MQA logo

Quilted MQA logo from Martha Ginn’s album quilt, “This is My Story, This is My Song,” 1994. Used by permission.

Mississippi Quilt Association

Many of our guild members are also members of our state organization, Mississippi Quilt Association (MQA). The first Gathering of MQA was hosted by Pine Belt Quilters in Hattiesburg in February 1991, and PBQ members have remained active and supportive in all aspects of this vital organization. Seven of MQA’s presidents have come from Pine Belt Quilters: Martha Ginn, Ollie Jean Lane, Ella Lucas, Ellen Hall, and Mary Nell Magee, Shirley Wiltshire, and Marietta Johnson.



Gulf States Quilting AssociationGulf States Quilting Association

Many PBQ members are also active participants in the four-state organization, Gulf States Quilting Association (GSQA), which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.



Quilts of Valor

Many of our members also belong to the Quilts of Valor Foundation and meet regularly to make Quilts of Valor for veterans.