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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Classes


   Labyrinth Quilt - $85   
Tuesday July 18 and 23   1-4 pm
 
  Price includes Pattern, fabric kit, instructions, and free open sewing sessions on Thursdays to finish the quilt if needed.   
  Suitable for beginners who know how to use rotary cutting tools. This class introduces the student to half square triangles and borders.     
   We chose a modern look in red, black, grey, and white for the sample.  
   
Afternoon Delight = $85
Tuesday August 15 and 22  1-4 pm

   Price includes Pattern, Fabric Kit, instructions, and free open sewing sessions on Thursday to finish if needed.
  Suitable for beginners who know how to use rotary cutting tools. This quilt is constructed of flying geese, 4-patches, and the focus fabric is a square within a square.  Choose one of two kit colors selected from Kaufman's Holiday Flourish line:  one is in red, black, and silver grey; the other is in red, green, and black.  The focus fabric for both is a beautiful poinsettia print.  
  
    PRIVATE CLASSES - $12/hour
  Beginning Sewing, How to use your sewing machine, T shirt quilt, Memory Quilt, Beginning Quilting, Finish a Project, Free Motion Quilting, or whatever your specific needs happen to be.
  Call 941-330-0993 to set a date and discuss your individual needs.


Row by Row


Row by Row

Begins Wednesday, June 21
This annual event runs from the first day of summer until the day after Labor Day in September.  
The theme this year is "On the Go."  Each participating shop designs a row approximately 9x36 inches.  Shoppers travel and pick up a FREE pattern from each shop visited and make a quilt using at least eight (8) different rows.  A quilter who first submits a quilt to any shop wins a stack of 25 fat quarters.  If that shop's row is in the quilt, then the quilter wins a bonus prize.
The rules can be viewed on the website "Rowbyrowexperience.com."  All the Florida rows are displayed on the Florida Facebook:"Florida /Row by Row Experience."

If you are on a road trip, call ahead and we will stay and wait for you.  941-330-0993


Thursday Open Sewing



    Thursday from 1-4 pm
    Fee:  $8 per session.  No charge if you are finishing a project from one of our classes!

  
Limited to 4 individuals.  Please call 941-330-0993 to register!
  
  This is not the same as a private class, however, we will help you with the details of finishing your project. Our "seasoned" staff has a combined pool of more than 150 years of knowledge and experience in quilting.  Duke is the applique and repair expert, Faye excels in free motion quilting and general quilt construction, Dena knows every aspect of deciphering patterns and making quilts, and Ella fills in the gaps, having worked on several thousand quilts over the last 15 years.  This unique mix of knowledge and skills in one place is unusual and you get to tap into this repository at the Open Sewing sessions.  Thursday sessions are akin to a quilt academy.     

     Use our machines, or bring yours. 

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!
 

SUMMER HOURS


Please Note

SUMMER HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Open 10 am - 3 pm

Thursday and Friday
Open 10 am - 5 pm

Other hours by request or appointment

We are frequently in the shop sewing and quilting beyond these hours.  You will know we are still there working if the lights are on and there is a car and/or golf cart parked outside the East door.  Feel free to join us.

If there is something you need beyond these hours, please call 941-330-0993 and we will wait for you. 

To the Row by Row collectors, please call ahead and we will gladly wait for you.


WELCOME!

  Alma Sue's Quilt Shop offers a full line of QUILTING SERVICES.
  - Hand Quilting by Amish QUILTERS
  - Quilt Repair and Restoration
  - Quilt Binding
  - Complete your Unfinished Projects and TOPS
  - DESIGN and finish a CUSTOM Quilt
- Free Motion Quilting
- Long Arm Quilting

Check out our section of HANDMADE QUILTS in all sizes and price range.  From BABY quilts to King size.  Need another color or size?  Let us design one for you. 

  We design and make CUSTOM QUILTS.  All work is done right here in our Sarasota store, in the PINECRAFT community amid displays of finished quilts.  Visit us and watch accomplished quilters at work.

Yes we have lots of fabric from the major mills, since we pull from our stock on the floor to make the quilts.  And an entire WALL of FLORIDA and seaside prints. 

Wide range of BATTING choices:  Hobbs Heirloom blend in cotton, wool, silk, Battalizer, synthetic, Quilters Dream Batting.  We can help you select the proper batting for your project.  Because we use a high volume of batting, our prices are significantly less than those in the chain stores.  We carry batting NOT FOUND in chain stores.

   Closed Sunday and Holidays

Summer hours begin May 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10-3 pm

Thursday and Friday 10-5  

We will be in the shop, busy sewing samples and making quilts.  Please feel free to join us if the lights are on.  ENTER through the single door on the EAST side.  The door where the golf cart and employee cars are parked. 
Check our Facebook page to see current quilts in the hand frame, new kits and new quilts tops made by us and our customers and upcoming classes. 
Search for "Alma Sue's Quilts Shop"


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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 0.0175 - 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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