April: Thursday the 13th

Meeting Location:

St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison

5:00 -6:00 pm Join your friends for dinner at:

Las Trojas Cantina, 7840 Hwy 72W, Madison 35758

6:00-6:30 pm - Meet at St Matthew's, and sign in

6:30 pm - Meeting begins


Marcie, owner of The Elkton Quilt Shop in Ardmore, TN

Renew Your Membership

Letter from the President

Hello April. 

It looks like spring wants to be here. Seems to be dragging but hopefully will show soon. It is gonna be a busy month with the Paducah Quilt Show as well as various retreats happening. Our speaker for April is Marcy with the Elkton Quilt Shop in Ardmore, TN. She is planning a trunk show as well as offering fabric and other things. If you haven’t been to her store yet, you need to check it out plus you can swing by Mildred’s for lunch as a bonus to the day.

I wanted to remind everyone to start getting their sale merchandise ready for the yard sale in June. This is our chance to make all of those extra things we have in our stash and tool boxes disappear and for them to become someone else's much needed items. Talk to Sue Bartlow for a table.

Much credit is due to Susan Yell and Leigh Ann Hubbard for a stellar challenge this year. The half square triangle Paint Chip Challenge is a hit. I have received a lot of positive feedback about the creativity and drive it has brought about. Thanks Ladies.

Thanks everyone and I hopefully will see you at the meeting on April 13 and the mini retreat on April 15 at St Matthews Church on Hughes.


David O’Dell

Madison Station Guild President.

Paint Chip Challenge

If you haven't picked up your paint chips and entry form, you can still do that at our April or May meeting. Check out the website for more information

See instructions on the website

Mini-Guild Retreat -

April 15th at St Mathew's

We are preparing to have a fantastic Sew Day on April 15th from 9-3. We are asking people to bring power strips and extension cords. We would also like for people to bring some finger food to share like sandwiches, fruit, chips and dip or cookies or whatever. That's just some ideas for the day. There will be prizes thanks to both Sweet Home Quilting and Southern Charm who have graciously agreed to give us donations for this event. Susan will be speaking about it at the meeting and we will be looking for a show of hands as to how many will be coming out to sew with us. It promises to be a whole lot of fun and it will be really cool to see what everyone will be working on.

Charity Quilts

If you have been working on Charity Quilts, please bring them to the meeting and share during Show and Tell!!

Lorna Vickers

De-Stash For Cash at the June Meeting

Who has a stash of fabric or notions that you don’t use or changed your mind on? On June 8 we are going to have a De-stash for Cash sale for our meeting. We can have up to 20 tables and it is $10 cash to participate. We will be putting up to two people per 8-foot table. The $10 collected will go directly to a mission here at the church. There will be a sign up sheet near or at the membership table at this month's meeting. Please bring cash to sign up. You can do any handmade items, quilting, and sewing supplies. Please make sure to price your items. Questions, text or call Sue at 256-617-3167.

Minutes from the March Meeting

Madison Station Quilt Guild, Secretary’s Report

General Membership Meeting, March 9, 2023

Location: St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758 Attendance: 62 members, 0 new members, 2 visitors

Call-to Order: Meeting was started at 6:34 pm by President David O’Dell

'Old Business:

  • A motion to approve February meeting minutes was made, seconded and approved. New Business: • Members are reminded to renew their annual membership.
  • New Event: “Destash for Cash” was announced and details presented by Sue Bartlow. The event will be held on June 8th. Members can obtain a half table for the sale for $10 (which will be donated to the church for a mission). Items should be quilting or sewing related and sign-ups will begin in April. Additional details will be in the Newsletter.
  • Helen and Diane announced a Guild Retreat that will take place at St. Matthews on April 15h from 9am to 4pm. Hang out with fellow quilters, bring your lunch/drink, an extension cord and project of your choice. There will be drawing for prizes. Three-yard quilt kits will also be available to work on charity quilts.
  • Donation gifts:
  • Three (3) members received thank you gift cards provided by Barb’s Sewing Center, Three Hens and a Chick, and Sweet Home Quilting.
  • Three (3) donations thank you gifts including a paint can quilt kit/pattern, fabric and notions bundle for half-square triangles and a Sue Daley rotating cutting mat were awarded

Speakers: Leigh and Susan presented the 2023 MSQ Challenge which will be a “Paint Chip Challenge” that also incorporates half-square triangles. Details of the challenge will be available on the website. For inspiration and clarity, Leigh gave the night’s presentation on half-square triangles.

Show-and-Tell: Fifteen members shared twenty-three quilt projects, many of which included half-square triangles as requested to coordinate with the 2023 Challenge and the evening’s presentation. Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.

Lian Bonds


Financial Report

March Finance Report

MSQG Board

President: David O'Dell DavidR622@comcast.net 256-457-1202

Vice President: Sue Bartlow suebartlow@gmail.com 256-617-3167

Secretary: Lian Monikowski lian_6@msn.com 303-929-4083

Treasurer: Kathy Cook

512kcook@gmail.com 256-337-0486

Membership: Sally Bruer and Pam Dean

sebruer@gmail.com 256-772-0411

eandbnana@gmail.com 256-541-0841

Members at Large: Tom Ramsby and Helen Cordier

tramby5199@aol.com 256-694-7450

helencordier@yahoo.com 256-508-3913

Charity: Lorna Vickers lornavickers54@gmail.com


Swag: Susan Yell and Leigh Hubbard

byell2@knology.net 256-509-1289

lehigh3@gmail.com 256-426-3256

Project table: Lynnette Cobb


Facebook: Cindy Otwell and Lisa Rummell

clotwell@gmail.com 256-924-9006

markrummell@comcast.net 256-797-5286

Website and Newsletter: Diane Loehr diane.loehr@gmail.com 650-678-9683

Support your local quilt stores!

3 Hens and a Chick

1114 Hwy 31 South, Suite B

Athens, Alabama 35611


Barb's Sewing Center

2310 A, Whitesburg Dr.

Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 539-2414

Patches and Stitches

603 Humes Ave NE,

Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 533-3886

Southern Charm Quilting

1847 University Drive NW

Huntsville, AL

(256) 536-3757

Sweet Home Quilting and Supplies Inc.

893 Capshaw Road NW

Madison, Alabama 35757