2018 Special Events 

Kelly Harvey and Sandy Sanders

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Special Events are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614


Monthly Workshop Doors Unlock 8:45 am    Relock: 9:15 am
If you know you will be later than 9:15 am, please arrange to call a friend to let you in
If you leave for lunch, arrange to call a participant for re-entry.
You can leave at any time, but the door will lock behind you.



 Calendar of Events

Barb Crowson

Corresponding Secretary

Calendar of Events

October 13 — Gems Workshop Exploring Color

9-3 pm  St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake St. Peoria

November 2 & 3rd  November to Remember Retreat 

 Life Together Center,  3625 N. Sheridan Road • Peoria, IL
From: 5:00p.m. Friday to 3:30pm Saturday

Where: The Life Together Center    3625 N. Sheridan Road • Peoria, IL

Cost: $35.00
Things to bring: Yourself, your machine, power cords, foot
pedal, sewing supplies, your Projects, a comfee chair if you want, extra
lighting, bedding & overnight bag if you are spending the night.
A cute pair of socks, with a Fat Quarter stuffed in each sock.
And if you want to enter this year’s fun contest, bring ……….
So pack your bags and get ready for this AWESOME mini Quilt Retreat!!
It’s a lot of fun and you get to meet & get to know other guild members.
Hosted by: Penny Mallow, Erin Norton & Sarah Swank

November 7 — Gems Monthly Meeting 

 6:30 St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake St. Peoria 

Cathie Lockhart, a certified Studio 180 Designer instructer and owner of the Lucky Duck Quilter in Moline, will acquaint us with Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 design tools, followed by a trunk show of quilts that were made using the tools.

December 5, 6:00 pm Gems Christmas Party

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake St. Peoria    

Note earlier time — 

December 5, 2018   6:00 pm  Serving food at 6:15 pm

Gems of the Prairie Christmas Dinner


Carved Honey Ham

Green Beans with Bacon & Onions

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Mixed Greens Salad with Dressings

Bread and Butter

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea and Coffee 

Freshly Baked Brownies and Cookies

Cost:  $14.50/per person

Theme….Make Someone Happy…..Decorate a tree for a family at the Center for Prevention of Abuse!

Small table top trees will adorn our tables at the Gems of the Prairie Christmas Dinner! Get your crafty juices humming to make or bring small decorations to adorn a tree at your table!  At the October and November Gems meetings there will be pre-cut fabric to make two ornament designs…but use your imagination and create unique designs….to Make Someone Happy during the Christmas Holidays.

Reservations and Payment needed by November 15, 2018. 

Look for the Christmas Tree at the Gems Meetings to sign up for the Gems Christmas Dinner December 5th at 6:00 pm.

Checks payable:  Gems of the Prairie


No workshop – Holidays are too busy