* Hand Quilting
A father's Flannel Shirts
Alma Sue's Sewists use mementos of special people and special occasions to create one-of-a-kind memory quilts. They can celebrate a personal triumph or preserve the memory of a departed loved one. We specialize in making these quilts, which become cherished keepsakes.
This T Shirt Quilt is a composite of T Shirts, fabric and photos from a young baseball player's Little League days. The T-shirts appear to float in a sea of baseballs.
Alma Sue's Quilts specializes in Memory Quilts and T-shirt Quilts. We take great care in producing these unique pieces. You can send your T Shirts off to an unknown place found on the internet, or for the same price (or less!) you can have it made locally! Plus you can be involved in the placement and selection of fabrics and approve the design as it progresses!
Out of town? Feel free to send your bag of T shirts to us, please call first (941-330-0993).
Another fine, recent example was a memory quilt made from mola, which is a colorful native fabric of the Kuna people of Panama.
This fine quilt shown here is whole cloth. It contains thousands of yards of thread. It was purchased in France and brought to Alma Sue's Quilts for finishing by a customer.
Whole cloth quilts harken back to the days, some 200 years ago, when quilting was still in its infancy in America. The finest quilts came from Europe, where some of the most accomplished practicers of the craft would spend many hours quilting a single, large piece of cloth to give it a textured, "relief" appearance.
That sort of exquisite needlework is evident in the whole cloth quilt that arrived recently at Alma Sue's Quilts. It is, in fact, one of a kind -- an heirloom which, like a tapestry, will last for hundreds of years. The finished piece is entered into a quilt show in North Carolina.
We are proud of our hand stitching. Call the shop at (941) 330-0993 for details of how you can take advantage of our Blue Ribbon-winning handiwork. The quilt shown here was awarded 1st place in the large applique division at a Friendship Knot Quilter's Guild show held in Sarasota. This quilt also received the "Viewer's Choice" award.
As the operator, you can free motion your own pattern, stippling or meandering. You can also use the pantograph with a pre-printed overall pattern. You keep your eye on the pattern and follow it with a laser beam dot projected on the quilt pattern. The longarm machine stitches this pattern into the quilt.
Information you need to know before sending the quilt top: