Next Meeting: September 14th

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

Presentation by Patty Murphy

Friday Class: Bluegrass

Letter from the President

Welcome September,

Our speaker for September will be Patty Murphy of Patty Murphy Handmade with a class on the following Saturday Saturday September 15. Please sign up online.

The finish of our Half Square Challenge project is coming soon. Please bring your entry forms and turn them in by the September meeting.

Thanks Everyone

David O’Dell your President

From Your Newsletter Editor

Dear Guild Members,

Apologies for getting this out so late this month. With sending out reminders about our upcoming class, it just slipped through the cracks.


Nominating Committee

It's that time again -- The nominating committee for 2024 includes:

David O’Dell

Sue Bartlow

Kris Smith

Tom Ramby

Donna Daniel

Sandra Jeffers

Paint Chip Challenge Update

If you haven't already submitted your entry form for the challenge, please click on the button below to download your entry form. Please complete and bring it to the meeting.

Entry Form

Madison Street Fair - October 7, 2023

Volunteers needed!! It is really fun- and a great way to promote our guild, meet new people and enjoy the day. You are welcome to bring hand work to do or just hang out. We need help setting up and taking down. We also need to know if you would like to display a quilt or wall hanging. This will need to be placed in a pillow case with your name on it and given to us at the September meeting. Sign- ups will begin this month, please consider helping out…Thanks Ya’ll…. Sonya O’Shields

Minutes from the May Meeting

Madison Station Quilt Guild, Secretary’s Report

General Membership Meeting, August 10th, 2023

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

Attendance: 50 members, 7 visitors

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

Old Business: 

·       A motion to approve the July meeting minutes was made, seconded and approved.

·       Sonya reminded the guild of the upcoming Madison Street Festival which is an opportunity to display quilts and provide community outreach.

·       Paint Chip Challenge Updates: Susan and Leigh provided additional information regarding the challenge. Entry forms are available via a link in the Newsletter and some paper copies are available. Entry forms most be submitted no later than the October 12th guild meeting. Drop-off for challenge entries will be on Wednesday November 8th at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. There will be prizes for the winners of the challenge categories. Cost of admission for non-members will be $5. Bake sale items will be available and donated baked goods can be coordinated with Patricia Morgan. 

·       Barb’s Sewing Center has a new store location with a bigger classroom and more fabrics.

·       Table rental donations from the Garage Sale event were given to the church for Mission to Kenya art therapy projects.

·       Three-yard quilt kits are still available for charity quilt projects.

·       Reminder that quilting/sewing items in good condition and hand made items are needed for our booth at the HQH quilt show coming up in March. A few examples of possible items include pin cushions, bowl cozies, quilts, etc.

New Business:

·       The nominating committee for the 2024 board has been formed and includes: David O’Dell, Sue Bartlow, Kris Smith, Tom Ramby, Donna Daniel and Sandra Jeffers. Those interested in being on the boards can contact a member of the committee.

·       Robin from Sweet Home Quilting let us know about a flood that occurred at her shop. There is a sale on both washed and dried fabrics as well as non-water damaged bolts. Also, there is a hand sew day at Sweet Home Quilting on Mondays.

·       Donation gifts:

o  Three (3) members received thank you gifts including gift cards provided by Southern Charm Quilting, Barb’s Sewing Center, and Sweet Home Quilting.

o  Three (3) donation thank you gifts were awarded each including a pattern, fabric and a pattern box of HST blocks.

·       Diane shared details of her visit to the Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show where over 1500 quilts are displayed all over the town and numerous classes are available.

·       Two of our members recently won awards: Judy Balance for the Heritage Challenge and Sue Bartlow won staff pick for the Cherrywood Challenge.


Speaker: Patricia Morgan presented an informative talk on English Paper Piecing including a brief history, helpful tools, technique tips and numerous beautiful examples for inspiration. Next month’s speaker will be Patty Murphy. She will also be hosting a class called Bluegrass for intermediate to advanced quilters. The class will be on September 15th and the cost is $30. Further details are available on the website.

Show-and-Tell: Eight members shared fourteen quilt projects.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Lian Monikowski


Financial Report

August 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


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