Gems of the Prairie Quilters

Service ~ Education ~ Friendship


Gems of the Prairie Quilters is for quilters of all skill levels from Peoria, Illinois 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.

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!

Upcoming Events

2023 Gems Best of Show Winner

2023 Raffle Quilt

Tickets $2 each: 3 for $5. Tickets can be purchased from any Gems Member or at the below locations:

The Quilt will be hanging at the following locations:

Prairie Points Quilt Shop, Peoria: June through August

Quilt Corner, Morton: September and October

Sewing Center, Peoria: November

Drawing at the December 2023 Meeting.

Quilts of Valor

Gems of the Prairie Quilters work together to make Quilts of Valor, which are awarded to veterans each year.

Quilts of Valor presented to 10 veterans at the August 2023 Gems Quilt Show