a note from our President:

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

2nd & 4th Wednesday - Time TBA

Board Meeting:
3rd Wednesday - 10:30 am

Executive Board:
Violet Bagliore - President
Shirley Grosor- 1st Vice President, Membership
Karen Malio - 2nd Vice President, Programs
Denise Hirn - Secretary
Ann Wilson - Treasurer
Sheila Quinn - Member at Large
Karen Marchetti - Social Media
Lori Carr -
Maureen McNally - Philanthropy

Want to Join?
Print out our New Member form - send via mail or bring it with you to your first meeting.

Happy New Year Quilters,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the past board members who tirelessly supported this guild; and at the same time, welcome the new executive board and committee chairs.

Please be patient as we all get familiar with our new roles and responsibilities, it is my hope that it won't be long until we are settled in and moving full speed ahead. This is going to be an exciting year filled with new and fun activities. 

Happy Stitching,

Welcome!  Site updated on 03/10/2019

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 Port St. Lucie Crazy Quilters Guild was the brainchild of Dolores Knight. She and Lorene Gruber formed the Guild 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 Wednesday of each month, except for holidays. Attending the first meeting were: Dolores Knight, Peggy Armour, Jeanne Taxacher, Peggy Van Cott, Lorene Gruber, Mary Schroeder, Barbara Hill, 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 Port St. Lucie Library. The members agreed that one meeting per month would be a program to share their diverse talents. The other meeting 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 programs. Thirteen charter members attended.

The first quilt show was held in 1995 at the Veterans Memorial Park building in Fort Pierce, FL. The first raffle quilt was a star quilt. It was made using English paper piecing and was called "the quilt from hell". Everyone in the Guild was given paper pieces in the shape of a triangle to form a star and beige fabric to finish the squares.

Helen Heller assembled the quilt and hand quilted it. She later became the treasurer of the PSL Crazy Quilters until 2006. The quilt was won by Jean Rockowitz (a relative of Andrea Wallman). Our name tags were in the shape of a little girl. The tags were carved from wood and hand painted by one of the husbands. The members and their husbands put up the quilts using PVC pipes and took them down after the show.

Laurel Long (who is still an active member) joined the club 1995-1996 with Peggy Armour as President.

Peggy Suchorski and Susan Adams joined in 1997 with Bernice McCarthy as President. The Guild met at the Morningside Library.

Guild activities include community service, workshops, and demonstrations where quilting skills are perfected. We have "Show and Tell" at meetings where our members show off the beautiful quilts and other items they have made. We produce quilt shows in even-numbered years.


Member News:

Bridges (Journeys Thru Art) wins First Place - Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS Grand Rapids (August 2017) - several PSLCQ members
"Summer's Delight" by Sheila Quinn wins Viewers Choice at AQS Daytona (3/2017)
"The Thing With Feathers" by Karen Marchetti wins Best Longarm Machine Workmanship at World Quilt Florida - Mancuso (1/2017)
"Summer's Delight" by Sheila Quinn wins 2nd Place Heirloom Quilt category at MQX Midwest, Springfield, Illinois (10/2016)
"Lucy" by Karen Marchetti wins Third Place Wall - Longarm Quilted at AQS Syracuse 2016 Show (7/2016)
"Almost Amish" and "Christmas Colors" by Sharon Hendrix are semi-finalists in the AQS Chattanooga 2016 Show (9/2016)
"Christmas Colors" by Sharon Hendrix (quilted by Karen Marchetti) is a semi-finalist in the AQS Grand Rapids 2016 Show (8/2016)
"Almost Amish" by Sharon Hendrix (quilted by Karen Marchetti) is a semi-finalist in the AQS Grand Rapids 2016 Show (8/2016)
"Almost Amish" by Sharon Hendrix wins Best Hand Quilting & First Place at the Palm Beach County Quilters Guild 2016 show (3/2016)
"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


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Committee Chairs:

Sunshine/Shadows - Sherry Savage
50/50 - Nancy Parsons
Show & Tell - Nancy Parsons
Birthdays - Paulette Berthiaume
Photography - Kathy Newburn
Door Greeter - Pauline Fallon
Quilting Sister - Helen McIntyre

Past Presidents:
Cathy Landon 2015-2018
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 


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