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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!
Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection
March 5 through June 5, 2022
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Description for this block. Use this space for describing your American history – a nexus of individuals and geography and culture that can never be fully recovered, but which is nevertheless represented in these strikingly graphic compositions.
— Ken Burns
2022 Raffle Quilt
Raffle Tickets are $1 each and 6 for $5. Tickets are currently available on Saturdays at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The quilt will be displayed at Quilt Corner in Morton, IL during the month of June and at Prairie Points Quilt Shop during the months of July and August, 2022. Tickets can be purchased at the shops during that time.