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Important Notice!

Retail closed from Monday August 10 to Tuesday September 10

So what are we doing during that time?  Summer vacations, Faye and Teresa checking out new quilting machine, Ella in Ohio family reunions, rearranging shop for better use of floor space, staff inservice, getting kids back to school, all of those things that just don't seem to get done during the normal work week!  My TO DO list is always ambitious and somehow things just don't get crossed off.  Some days its two steps forward and one step back.  The toilet broke, light bulb in storage room out, electricity blinked and screwed up the credit card scanner, cash register drawer locked up (yes it did one day for Duke!), fire alarm box starts beeping, distributor shipped the wrong pattern (need it asap for a class), an unexpected bus or group of shop hoppers arrive (that's a welcome surprise!) and so on....  
We will still be holding classes scheduled during this time, and sewing on custom orders.  Chipping away at our Christmas sewing list; the goal is to be finished by December 1 so we can take in any last minute orders.  If you need anything during this time, can send an email to Ella, or stop in if the lights are on. 

Ongoing Hot Pick now throughout the end of August.

Buy 2 FQ, get one free!  

Applies to those already cut.  Same deal for Fat Eights.  It does apply to bundles.  We count what is in the bundle and give you every 3rd FQ free.

The mini classes have been a sellout!  By popular demand we are extending them into the fall.  It is nice to sew something, with no homework, and entire project finished in the time slot.  Fun little things to sew multiples for gifts.  If you have anything of interest, let us know and we will make a mini class for it. 

All the mini classes are on Thursday morning from


MORE CLASSES. . . . . . .
Tuesday Mornings 10 am - 1 pm
One Block Wonder, Using Panels.  September 10, 17, 24.  $45 includes book and ruler.  Buy 4 panels, get 3 FREE (several exceptions for new digital panels).  Confident Beginner.  Instructor Faye

Patchwork Pumpkin Table Runner.  October 1, 8, 15.  $58 includes pattern and fabric kit to make runner.  Photo on Facebook.  Just in time for the fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Uses fusible grid to make it quick and easy! Instructor Dawn

Showering Stars Quilt.  October 22, 29, November 5.  $85 includes pattern and fabric kit to make top and binding.  Instructor Faye

MegaStar or Lone Star quilt.  November 12, 19, 26.  $85 includes pattern and fabric kit to make top and binding.  Your choice, make it modern or keep it a classic centered Lone Star.  We show you how.  Instructor Faye

Each Tuesday Afternoon 1:30 - 4:30 pm
September 10, 17, 24.  October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Beginning Quilting.  Jump in anytime and join in this continuing class.  We start you from the beginning, and work through all the techniques you need to make a quilt.    Fee includes the "Learn to Quilt" book and all the supplies needed (rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat) to begin quilting.  If you already have tools we adjust the class fee.

FOR SALE:  Vintage Elna Sewing Machine and accessories.  That pink Elna.  If interested Call Nancy at 941-725-5186.  Machine is at Alma Sue's if you wish to see it.  Discuss with Nancy directly, the shop is not involved in the sale.

I will let you know more about the professional quilting machine Teresa and Faye are going to preview in another newsletter.  We need something to accommodate queen and king size quilt tops.  Hopefully it will allow for a one-day and two-day turnaround for a finished quilt without all the tension, puckering, pleating problems encountered when trying to do a large quilt on a standard hobby or home long arm machine where the quilt has to be rolled and rolled and rolled again.  

Its been a good summer so far without storm, hope it continues.  See you later.
Ella at Alma Sue's