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!  ongoing until September 6
  Stop in and get your free pattern
  Kit is 12.75, mini-kit is 4.50, strip of beach huts is 3.00 
  Can't get to the shop?  Call to reserve a kit for shipping after Oct. 31.

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"

    visit shops and collect free Rows, see what other shops are doing 
When:  Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Cost:    $67.00 per person due by July 12
   Includes trip, lunch buffet at Golden Corral, all tips, driver gratuities
Games and prizes en route, goody bags! 
  Visit 4 shops in Lakeland, Zephyrhills, and Dade City (more if time allows)
some shops are doing both Row by Row and Florida Lighthouses hop
Games en route, prizes, goody bags
 7 am = leave parking lot at Alma Sue's, Sarasota
about 6 pm = return to Sarasota
  Don't miss this fun day of fellowship and friends!

Pay by check (payable to GEM Travel), cash, or credit by July 12.
Call Alma Sue's to reserve and pay (941-330-0993).

A trip to visit 6 shops south of Sarasota is planned for Tuesday August 30

Christmas in September - a rollout of all seasonal fabric and projects - for Halloween, Christmas, fall, and Thanksgiving.
 Much of our new holiday fabric has not arrived so by unanimous vote among staff and customers it will be held later.

  11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm daily

   Bottle bags to gift wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, etc
   Fabric baskets by Fanni
   Microwave bowl hot pads by Fanni
   Simple hot pads by Fanni/Ella
   Flip and Sew easy placemats by Ella
 More later

Florida's Lighthouses and Bridges Shop Hop
July 16-August 20
   We are participating along with 40 other shops in this year's summer hop throughout the central portion of Florida.  Collect free panels of Florida's bridges and lighthouses.
   Requires a passport (FREE).  See www.floridashophops.com to download passport and review rules for how many shops to visit to be eligible to win one of several high end embroidery machines (Baby Lock, Viking, Pfaff, Elna, or Janome). 
  Our bus day trips will visit shops participating in both Row by Row and Bridges and Lighthouses shops so you can collect both patterns and panels. 

Summer Hours

Closed Sunday and Holidays

CLOSED Monday July 4
CLOSED Monday September 5

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. 

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 someone was binding a quilt, one sewing borders, another finishing a bargello table runner and one sewing row by row quilt.  

     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 Sundays and Holidays

Please note our summer hours
10-3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
10-5 Thursday, Friday 

Get on the Bus

Join us on the one day motor coach trip to Central Florida to collect row by row patterns and Florida Lighthouse/bridges panels.
  Tuesday August 26.  $67 includes lunch at Golden Corrall, all gratuities and driver's tip, 15% discount at the shops visited, door prizes on the bus.
  Assemble at Alma Sue's parking lot at 7 am, return about 6 pm.

NOT TOO LATE, Still a few seats left.  Call 941-330-0993 to get on board.

Next one day trip is on Tuesday August 30.  Visit 6 shops in Ft. Myers, Sanibel, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda. 

Valerie at GEM travel is putting together a motor coach trip to Paducah Quilt Show in April.  Travel Tuesday, quilt show Wednesday and Thursday, travel home Friday.  More details later.

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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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