Due to Covid 19, Gems meetings are virtual until further notice. Speakers will be presenting through Zoom. Non-guild members are welcome to join in for a fee of $5.50 through PayPal
Zoom links will be emailed to members and paid guests the Sunday prior to the scheduled meeting.
February Gems Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 6:30 pm via ZOOM.
Theresa Duryea Wong
Japan’s Quilt History: The Story of an American Import (Zoom)
The three-layered quilt was imported from America to Japan. It was quickly adopted and adapted to become a favorite pastime for an estimated three million quilters in Japan today. Once adopted, Japan took this pastime seriously and systems were quickly built to teach adept and eager sewist how to make masterpieces. By the 1990s, Japanese quilt makers were world renowned for their traditional hand-pieced and hand-quilted quilts. Go inside the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival and learn how it became the largest attended quilt event in the world. Japan’s journey from importer to trailblazer is a fascinating journey through Japanese history, cultural expectations and the process by which one is deemed a “master quilter” or not.
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About Gems of the Prairie Quilters
Gems of the Prairie Quilters is for quilters of all skill levels from Peoria and the surrounding area. The monthly meetings consist of a program, which can be a lecture or demonstration, committee reports of upcoming events, optional block exchanges, other guild activities and show and tell.
Throughout the year, work is done on service projects and annual raffle quilt. Monthly workshops and quilt challenges are offered to members as a means of developing and improving quilting skills. Some of the workshops are devoted to service projects while others are given by members or by well-known teachers. Gems puts on an annual quilt show that showcases 300-400 quilts. Please refer to the Quilt Show Tab for the date of the Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show.
Gems of the Prairie Quilters was established in 1990 and is conducted on a not-for-profit basis. The purpose of this organization is to:
Contribute to the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts;
Encourage quilt making and collecting;
Contribute to the growth of knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, history and quilt makers through the education of members and the community through member-supported community services.
New members are always welcome! Membership is $30, and includes meetings, monthly newsletter, many guild activities, reduced cost for workshops and friendship with other quilters. Please come visit!
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