Welcome to our GSQA website home. I’m delighted and honored to be president of the Gulf States Quilting Association. We are dedicated to promoting the learning and sharing of quilting in the southeastern region. I invite you to consider joining if you are not yet a member. GSQA has introduced me to many people who have shared new techniques, patterns and most of all support and encouragement to maintain my enjoyment of making quilts - from traditional quilts to art quilts.
We have four meetings a year which are held in-person in different cities in our region, as well as via Zoom attendance, to keep members informed of activities offered year-round: from varied single classes to a 3-day Seminar in odd years (held March 2023), a 2-day judged Show in even years (next one April 2024); charity projects; and notice of member guild quilt shows in our region. In addition, GSQA publishes a quarterly newsletter that keeps our members up to date on our activities.
Opportunities to share your traditional, modern and art quilts, and all embellishments in-between, are encouraged. Members are encouraged to volunteer in our events and serve in leadership roles. May the comfort and beauty you bring to so many maintain our dedication to share our love of and learn more about design, color and stitching of cloth.
Donita Qualey, GSQA 2023 President