About Us


The Palm Beach Modern Quilt Guild is for full-time and part-time residents in and around the Palm Beach area who have an interest in modern quilting and design.

Our members will meet regularly to discuss all things quilting, including education, tips, and sharing of ideas.

Our guild is a part of the international organization, the Modern Quilt Guild, an international organization supporting the modern quilting community and the host of the annual quilting convention, Quiltcon!

Monthly Meetings – The PBMQG meets on the first Saturday of every month at 1:30pm at Laura’s Sewing & Quilt Shop in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Susan Skatoff


Susan is an new quilter who is excited to learn more about modern quilting.  Susan can often be found hanging around Laura’s starting yet another project!  When shes not ripping out stitches, she looks after 4 kids, husband and rescue dog Ludwig.

Sherry Pasquariello

Vice President

Sherry has always been fascinated by quilts, but started quilting when she and her husband lived on Maui in the 1990’s. Her first project was a Hawaiian quilt pattern made into a pillow – all hand-appliqued and quilted. At the time, she thought it was cheating unless everything was done by hand – her opinion has since changed….A Lot!

She recently got her quilty wish and added a long arm to her sewing room! Sherry served on the Board of the South Florida MQG for 3 years booking online lectures and workshops for the Guild. Sherry, her husband, and their 2 Bichons, Oliver and Fiona, recently moved to Jupiter where Sherry grew up many years ago. She enjoys all types of quilting, although improv is a bit of struggle for her, so she’s looking forward to learning and growing along with the Palm Beach MQG!

Dianne McCarthy

Vice President

Dianne comes from a long line of makers and has been stitching her whole life.  She grew up outside of Boston, MA went to college in Portland, ME where she met her husband, Michael.  They lived there until moving to Stuart in January of 2021. She is blessed with two adult children, both married, one in LA and one Maine and between them she has 5 beautiful grandchildren ranging from 8 to 17.

She came to quilting about 20 years ago. She stumbled across Jacquie Gering in 2013, and has been hooked ever since.  She has had quilts had accepted into Quilton, as well as at the Elegant Threads Exhibition at the Lighthouse Museum of Art in 2023 where she sold her first work.  Dianne is a member of the PBMQG, Maine Modern Quilt Guild, SAQA and Surface Design Association.