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! Begins Tuesday June 21, ends Sept.6
Our goal this year was to create a simple row that could be sewed without excessive applique!  The kit is 3 strips of fabric to sew, then cut out a few shapes, fuse to steam-a-seam-2, hang the ric rac clotheslines and pin on a small mini quilt.  A pattern to sew a paper-pieced mini quilt is included in the kit, however you can choose to hang a quilt of your choice; perhaps a printed piece of fabric that looks quilty. 
   Everything is included in the kit:  pre-cut strips of fabric, add on pieces, fusible web, ric rac, mini clothespins and colored photo. 
Kit is 12.75
If you choose to create from your stash, a strip of printed beach huts fabric is available for 3.00
You can also choose to purchase a "mini kit" which includes the fabric strip and colored pattern = 4.50
Can't come to the shop?  Call 941-330-0993 to reserve a kit.  Kits can be shipped after October 31.

License plate available "Quilt Whisperer"  5.95  purchase anytime
Charm holder, charms, and pins with row by row logo available.

Keep abreast of all things "Row x Row."  Log onto the Facebook page "Florida Row by Row Experience"

3 one day bus trips to collect row patterns are being planned by Gem Travel (one in July, two in August).  Spend one day visiting shops in the north, one day in the southern shops, and one day in shops to the east.  Leave and return the same day.  About 45 minutes per shop.  Price to be determined by Gem Travel.  Bus holds about 32 people. 
Details and dates to be announced soon.

Christmas in July

Tuesday July 5 - Saturday July 9

View new Christmas fabric and panels
Quick quilts from panels
  11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm daily
   Simple machine embroidery
   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


Florida's Lighthouses and Bridges Shop Hop
July 16-August 20
   We are participating along with 42 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. 
   More info later.


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 

Current Specials

In Store Specials

Stabilizers = 50% off
(does not include fleece or steam-a-seam2)
everything else on clearance as long as product lasts
No rain checks.  No minimums.

All fleece is $7/yd, includes novelties, sports themes Tampa Rays, Ohio State, Univ of FL Gators, FL State Seminoles, Tampa Buccaneers, etc.

We found and brought in some Dimples flannels and Freckles flannels from Andover.  Selling for $5/yd long as stock lasts!

Wools are sold out!

May items in the 14 cent bin!
One cent for each year in business

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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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