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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Row By Row

Row By Row ends September 8

What is this?   A new kind of shop hop for the entire USA and Canada.
Who's doing it?  Over 2,700 shops.  Storefront shops only, no online stores.
What does it cost?  Nothing.  No passports, all patterns FREE!
How does it work?
   1.  Shops have created a pattern for ONE ROW in a quilt.
   2.  Travel and collect FREE patterns for rows.  LIMIT one pattern per person between June 21-September 8.
   3.  Make a quilt using 8 different rows, finish and turn in by October 31.
   4.  Can use any fabric to make your row; from your stash or purchase a kit from shop (if available).
   5.  Be the first to bring finished quilt to a participating shop and win 25 FQ.  (Win a bonus prize if that shop's row is in the quilt!)

  June 21 - Sept. 8  Travel and collect rows
  Sept. 8 - Oct 31 Sew and finish your quilt
      -you can start sewing any time 8 rows of your choice are collected
  Turn in finished quilt by October 31 (sewed, quilted, labeled)

Sept. 8 - Nov. 1  Hibernation.  Shops may not give out patterns or sell any kits.
After November 1, shops may sell pattern and kits to anyone.

To see all the rows:
   Go to rowbyrowexperience.com.  Click on "start here."  Click on the state's license plate to see the list of shops in that state.
   On the left side of screen, click on that state's "facebook" page where you can see all the rows in that state and plan your road trip.

Can't get out, or live in another state?  We can take pre-orders for our row at any time, for shipment AFTER November 1.

To Pre-Order Alma Sue's pattern and/or kit, please call 941-330-0993.

Important Rules:
- Limit one pattern per person
- Must physically collect pattern in shop
- Patterns are copyrighted.  Photocopying is NOT ALLOWED!
- One winner per shop.  If your local shop had a winner, then you must present your quilt to another participating shop that didn't have a winner yet.

Wednesday Night Quilt Group

5 - 7 pm
   Open Sew to finish your projects.  Bring your quilts in progress and we will work together to finish up before starting the next round.
   Order out Dutch treat.

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 learning how to repair an heirloom quilt, and one sewing a t-shirt 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.



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.

LUAU Saturday July 25

Celebrate Row By Row

Luau Saturday July 25

11 am - 3 pm

Door Prizes every half hour

Wear a grass skirt and win a free Seagull Row Kit

Pulled pork sliders by Earl's Smoked Meats




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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.)