2017 Events

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 Calendar of Events

Barb Crowson

Corresponding Secretary


July 12

Art Bee, Prairie Points, 8851 N Knoxville, Peoria, 1 – 4

July 22

Workshop, St. Paul Lutheran, 2437 W Lake, Peoria 9 – 3
Little Quilt Auction Baskets

August 9

Quilt Show Meeting, Peoria Civic Center, Hall C, 6:00

August 9

Art Bee, Prairie Points, 8851 N Knoxville, Peoria, 1 – 4

August 15

Newsleter articles due

August 25

Quilt Show Set Up, Peoria Civic Center, Hall C, 9 – 9

August 26 – 27 Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show, Peoria Civic Center, Hall C,
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm


Quilt Shows and Opportunities in our Area:


Heart of Illinois Fair 2017  July 18-22

GEMS makes a donation to the Textiles/Quilts Department at the fair, and GEMS members are encouraged to enter. The Textiles and Quilt categories are on the HOI Fair website now. Please note there are categories for longarm quilters to enter this year, including quilts made by more than one person. If you attended the fair last summer, you saw that the textiles, as well as other exhibits, are no longer in the barns. They are now in a building that is modern, has great lighting, and  is air conditioned! Your quilts and anything exhibited will be very secure. Peddler’s Way has generously donated prizes for the quilt winners. Please show your support for the 68th annual Heart of Illinois Fair by entering your creations.