Did you get a wooden nickel yet?
We only have a certain number of wooden nickels...when gone will not be ordering more. Stop in and get yours while supply lasts.
One Block Wonder $60
Friday morning from 10-1
March 29, April 5, April 12
Suitable for confident beginner
Once again we offer the One Block Wonder class. This technique needs to be in your quilting repertoire. Take a print, a stripe, a large pattern, a panel, make 6 layers and cut wedges. If using a panel, it takes 7 pieces. One for the center and 6 to cut into hexagons. Presto! An abundance of hexagons to sew together. You control the color placement. No two turn out the same way. Finally when sewed, we show you how to add a border to the quilt, not an easy task with so many pieces on the bias.
For your convenience we pulled several bolts that would make good one block wonder quilts when cut up.
Class fee includes book, instructions, 60-degree ruler, and 2 free open sewing dates to complete the project.
Get on FB and search for "One Block Wonder Quilt Forum" to see dozens of finished OBW quilts.
Beginning Quilting - $90
Tuesday 1-4 pm
begins April 9 - May 7
Strictly limited to 4 individuals
Want to learn quilting techniques but don't know where to start? Let Faye guide you through the basic steps from fabric selection, reading a pattern, strip piecing, half square triangles, needle turn appliqué, how to apply borders, etc, using the Learning To Quilt book. You will learn a new Block and technique each week, incorporating most of the basic techniques in quilt piecing. We are using the book in the above image, starting with the log cabin "rail fence." We start the class with 5 different blocks. For those who wish to continue, we will select 1-2 blocks each week, continuing throughout the book.
Class fee includes basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, mat, ruler) patterns, instructions, and open sewing sessions to work on your project.
Class kit packaged in a green "Alma Sue" bag which entitles customer to a forever 10% discount when shopping with the bag.
MegaStar - $90
see image at bottom of column
Thursday morning 10-1
April 4 - 25
confident beginner to intermediate
A modern lone star. The pattern makes a 50 x 50 quilt. Easily turn it into a larger bed quilt by adding negative space around the pieced section with borders. The star uses one jelly roll. We made the sample with two Bali poppies from Hoffman. Choose your colors from a wide range of poppies. Pattern, fabric kit, and 45 degree ruler included in class fee.
Kit is packaged in a green "Alma Sue" bag which entitles customer to a forever 10% discount when shopping with the bag.
Call 941-330-0993 for a seat.
PRIVATE CLASSES - $20/hour
Beginning Sewing, How to use your sewing machine, T shirt quilt, Memory Quilt, Beginning Quilting, Finish a Project, Free Motion Quilting, or whatever your specific needs happen to be.
Call 941-330-0993 to set a date and discuss your individual needs.
Private class on the Bernina Q20 available Monday or Friday - $20/hour
Learn how to finish your own quilt instead of sending it out!
Thursday Open Sewing
Thursday from 1-4 pm
Fee: $8 per session. No charge if you are finishing a project from one of our classes!
Limited to 4 individuals. Please call 941-330-0993 to register!
This is not the same as a private class, however, we will help you with the details of finishing your project. Our "seasoned" staff has a combined pool of more than 150 years of knowledge and experience in quilting. Duke is the applique and repair expert, Faye excels in free motion quilting and general quilt construction, Dawn is a master at paper piecing, Dena knows every aspect of deciphering patterns and making quilts, and Ella fills in the gaps, having worked on several thousand quilts over the last 17 years. This unique mix of knowledge and skills in one place is unusual and you get to tap into this repository at the Open Sewing sessions. Thursday sessions are akin to a quilt academy.
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!
TO PURCHASE products, go to www.AlmaSueShop.com (click on the header link above, online store)
TO See quilts in the hand frame and shop activity, go to FB:Alma Sue's Quilt Shop
TO contact Ella, send a message to EllaMillerToy@aol.com
TO Call the shop 941-330-0993
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