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Gulf States Quilting Association (GSQA)  is a quilting organization that was established in 1984 to create, stimulate, maintain and promote an interest in all things related to quilts and quilt making.  The geographical boundaries of GSQA include Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. 

The membership of GSQA is comprised of individual members that are members-at-large or members of  the network of GSQA affiliated chapter guilds.  Community events organized by GSQA include quarterly meetings, classes, quilt shows, seminars, workshops, lectures and retreats. 

You can find out more about membership on the Membership tab

Welcome to the new GSQA website! We hope you find the new site easier to use and can access all the upcoming events and news for the guild.

The website should be easily viewable on computers or phone screens. Use the main menu to navigate the site (above on computers, to the left on phones).

Be sure to check out the Wild Apricot for Members app available for both Androids and Iphones.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback on the website, please email us at

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Quilt Show Registration is now closed!  Due to reaching maximum capacity, we are no longer able to accept entries.  It's going to be a great show!

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 Upcoming Events

GSQA has so many upcoming events including our quarterly meetings, exciting classes, and the 2024 Quilt Show in Slidell, Louisiana.

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2024 Quilt Show Information

GSQA 20th Biennial Quilt Show 2024

“Gulf States Beauty”

Date: April 12-13, 2024   Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Harbor Center, Slidell, Louisiana 

The Gulf States Quilting Association proudly presents the 20th Biennial GSQA Quilt Show at The Harbor Center in Slidell, LA.    The event begins with three days of quilt judging followed by the public showing from Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 13.

    •  Enjoy a myriad of beautiful quilts - there will be over 300 judged quilts that will be displayed with ribbons and prizes awarded to the winning quilts.
    • Peruse the Merchants Mall that will include vendors from all over the US, including but not limited to scissor sharpening; sewing thread; fabric; woven baskets; etc.
    • Also don't miss the chance to shop the Quilter's Craft Boutique with handmade creations by your fellow makers.
    • Adult admission is $12 for one day and $15 for two day pass; admission for children under 12 is $5.
    • Check back regularly - the list of GSQA Quilt Show Vendors is a work in progress!

Check out the Quilt Show Tab above for more information including entry categories and processes for entering.

2024 Quilt Show Opportunity Quilt

“Gulf Coast Beauty” quilt- queen size

Would you like to win this quilt? You can!! For only $2 per chance, you have an opportunity to own this fabulous quilt.

The individual blocks were made by many members of Gulf States Quilting Association, and the best were chosen by 2 of our Seminar teachers. Vernon Chee put the top together, Robben Hennessey Karr did the exquisite quilting, and the binding was attached by Carol Jaynes. The quilt is an original design by Donita Toups Qualey and her committee: Vernon, Judy Walker and Libby Black.

This is truly a magnificent work of art!

If you would like a chance click email us at .

Who’s going to win it at the drawing on 4-13-2024 at the GSQA Quilt show at the Harbor Center In Slidell? It could be you! It only takes 1 ticket to win! Appraised at $2,829.

Welcome from the President

Welcome to Gulf States Quilting Association, 2024. I am excited and honored to be president of this wonderful organization, which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. As a member for at least 30 years, I can attest to wealth of knowledge I have gained from meetings, Seminar classes, Circuit Teachers, and many other activities hosted by GSQA. I invite you to join this fantastic group of artists and share your talents. If you are just beginning to quilt, you have come to the right place.

Our meetings are held in various cities throughout the region in January, April, July and October and we look forward to our mini weekend vacations. For those who are unable to be present in person, we provide Zoom. A few weeks before each meeting, the quarterly newsletter is emailed to all members, to keep everyone informed of what's happening, such as the Quilt Show, April, 2024.

I encourage you to participate, share, volunteer and become leaders of the quilters of tomorrow. This is a wonderful organization that I am so proud to be a member of.

Loretta Webre, 2024 GSQA President


Becoming a member of GSQA is sure to expand your knowledge of quilting and your circle of quilty friends! Some of the benefits of joining the GSQA guild are:

  • Fun and informative quarterly guild meetings and programs
  • Workshops & classes offered in conjunction with the Quarterly Meetings or through local guilds
  • Various quarterly activities like Lotto Block and Charity Sew (participate in one or all - you decide!)
  • Quarterly Quilt Talk Newsletter
  • Membership Roster
  • Membership card that entitles you to a discount with many of our affiliates and retail stores
  • Discounted fees for the Biennial Quilt Show (held in even years)
  • Discounted fees for Quilt Seminar Workshops (held in odd years)
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