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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The Pineapple Block = $38 Confident Beginner
February 21 and 28 (Wednesday) 
  1-4 pm  Limited to 4 students
   A new class by Dena. 
   Call 941-330-0993 to reserve a spot 
   Price includes Creative Grids pineapple ruler (large size), multiple patterns showing how to make variations of the pineapple block, class, and 2 free open sewing sessions to complete the project.  Note:  the class fee does not include a fabric kit.  Our sample was made with a French General collection.  You may choose that fabric, or use fabric from your stash or even scraps.  
  In class you will learn how to make the blocks.  You can choose to set them into a table runner as the sample, or continue to make many blocks and set them into a quilt. 
Bargello $85 Confident Beginner
Feb. 27, March 6, March 13  10 am-1 pm
A repeat of the popular Bargello runner class to learn the technique.  Class includes precut kit, book, instructions and 2 free open sewing sessions to complete runner.  Book includes many quilt patterns once the technique is perfected.

Grandmother's Fan $38 Beginner
Tuesday February 20, 27 Faye
Fee includes wedge ruler, pattern, instructions, precut 10" layer cakes, and 2 free open sewing sessions to complete project. 
  Learn the easy way to work with curves.  Then assemble the completed fan squares in one of many layouts to create a variety of patterns.  Fan blades requires one charm pack, 12 jelly roll strips, or a handful of your scraps (fabric not included in class fee).

       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.

Announcing Radical Wednesday

Radical Prices on Clearance Fabrics

Each Wednesday clearance bin is $4/yard, minimum cut is 1/2 yard.  Fat quarters in clearance bin are $2 each.  Just arrived in clearance bin January 19, many colors of marbles.

New in the clearance bin - a selection of tiny prints designed by Mary Fons.  Flat folds not wrapped on bolts.  Each bundle is about 5 yards.  Must take entire bundle at $4/yard every day.  Great prints to use as quilt backing fabric.

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!


Please Note

Fall and Winter hours

Monday and Saturday
Open 10 am - 3 pm

Tuesday through Friday
Open 10 am - 5 pm

CLOSED Sundays and Holidays

Palm Grove Quilt Show and Sale

Wednesday February 7 to Saturday Feb. 10
Consignment days are Monday and Tuesday Feb. 5-6.  Show and sale opens Wednesday at 8 am and closes Saturday at 12 noon.  Held in the schoolhouse of Palm Grove Church, located just north of the intersection at Beneva Road and Bahia Vista Street.

Watch Alma Sue's Quilt Shop on FB to see daily show specials! 


  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

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 Quilt 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"

LIKE our Facebook page.  We post photos of current projects, quilts in the frame, and class projects on our FB page = Alma Sue's Quilt Shop

Quilting Retreats

March 21-23, 2018  Joe the Quilter
   Three days of quilt improvisation led by the renown Joe Cunningham.  24-hour sewing at the new hotel on campus.  Strictly limited to 20 participants.  Food catered by Der Dutchman.  Watch this site and our Facebook page (Alma Sue's Quilt Shop) for fee and more details as developed.

March - UFO workshop - dates to be determined

  Two days of quilting in sunny Sarasota at the new hotel on campus.  A quilt retreat led by Dena and her 10 elves, helping you finish one or more of your UFO's.  Don't like it anymore?  Then trade your UFO from someone else at the retreat.  Food catered by Der Dutchman.  Limited to 30 participants.  Watch this site and our FB page for more details as developed.