Alma Sue’s Quilts celebrates the craft and artistry of quilting! They make custom quilts by hand. All work is done right in their Sarasota store, amid displays of finished quilts, Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics, and all the materials a quilter might need. They offer many types of fabric from the U.S. and overseas. They are known as the Kaffe Fassett headquarters of Western Florida. Visit them and watch accomplished quilters at work. Take lessons. Bring in fabric mementos and let them create a keepsake memory quilt or T-shirt quilt.
Alma Sue’s Quilts is a multi-purpose shop. They 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 they can do it. They make customized quilts by hand. They bind, clean, and repair quilts. They even can complete an unfinished quilt started years earlier. Inspiration for a custom-made quilt can come from anywhere. They can design a quilt based on a photo or just an idea.
At Alma Sue’s Quilts, they also make handbags, quilted potholders, scrubbies, tea towels, a crib outfit for a nursery, custom placemats, napkins, table runners, and many other items from fabric.
Their beautiful quilts include one that is on display at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. Their customers include John Sims, an internationally known artist and former Coordinator of Mathematics at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota.
At Alma Sue’s Quilts, they think the pleasure of quilting goes hand in hand with the pleasure of helping others. Alma Sue’s took part in a national event run by the non-profit ConKerr Cancer to help children who suffer from cancer. In their Sarasota shop they put together dozens of custom pillowcases for those kids! Thanks to the ladies who participated for four days, they cut and sewed 133 pillowcases for sick kids in area hospitals. 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. Sometimes the fabric is donated to the Salvation Army where quilts and pillows are made for distribution to needy individuals. Their latest initiative is making covers for the homeless people in Sarasota.
“Lots of beautiful fabric to choose from. Ladies are very helpful. Fabric is also very easy to see the beautiful colors and well organized.” – Joyce Ann Schoonover
“Very cute shop!!! Nice selection of fabric. Very helpful and friendly! Amazing quotes on display!” – Nidster M.
“A fine selection of quilting materials. Many other homemade items like aprons, fridge towels, crocheted baby afghans, booties. Two large frames occupy a portion of the store where women are working on community quilts, stitching by hand. The employees are knowledgeable, happy and helpful.” – Deke K.
“My wife bought a sewing machine this week and has been slowly scouting out all of the local sewing shops to see what they have to offer. I’ve been going along with her to these shops and I must say so far Alma Sue’s Quilt Shop has the best selection. Alma Sue’s Quilt Shop is in the heart of Sarasota Amish country and right up the street from Yoder’s restaurant. They have a wide selection of fabrics and holds sewing classes weekly.” – Tim W.
“Fantastic place to buy fabrics, kits, everything quilting! And if you have time, stay and watch the wonderful ladies hand quilt. Awesome place. I will be returning.” – Rhonda B. King
3737 Bahia Vista St.