* Hand Quilting
A father's flannel shirts.
Alma Sue's Quilts uses 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 memory quilt is a composite of pieces of fabric from a young baseball player's Little League T-shirts, incorporated into a larger piece of patterned fabric. 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.
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 the recent Friendship Knot Quilter's Guild show held in Sarasota March 11-12, 2011. This quilt also received the "Viewer's Choice" award.
We now have two Longarm Quilting Machines that can help you create a quilt in a fraction of the time required to stitch one by hand.