January Guild Meeting

Next Meeting: January 11th

Meeting Location: St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison

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

Sam and Greg's

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

6:30 pm - Meeting begins

Speaker: Judy Ballance - "How to Make Your Quilts Your Own

Sew Day to Prep for HQH Show

St Matthew's - Gruman Hall

9-3 PM

Guild Meeting

St Mathew's - Gruman Hall

6-8:30 PM

Speaker: Carmen Geddes with TenSisters

Friday Workshop

Friday Workshop

Project of the Month Workshop using a Grid System

Happy New Year everyone! I am looking forward to serving you as the 2024 guild president! This year went so quickly and we thank David and his board for such a great year. Speaking of the new year, I have planned a fun year for our guild. Judy Ballance is kicking off the new year at our January guild meeting and talking about how to make your quilts your very own.

In February, we have a national speaker Carmen Geddes with TenSisters Handicraft in Utah coming to do a trunk show at our guild meeting. On Friday, there will be a workshop using her grid piecing system to make a table runner and/or you can choose to do pin cushions. Don’t you always wonder how people get a tiny 1/2”-1” squares to match so perfectly? Come to February’s workshop and guild meeting and see. (Registration is available online - ADD LINK?) - Normal registration fee. (There will be an additional kit fee for the table runner of $10 and $5 for the Pincushion payable directly to the teacher.)

In March, we will be doing something TOTALLY different. Our sister guild, Heritage Quilters of Huntsville, has invited us to participate in a special reception and preview night for the 2024 Fanfare Quilt Show. We will start off with a brief business meeting and then join in on the reception. You will need to purchase a $5 entrance ticket (gets you into the show Friday and Saturday as well) to be able to attend the preview night/reception. They will be available to purchase at our January and February meetings. Regular price is $10. 

Here’s a list of the upcoming 2024 events:

April - Intro of our Challenge with Keri Rieger and Sherri Cahill is our guest speaker

May - More challenge details and Q&A session with Keril and another guest speaker, Barbara Carlson

June - Indoor Rummage Sale

July - Special Guest, Audra Kennedy

August, Award Winning National Speaker and Teacher, Cynthia England with englanddesigns.com 

September - Speaker, Elaine Poplin

October - Potential fundraiser or Speaker TBD

November - Challenge Reveal 

December - Christmas Party

Lastly, I hope you all have been thinking about what you could make or donate for the MSQ booth at the Fanfare Quilt Show. Plan on attending the special sew day January 13th. 

See you soon! 

Sue Bartlow

2024 MSQ President

New Year, new format! A couple of highlights

  • All the photos in the shop local section are clickable and will take you to the shop's website
  • At the very bottom of the email you will find a list of our board members, along with email addresses and phone numbers. The email addresses are clickable and will open in your mail app.
  • The website has been updated and the full class list is now included

Click the 2024 dues link to go to the website to pay with paypal. You can also bring a check to the meeting and sign up then.

2024 Dues

As a member of our Facebook Group you are welcome to post anything there having to do with quilting. If you haven't joined the Madison Station Quilt Group on Facebook, click the link below and request access. It's a great place to get updates on meetings and information about what's happening in our guild

Madison Station Quilters' Facebook Group

Madison Station Quilt Guild, Secretary’s Report

General Membership Meeting, December 14th, 2023

Location: St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison, AL

Attendance: 46 members, 4 visitors

Call-to Order: Meeting was started at 6:31 pm by President David O’Dell

Old Business: 

  • A motion to approve the November meeting minutes was made, seconded and approved.
  • A motion to amend the October meeting minutes to include accidentally omitted information was made, seconded and approved. The omitted information was the 2024 vote approving the Membership Chair – Mary Emily Cowell.
  • A motion to elect Marsha Walker as the Membership Co-Chair for 2024 was made, seconded and approved.
  • The New Board and Committee Chairs for 2024 were introduced.
  • David O’Dell was presented with a quilt and thanked for his year serving as President of the guild.
  • David presented 2023 Board Members, Committee Chairs and Event Coordinators with thank you baskets.
  • Members are encouraged to help provide items for our two booths at the upcoming Heritage Quilters of Huntsville Quilt Show on March 15 and 16, 2024. Example items include bowl cozies, mug rugs, pin cushions, placemats, layer cakes, patterns and other sewing related items in good condition.

New Business:

  • Saturday Sew Days will be scheduled in January and February to make items for the HQH booth. Dates and times to be determined. The location will be St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
  • The holiday party was much enjoyed including numerous dishes, desserts and ham donated by Pat Norman for the potluck as well as a game and gift exchange.
  • Judy Ballance will be the speaker for January and she will discuss how to make a quilt your own.

Show-and-Tell: None.

Business meeting was adjourned at 6:45pm and followed by the Holiday Party..

Respectfully submitted,

Lian Monikowski


Happy New Year! The MSQ Guild began 2023 with $15,995.89 in the bank. The income collected was $6,029.96 and the expenses totaled $6,933.27 making the year-end balance in the bank $15,092.58 as shown in the financial report. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Treasurer in 2022 and 2023. We are in a good position to have another great year in 2024.   I will be turning the record keeping over to Sharon Noel in 2024 so you will be in good hands.  We will be voting to approve the 2024 budget at the January meeting.  Please take a minute to review it and let me know if you have any questions.

December Financial Report
Proposed 2024 Budget

3 Hens and a Chick

1114 Hwy 31 South, Suite B

Athens, Alabama 35611


Barb's Sewing Center


805 Regal Dr SW #10

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


President: Sue Bartlow

suebartlow@gmail.com 256-617-3167

Vice President: Denise Edge


Treasurer: Sharon Noel

slnoe16@comcast.net 717-968-2268

Secretary: Lian Monikowski

lian_6@msn.com 303-929-4083

Membership: Mary Emily Cowell

cmaryemily@gmail.com 256-603-1554

Member-at Large: Tom Ramby

tramby5199@aol.com 256-694-7450

Charity-Lorna Vickers

lornavickers54@gmail.com 256-714-6186

Newsletter and Webpage- Diane Loehr

diane.loehr@gmail.com 650-678-9683

Facebook- Cindy Otwell

clotwell@gmail.com 256-924-9006