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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Visit our 12 cent bin!

2014 is our 12th anniversary

To celebrate we have been running "12" specials.  The most popular is the 12 cent bin.

Who knows what you will find here?  Discontinued patterns, spools of thread, bits and pieces of tail end fabrics, notions we no longer plan to carry....  
As we walk around the store and find one or two of something left, we drop it into the 12 cent bin.

Clearance Fabrics

In Store Special $5/yard.  Our clearance section has grown into an entire wall of fabric.  Continually restocked.  These are name brand fabrics from the mills and converters as they clear out warehouses to make room for the new lines arriving after quilt markets.  Sometimes they are still flat in bulk and we wrap them on boards at the shop.  Instead of putting them on our shelf at full price, we pass on the discount to you - good deal! 

 We still have a nice supply of Christmas panels and coordinates.  There is still time to sew up an Advent calendar by December 1.
 Northcott tree and wreath panels (red, green, blue).  Install lights, or not.  Just the right size to hang on the bulletin board of a friend in the nursing home or other facility. 
Robert Kaufman Holiday Flourish with that gorgeous blue tree as shown in quilting magazines!  See the sample and kits ready to sew.
Nativity panels, Santa panels, Advent Calendars, Stockings

Everyone loves hand made gifts.  Make a set of embroidered hot pads with matching tea towel.  Embroider a set of hemstitched towels for the powder room. 

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.

Get a FREE Bottle Bag

Next Pillowcase Sewing Day is Tuesday, January 20
11 am - 4 pm
Please note, day changed from Thursday to TUESDAY
Lunch is Dutch Treat from Chinese Restaurant

Make a donation to buy pillowcase supplies....and pick out a FREE bottle bag.  Thanks to the angel who donated bottle bags for the promotion!
Drop in your change (container at cash register).  Can't come to the shop?  Call Alma Sue at 941-330-0993 to make a donation over the telephone.  Or send a check.  We will ship your bottle bag. 

Beginning January 1, we will sell raffle tickets for the big green stuffed frog.  All proceeds go to buy fabric for kids' pillowcases.
  The lucky ticket will be drawn on January 20.




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Upcoming classes

Three Dudes - Monday, November 24  RAIN DATE
1 - 4 pm, $35
Call 941-330-0993 for a seat.  Limited to 4 students.  Makeup class.  No charge for students who attended on November 17 during the storm when we lost electricity.  One new seat available.

     If you have never made a quilt, but think you want to learn how, this is the class for you.  Using precut strips, in one afternoon make a quilt top that looks as though it was weeks in the making.  This class uses a soft beachy collection, Neptune's Dream.
     Fee includes instruction and kit to make a quilt top approximately 36x45 inches.

Pinwheel, Monday, December 8, 1-4 pm, $35
Call 941--330-0993 for a seat.  Limited to 4 students.  
     You won't believe how to make a pinwheel quilt without sewing triangles!  Come and see how quickly this top is make using precut fabric and novel cutting techniques.  
We made the sample from 1940s retro fabric.
Fee includes instruction and kit to make a quilt top about 36x45.   

December Market Day

Saturday, December 6
9 am - 4 pm