May 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, 364 Hughes Rd

Madison, AL · (256) 772-9888 Feel Free to call and order ahead

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

6:30 pm - Meeting begins


Diane Loehr, Sashiko: History and applications

Renew Your Membership

Letter from the President

Hello May,

April is ending with a blast.

A lot of us went to the Paducah show and had so much fun. Congratulations to all of those that had quilts accepted, what an honor. We are really excited that Donna Daniel won a blue ribbon. Kari had two and Sharon had amazing quilts in the show that were unbelievable. Sue Bartlow had her Graffiti quilt there for the Cherrywood challenge. It was a great show, Sue and I got the chance to attend a bourbon tasting event with Cherrywood people and I know that Deborah, Sheree, Sandra F and Sandra J, and Mary Ann and her mother got the lucky chance to go to the Ricky Tims concert. Everyone shopped till they fell over. A great time was had by all.

Don’t forget to sign up for a table at the yard sale. There are still some tables available. Please talk to Sue


The Sew Day for April was a hit. Thanks to Helen Cordier for organizing it. We had quit a few people attend. Thanks to Sweet Home Quilting and Southern Charm Quilting for donating the prizes for the day.


The May speaker is Diane Loehr on Sashiko Japanese art of quilting. As it looks right now the class will be moved because of over shopping at Stitchers Garden but will be rescheduled when the teacher is better.


I hope to see everyone at the meeting on Thursday May 11th. This is the last month for you to get your paint chips for the half square triangle challenge so be there if you can. I believe we are up to 101 participants so far and lets get as many as possible.


Thanks Everyone

David O’Dell your President

Paint Chip Challenge

If you haven't picked up your paint chips and entry form, you can still do that at our May meeting. This is the last chance to join in the fun! Check out the website for more information

See instructions on the website

Sashiko class Postponed

I was really excited about teaching the Sashiko class on May 13. However, I took a drive up to Brentwood to the Stitchers Garden on Thursday to shop their sale with Lorna, Lynne and Janet and as I was walking to the car, I had a nasty run in with a speed bump ending in a ambulance ride to the hospital and a fractured elbow. I will do the talk on at our meeting in May but will have to postpone the class to June 10th when I will have better use of my left arm.

I hope this isn’t an inconvenience for those of you who signed up and I look forward to teaching the class in June . Thanks for your understanding.


Diane Loehr

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. There are 10 tables still available!! $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, April 13, 2023

Location: St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758

Attendance: 80 members, 5 returning new members, 5 visitors

Call-to Order: Meeting was started at 6:33 pm by President David O’Dell

Old Business:

 A motion to approve the March meeting minutes was made, seconded and approved.

New Business:

 Charity: Five quilts have been donated to the Grandparents as Parents charity.

Three-yard quilt patterns are available for loan and Lorna has 5-6 kits prepared

for sewers to make charity quilts. Completed quilts/quilt tops are requested by

October or November.

 “De-stash for Cash” event will be held on June 8 th . Members can obtain a half

table for $10 (which will be donated to the church for a mission). Items should be

quilting or sewing related and priced. See Sue Bartlow for a table.

 Guild Retreat will take place at St. Matthews on April 15th from 9am to 3pm.

Hang out with fellow quilters, bring finger food to share, an extension cord and

project of your choice. There will be drawing for prizes that have been donated

by Sweet Home Quilting and Southern Charm Quilting.

 Paint Chip Challenge has 57 people signed-up so far; the last chance to sign-up

will be the May meeting and the reveal will be in November.

 Donation gifts:

o Four (4) members received thank you gifts including a decorative ceramic

house and gift cards provided by Barb’s Sewing Center, Sweet Home

Quilting, and Southern Charm Quilting.

o Three (3) donations thank you were provided by our Speaker from the

Elkton Quilt Shop including Annie’s Bag patterns and webbing or a zipper.

 Next month’s speaker will be Diane Loehr presenting a history and applications

for Sashiko, a traditional Japanese mending technique. The coordinating class

will be on May 13 th , 2023, cost $30. Sign-up is available through the website.

Speaker: Marcie from Elkton Quilt Shop presented a trunk show of projects including many beautiful fabrics by Tilda, Elizabeth Hartman and Art Gallery. Some free projects may be found at Marcie will be conducting classes on quilted sneakers on 4/28, 4/29, 5/12 and 5/13 from 10-3. Sign-up through Elkton Quilt Shop.

Show-and-Tell: Thirteen members shared seventeen quilt projects.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:47 pm.

Financial Report

April Finance Report

MSQG Board

President: David O'Dell 256-457-1202

Vice President: Sue Bartlow 256-617-3167

Secretary: Lian Monikowski 303-929-4083

Treasurer: Kathy Cook 256-337-0486

Membership: Sally Bruer and Pam Dean 256-772-0411 256-541-0841

Members at Large: Tom Ramsby and Helen Cordier 256-694-7450 256-508-3913

Charity: Lorna Vickers


Swag: Susan Yell and Leigh Hubbard 256-509-1289 256-426-3256

Project table: Lynnette Cobb

Facebook: Cindy Otwell and Lisa Rummell 256-924-9006 256-797-5286

Website and Newsletter: Diane Loehr 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