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GSQA Events

GSQA sponsors community service endeavors through quilting shows, seminars, workshops, lectures and retreats. You can find out more about upcoming events including quarterly meetings, classes, and retreats below. 

General Membership Quarterly Meetings

The General Membership Quarterly Meetings are traditionally held in January, April, July, and October and are a fun gathering of members.  These meetings are hosted by Affiliated Guilds and typically include:

  • A class or classes held on the prior day(s) leading up to the meeting (separate registration)
  • Refreshments
  • Tables to purchase GSQA swag
  • Guild business agenda items
  • Previews of upcoming events
  • Door prizes
  • Lotto block and opportunity quilts
  • Guest lectures

We would love to see you there!

Other Events


GSQA's retreat offerings are traditionally scheduled in the Spring and Fall seasons.  

Join a creative group of quilters for a weekend of sharing ideas, tips and lots of quilting inspiration. Beginning and advanced quilters alike will enjoy the getaway.  Sign up as soon as you can!!  

The first retreat of 2023 was a big hit. Our next retreat is scheduled for November 21-24.

Stay tuned for more info as the details develop: information will be posted on the website, in the newsletter and on the Members-Only Facebook page.


Date & Time:  November 21-24, 2024
Location:    William J. Kelley Retreat Center
510 N. Second Street
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
 Lodging Cost: TBD

To register online for retreats, you must be a current GSQA member.  If you have any questions, please email

Gulf States Quilting Association (GSQA)


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