The 2017 Bay Oaks Retreat at Beckwith is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 20th.  Arrival is after 10 am on Thursday (lunch first meal) and departure Sunday afternoon.  Sunday lunch is last meal served.  Total cost for the retreat remains the same as last year, $309 for double occupancy and $387 for single occupancy.

Payment schedule

March business meeting (3/9/17-       $103
May business meeting (5/11/17-         $103
July business meeting (7/13/17)-       $103

Of course, if you want to pay the full amount up front or any combination that will get you to $309 by mid-July- that's fine,too.

We plan to limit registration to thirty or fewer campers, roughly the same as last year.  

I'll be collecting the first installment at the March business meeting on 3/9/17, but if you already know you want to attend, shoot me an email and I'll get your name on the list.  And start thinking about roomates- I'll add that to the spreadsheet as well.  If you can't make the meeting, snail mail me your deposit check.

We had a lot of fun last year and enjoyed some truly good meals.  I hope you're looking forward to this year's retreat as much as I.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


2017 Quilt Show

Bay Oaks Quilt Guild


On 11 MAY 17, there will be a secret ballot vote on whether we will move our business meetings to the Diamondhead branch of our Hancock Co Library, as their meeting room is now open.  This would help the library with utilization numbers.  We relocated our meetings to the Kiln branch when the DHD branch shut down for a while due to lack of funding.  The room is smaller there, making program nights space-constrained, which is why we are considering moving only the business meeting. 

Beckwith Retreat 2016

Beckwith Retreat 2017

Calendar of Events

June 24, 2017
Sit-N-Sew, Kiln Library

July 15, 2017
Sit-N-Sew, Kiln Library

July 22, 2017 10am

GSQA meeting in Columbia, MS

August 17-20, 2017
Beckwith Retreat.  See info below.

August 19, 2017

GSQA POE, Biloxi, MS

August 22-26, 2017

Old Man River Quilt Fest, Vicksburg Convention Center

October 13-14, 2017

MQA Fall Gathering @ Hernando, MS

October 21, 2017

African American Quilt Show, Yazoo City

December 14, 2017

Christmas Gathering & charity drive, DHD Community Center

Upcoming Program Night...

For June program night (20th), Rose Corder will be demonstrating the use of several rulers.  She will also be teaching two blocks utilizing 2-1/2” strips. One block, square in a square, is pictured above.  It will be a great way to use pre-cut jellyrolls or as a stash-buster project!  If you wish to sew along, bring at least 3 light/ background strips and 3 main/med-dark color strips of at least two different colors. You'll also need a 8-1/2" (or larger) ruler.


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