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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Visit our 13 cent bin!

2015 will be our 13th anniversary

We raised the price of the 12 cent bin to 13 cents since 2015 will be our 13th anniversary.  To celebrate we run "13" specials.  The most popular is the 13 cent bin.

Who knows what you will find here?  Discontinued patterns, spools of thread, bits and pieces of tail end fabrics, notions we no longer plan to carry....  
As we walk around the store and find one or two of something left, we drop it into the 13 cent bin.  This week we had spools of white hand quilting thread and a few wooden embroidery hoops, a few miscellaneous patterns...

New Feature - Team Sewing

 Wednesday 11-4  FREE

Come sew with us, on our projects.  Advantage to you? 
1 .Learn our secrets to make sewing quick and easy with a professional finish. 
2. Develop or hone your skill by repetitive sewing
3. Learn how to make useful items for your home or gifts.  Instruction handout sheets are available where applicable

Wed. Jan. 7 - Binding
Wed. Jan. 14 -
Stabilize and cut t shirts
Wed. Jan. 21 - Easy potholders

Space is limited - call for a seat. 

Dates and Events

Thursday Open Sewing - $8, 1-4 (you are welcome to come at 11 am if an independent sewist.  Come at 1 pm if you need individual hep with your project)
Free for students to finish class projects

Sale - Saturday Jan 24, 10-4
  Prints $2/pound, muslin $1/pound, batting $3 bag (15 gallon)
  Selling out unneeded sewing machines, including many Singer featherweights

Palm Grove Quilt Show and Sale - Feb. 2-7
  Palm Grove Mennonite Church School, north of intersection at Bahia Vista and Beneva Streets
  Mon, Tues = consignment days 8 - 5
  Wed-Sat = show and sale
  Sat = pick up checks for items sold  

Market Day - Saturday Feb. 7
  Grab a booth and sell your stuff! 

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.

WIN the Green Stuffed FROG

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win the green stuffed frog.  All proceeds go to buy fabric for kids pillowcases.  Tickets are 4 for $1.00

Make a donation to buy pillowcase supplies....and pick out a FREE bottle bag.  Thanks to the angel who donated bottle bags for the promotion!    

Drop in your change (container at cash register).  Can't come to the shop?  Call Alma Sue at 941-330-0993 to make a donation over the telephone.  Or send a check.  We will ship your bottle bag. 

Precut pillowcase kits are FREE!  Pick up a few, sew at home, and return them for the kids in hospitals.   




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Upcoming classes

Beach Balls - January 27, Tuesday 1-4 pm
Use 2.5 inch precut strips to make a colorful beach balls quilt.  Quick and easy!
Kit and class = $35
Limited to 4 students

Emma's Pocket Dollhouse Quilt - Saturday Date TBA
An ideal project for Mother and Daughter or granddaughter.  Turn dollhouse rooms into a quilt.  Great to use up your scraps, or select from our scrap bins.  Quick and applique fusing with double sided fusible webs.

Free Motion Sewing - Wednesday 5-7:30 pm - 
Two sessions - $28
February Dates to be announced


Market Day is February 6

Booth is $8.  There will be a good crowd since this is the week of the Palm Grove Quilt Show and Sale just around the corner of Alma Sue's Quilt Shop.