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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!

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Workshops

Other Events


GSQA's retreat offerings are traditionally scheduled in the Spring and Fall seasons.  Join your fellow GSQA Member quilters for a weekend of sharing ideas, tips, and lots of quilting inspiration. Beginning and advanced quilters alike will enjoy the getaway.  The next retreat is scheduled for November 2024 - sign up as soon as you can!


Date & Time:  November 21-24, 2024
Location:    William J. Kelley Retreat Center
510 N. Second Street
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
 Lodging Cost:  Double Occupancy Room - $250 per person (deposit=$125)

Single Occupancy Room - $310 per person(deposit=$155)

Important Details: 

Deposit is due at Signup and is Non-Refundable.

Balance Due by August 21, 2024 (3 months prior to start of retreat)

Cost includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (worth $30/day)

USE THE WAITLIST OPTION if you don't get in immediately.  We use this list to help registrants who may have to cancel and need help finding a replacement.

**If you need to cancel your retreat registration, you are responsible for finding your replacement & are also responsible for getting your money from them.  Please notify the Retreat Chair of the change in attendee.  Once you have paid through the website, any money exchange for cancellations will not go through GSQA.

This is a Free Sew Retreat - bring your own fabric projects!
An Ironing Station & Cutting Station will be available.
Bring all of your own Sewing Supplies
Bring your own rotary cutter and special rulers.
You are encouraged to bring your own personal iron & cutting mat for small pieces.
You are encouraged to bring your own Design Wall if you have one.

Registration now open - Click here!

To register online for retreats, you must be a current GSQA member.  

If you have any questions, please email or reach out to Leigh Babin, Retreat Chair

Gulf States Quilting Association (GSQA)


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