The temperatures are heating up so I'll be spending more time in the air conditioning. Such a good excuse to make more quilts. It is never too early to start making quilts for our "2018 Quilting in Paradise Show". I'd love to see all of our members have a quilt hanging in the show. I hope to see you at the meetings.
Mission Statement: The purpose of our club is to promote interest, appreciation, enjoyment, and knowledge of quilting in every aspect as an art form and a craft; as well as to encourage high standards of technique and design along with preserving our quilt-making heritage and traditions. The club also assists our surrounding communities by utilizing the talents of our members with various ongoing charitable works and services. Membership is open to anyone who enjoys quilting, sewing, and fellowship!
Our History: The Crazy Quilters Club was the brainchild of Dolores Knight. She and Lorene Gruber formed the club when they met at Dolores' home with six other women as a daytime quilting group. "We will be the Crazy Quilters" they decided, and they voted on that name. Peggy Armour and Barbara Hill volunteered to find a permanent meeting place. They would meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, except for holidays. Attending the first meeting were: Dolores Knight, Lorene Gruber, Peggy Armour, Mary Schroeder, Jeanne Taxacher, Barbara Hill, Peggy VanCott, and Betty Wilson.
The second meeting was held at Lorene Gruber's home. They welcomed two new members that day: Andrea Wallman and Mary Wheeler. Peggy Armour reported the meetings would be held at the PSL Library. The members agreed that one meeting per month would be a program to share their diverse talents. The others would be for group projects.
The first official meeting was January 12, 1994, with the election of officers, the collection of dues, and planning of future projects. Thirteen charter members attending were: Dolores Knight, Lorene Gruber, Doris Ingalls, Theresa Perry, Mary Wheeler, Peggy Armour, Peggy VanCott, Mary Schroeder, Barbara Hill, Jeanne Taxacher, Andrea Wallman, Betty Wilson, and Joan Anderson.
Meetings are held every Wednesday. Club activities include community service, workshops, and demonstrations where quilting skills are perfected. We have a "Show & Tell" at meetings, where our members show off the beautiful quilts and other items they have made. Quilt shows are held every two years.
Sunshine - Connie Bionta 50/50 - Norma Cretella & Sheila Quinn Fat Quarters - Pat Mauro & Rosemary Yelland Show & Tell - Barbara Watson & Jennifer Lee Birthdays - Lori Hassing, Karen Scesny, Maryann Sinagra, & Jeanne Whaley Photography - Ann Wilson Travel - Jan Marshall
Meetings are held at: St Andrew Lutheran Church -Fellowship Hall- 295 NW Prima Vista Blvd. Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
General Meeting: 1st & 3rd Wednesday - 12:00-3:00 pm
Sew-in's: 2nd & 4th Wednesday - Time TBA
Board Meeting: 3rd Wednesday - 10:30 am
Executive Board: Cathy Landon - President Joan Salerno - 1st Vice President, Membership Candace Ross - 2nd Vice President, Programs Kris Carbone - Secretary Joey Mettley - Treasurer Gail Zorr - Member at Large Karen Marchetti - Webmaster Eileen Roge - Parlimentarian Mary Ellen Honan - Philanthropy
Past Presidents: Felice Gokey 2011-2014 Sally Johnson 2009-2010 Susan Adams 2007-2008 Peggy Suchorski 2006-2007 Susan Adams 2005-2006 Dolly Lockley 2003-2004 Tina Setla 2001-2002 Pam Grossman 1999-2000 Bernice McCarthy 1997-1998 Peggy Armour 1995-1996 Dolores Knight 1994
Port Saint Lucie Crazy Quilters
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a note from our President:
"Outta the Loop" by Eyvonne Smith & Karen Marchetti wins Best of Show, Best Machine Quilting, and First Place at the Palm Beach County Quilters Guild 2016 show (3/2016) Wearable Art - Jacket by Eyvonne Smith (quilted by Karen Marchetti) wins First Place at the Palm Beach County Quilters Guild 2016 show (3/2016) Sunkissed" by Theresa Olson is a semi-finalist in the AQS Paducah 2016 show (3/2016) "Christmas Colors" by Sharon Hendrix (quilted by Karen Marchetti) is a semi-finalist in the AQS Paducah 2016 show (3/2016) "Almost Amish" by Sharon Hendrix is a semi-finalist in the AQS Paducah 2016 show (3/2016) "Outta the Loop" by Eyvonne Smith & Karen Marchetti wins Best Longarm Quilting Innovative at PA National Quilt Extravaganze (9/2015) Famous Female Faces (Journeys Thru Art) wins First Place - Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS Grand Rapids (August 2015) - several PSLCQ members Flowers: Always and All Ways (Out of the Box Design Group) wins Honorable Mention - Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS Grand Rapids (August 2015) - several PSLCQ members "Lucy" by Karen Marchetti wins Honorable Mention at MQS, Cedar Rapids, IA (5/2015) "Jacobean Journey" by Cathy Landon wins 1st Place Mixed Technique at Broward Quilt Expo (3/2015) "Wonderlust" by Karen Marchetti wins Honorable Mention at AQS Albuquerque (1/2015) "Vintage Valentine" by Theresa Olson wins Best Machine Workmanship at Mancuso World Quilt Show FL Competition VI, West Palm Beach, FL (1/2015) "True Colors (aka White Lines" by Karen Marchetti wins 2nd Place at Mancuso World Quilt Show FL Competition VI, West Palm Beach, FL (1/2015)