December 19.  $89
Price includes trip, dinner at the Captain's Table, all taxes, tips, and gratuities.  Dinner selections are Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, or Stuffed Grouper. 

Meet in Alma Sue's parking lot at 2 pm.  Return about 10 pm.

Call 941-330-0993 to reserve a spot!

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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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