This piece reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie Window." It is a Bargello done in black and brown and is currently on display at Troyer's Dutch Heritage Restaurant next door to Alma Sue's Quilt Shop.
The Eureka Quilt
Ah yes. The Eureka quilt. Done in two different colors. Both are sold. We just finished two more tops in similar colors, ready for the quilting frame.
About Alma Sue's Quilts
People from all over the U.S. and Europe come to Sarasota, Florida, to experience the year-round beauty of its beaches, shoreline, and sunsets.
Many have discovered Sarasota is home to a unique, "always quilting" store where quilters with years of experience practice their craft, right in the store. Visitors watch, ask questions, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Alma Sue's Quilts is a multi-purpose shop.
We make custom quilts, host quilting and sewing classes and special events, and offer a large selection of quilts, kits, fabric, and supplies. Most days, quilts are being made as customers shop.
When it comes to quilts, you name it and we do it.
We make handbags, quilted potholders, scrubbies, tea towels, a crib outfit for a nursery, custom placemats, napkins, table runners, and many other items from fabric.
Check out our new section of patterns, kits and quilted handbags to go...all designed and Made in America by Linda (Pursenalities), a local designer in Palm Harbor, Fl. Puts that other purse maker Vera Br....y to shame, her bags are now made in CHINA!
We offer many types of fabric from the U.S. and overseas. We carry a full line of Amy Butler products as well as designs from Kaffe Fassett. We are known as the Kaffe Fassett headquarters of Western Florida.
Our beautiful quilts include one that is on display at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. Our customers include John Sims, an internationally known artist and former Coordinator of Mathematics at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota.
We think the pleasure of quilting goes hand in hand with the pleasure of helping others.
During September, Alma Sue's took part in a national event to help children who suffer from cancer. In our Sarasota shop we put together dozens of custom pillowcases for those kids! Thanks to the ladies who participated for four days, we cut and sewed 133 pillowcases for sick kids in area hospitals.
The national event was run by the non-profit ConKerr Cancer. To learn more about ConKerr, click here.
We are a pickup site for ConKerr pillowcases. If you would like to donate your time to make a pillowcase for a child with a serious illness, please stop by or call us.
Over the past several years, Alma Sue's has donated over 300 yards of fabric to the Kidz Quilts group of ladies who make quilts for the babies and children at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Often we come in to the shop and find a box of donated stash sitting outside our door from someone who can no longer sew and quilt. We make sure these donations find a good home by passing them on to one of the area churches to make sewing kits, school kits, and health kits for disadvantaged children. Some of the fabric is used by sewing circles to make quilts to be tied or stitched and donated to various causes through MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Sometimes the fabric is donated to the Salvation Army where quilts and pillows are made for distribution to needy individuals.
Our latest initiative is making covers for the homeless people in Sarasota. Larger pieces of fabric are sewn together without a batting and the blanket is tied or machine quilted. The sewing circle ladies of several churches are involved in this project and are always eager for our fabric scraps.