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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.


July 1, 2020.   Zoom Meeting Presentation.

Join us at 6:30 pm. CDT.   $5.50 (Non-members) using PayPal link below.

60 Degrees of Inspiration:  Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More.   Speaker:  Kelly Ashton

Kelly Ashton from Overland Park, Kansas, will present her program 60 Degrees of Inspiration: Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More. Quilts pieced from hexagons and related 60-degree shapes are quite popular in current quilt culture, yet the use of these shapes has been prevalent and popular throughout America’s quilt-making history. The blocks and quilts created by using “60-degree patchwork” are wonderfully unique and interesting! Kelly, author of “Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More” (Martingale, 2014), as well as a teacher for Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) will share her passion for quilts made from these versatile shapes in her presentation. Kelly will begin with a walk down memory lane, showing some of her antique and vintage 60-degree quilt collection, followed by sharing many of her own original, 60-degree quilts. Inspiration abounds! Check out Kelly’s website at kellyquilter.com

Paid non-member attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting approximately one week before the event.


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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!

Questions? Click on the Contact Us Tab above.

Click on the Links below to review our Bylaws and Policies

20190312 Gems of the Prairie Bylaws

Gems Policies 20190411