On September 23, 1985, a letter was sent to all groups in the county that had attended the organization meetings in hopes of forming a county-wide quilt guild.
Barbara Logullo and Kathy Ward notified the ladies that they had a located a place that was large enough, easily accessible and free of charge. Two dozen women representing ten quilting bees attended the first organizational meeting which was scheduled for Monday, October 28, 1985, from seven to nine PM at the Palm Beach Gardens Community Center. The agenda, following refreshment, was to include a business meeting for the reading and adoption of by-laws and a program of "show and tell” by various quilt groups as a way to introduce themselves to each other. A representatives’ meeting was also scheduled for November 8, 1985, for the purpose of forming a nominating committee.
The Palm Beach Quilters’ Guild was about to become a reality.
By the second meeting in January 1986, with 38 in attendance, there was $200.00 in the Treasury and the nominating committee was choosing a slate of officers for election to be held in April. In October 1887 the Guild held its first quilt show, named "Quilt Harvest,” at Howard Park. This was followed by the second annual Quilt Harvest in 1988 and the third in 1989.
By 1988 the group began holding monthly meeting at the Flagler Museum. In the spring of 1996 the Guild moved to the West Palm Beach Garden Club. In 1997 the first Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow show was held at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
After more than a quarter century, our not-for-profit organization continues to promote knowledge of and interest in quilt making through charitable projects and educational workshop.
The guild maintains an excellent library of quilting books and videos. sewing charity quilts for our own Community Outreach program, hands –on- lesson, or a yard sale of quilting items etc. The guild is a not-for-profit organization and engages in charitable projects. In the past, recipients of quilts made by members have included: Aid to Victims of Domestic Assault, Inc., VA Medical Center, Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies, YMCA’s Harmony House, Quantum House, First Care, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, The Salvation Army, The Special Olympics, Survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Safe Harbor, Home Safe, the earth-quake in Japan, Habitat for Humanity and other organizations of need.
Today, we continue to hold quilt shows, participate in the South Florida Fair, and hold workshops, pot luck party’s. Monthly meetings are held at the Bink Museum in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds.