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!
Visitors: There is no charge for a first time visit to the Gems Meeting unless there is a posted Guest Fee for the Program. A visitor log will be maintained.
Subsequent visits will incur a $5 fee for a regular meeting / or the posted Visitor Fee for the program.
If one chooses to become a member, all visitor fees paid in the calendar year will go towards the $30 Gems Membership
Questions? Click on the Contact Us Tab above.
Click on the Links below to review our Bylaws and Policies
2019 Raffle Quilt:
Please contact us if you would like to purchase raffle tickets.
The 2019 Raffle Quilt was designed and made by Jackie O’Laughin and Sherri Zalar