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 2016

Row by Row Theme for 2016 is


Nationally known artist John Sims is designing our row for the 2016 theme.
Our reserved license plate for 2016 is "QUILT WHISPERER"

In 2015, we distributed about 700 FREE patterns.  The patterns are now available for sale for $12.50 each, with free shipping.  The pattern is professionally assembled with two 36-inch full size templates, full color photo and detailed instructions.  

To purchase a pattern please call the shop at 941-330-0993. 

Kits are now available for sale.  Kits are $23.95 + 5.00 shipping by Priority mail. Each kit contains about 2 yards of batik/metallic/fairy frost fabric, and the pattern described above (full size, full color, detailed instructions). 

Use the row to make a table runner.  Use several rows with birds flying in opposite directions for a wall hanging or throw. 

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.

Beginning Bargello Classes

Tuesday Dec. 1, 1-4 pm
Tuesday Dec. 8, 1-4 pm 
Saturday Dec. 12, 1-4 pm

Limited to 4 each session
Fee includes fabric kit, class, instruction sheet.  No books or patterns or fabric to buy.

This is a beginning session.  If you can sew strips together, you can make this Bargello table runner.  Designed for the beginning quilter. 
Fabric kit is in Florida surf colors (photo posted on Facebook (Alma Sue's Quilt Shop)

Make this runner in a day.  Then go ahead and make several more for gift giving.

Let us show you how to finish the runner and quilt it on your sewing machine.  Long arm service not needed!

Learn bargello strip piecing with a small runner.  Then progress to the runner pattern we sell in the gift shop.  Tackle these, then you can make the Argyle or Surf Song quilts as shown on Alma Sue's Facebook pages.

Call 941-330-0993 for a seat.

Bring your sewing machine, rotary cutter, seam ripper, pins, pencil.

Don't have a machine here?  Call to reserve one of ours.

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.



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.

Christmas at the Quilt Shop

December 5
9 am - 4 pm
On the sidewalks and parking lot at Alma Sue's Quilts
3737 Bahia Vista Street


   Sidewalk Vendors.
Food Trucks (soft pretzels, donuts, popcorn)
Pulled pork sliders by Earl's Smoked Meats

Textiles, Wood, Jewelry
Unique Handmade Products for Gift Giving

All RED and/or GREEN fabric = 8.95/yard

Good used sewing machines and serger for sale, including Singer Featherweight


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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.)



Attic Windows Everywhere

Take a panel, cut it up and make the image look through attic windows.  This class will show you how to divide a panel and create an entirely new look.
Watch for new dates to make the Attic Windows Deer Panel

Class instruction and kit = $42.00

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