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 Experience

Free pattern pickup ended September 8. 

We distributed about 700 FREE patterns.  After October 31, patterns are available 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 reserve a pattern for shipping after October 31, please call the shop at 941-330-0993. 

Kits are available for sale after October 31.  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.

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.

Market Days Begin in October

First Market Day is Saturday October 3
9 am - 4 pm


   Do you sew or craft and make items for sale?
Grab a booth at our Monthly Market Days
First Saturday each month
Fee is $8 per space
See EVENTS page for information

We have a regular following of customers looking for gifts and handmade items.
Some items made by our vendors include:
Jewelry, towels, scrubbies, dish cloths, hot pads, crocheted or knitted baby items, hats, mufflers, afghans, toys for children, wooden items, flower arrangements, wreaths, etc.
Downsizing?  Grab a booth and sell your collectibles, books, dishes, fabric stash, etc.
So grab a booth to SELL, or stop in and BUY.

Contact and parking information on EVENTS page.

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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

Tuesday, September 29
1-4 pm

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.

We will be working with a Santa panel.  Fabrics in the kit are PRECUT, so all you need to do is sit and sew and trim.  Kit includes panel, fabric for window sill, sashing, and borders.
Class instruction and kit = $42.00

LIKE our Facebook page.  We post photos of current projects, quilts in the frame, and class projects on our FB page = Alma Sue's Quilt Shop

CLICK ON THE "fb" ICON At Top of Page to see the before and after Panel for this class!