Pursuit of Excellence (POE)

GSQA is fortunate to have so many talented members who are willing to share their areas of expertise with other members. GSQA offers free classes throughout the year called Pursuit of Excellence (POE). These classes are intended for members to take the lessons learned back to their guilds to share.

Each Affiliated Member Guild is invited to submit two member representatives to attend an upcoming POE session.  GSQA Guild Liaisons should submit a POE application on behalf of their guild. There is usually a limit of 20 seats at each location so don't wait to send in your application!! Keep in mind, the form must be either emailed or dropped in the mail. For questions, call or text Paula Mathews, POE Chair at 601-467-7059 or email [email protected]

Upcoming POE dates:

All 2020 POE offerings are on hold. 

However, if you know of locations for hosting future POEs, please contact Paula Mathews, POE Chair.


Participants should bring the following items to each POE:

  • Sewing maching and power cord
  • Scissors and thread snips
  • Extra bobbins and machine needles
  • Small cutting mat, necessary rulers and rotary cutter
  • Coordinating thread and pins
  • Small trash bag
  • Notebook for notes