2019 Calendar of Events

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Gems Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church.  Doors are open at 6:00 pm and locked at 6:45 pm.

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 

Special Events and Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St Paul Lutheran Church unless otherwise noted.  Fees are noted if applicable for Member


November to Remember:  November 1  5:00pm to November 2 at  3:00 pm. at the Life Together Center.  Cost for the weekend is $35.

There will be goodie bags for everyone, door prizes and other ways to receive prizes. If you don’t want to stay awake the whole time there will be bunkhouse space for you to lay out your bedroll. There is also a sign up list for both help setting up and taking down N2R, setting up/taking down meals. We also ask that you sign up to bring food stuffs for our meals. (this helps keep the costs down.)
So please come join old friends, make new friends and have a great 23 hours to sew, sew, sew!
Sherriff Sherry Sansom (309) 231-3194
Deputy Samantha McClintick  (309) 453-3230


Gems Meeting November 6, Ann Loveless, Collage-like “Landscape Art Quilts” $10 non member fee applies

Ann’s inspiration and designs come from nature and the beautiful lakes and woods of Northwest and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ann works from photographs and has developed three distinctive quilting techniques. www.quiltsbyann.com


Art Bee:  November 19  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Prairie Points Quilt Shop, Peoria.


December 4, Christmas Party  6:00pm  Entertainment will be “Chimes Strokers”  Fee:  $15 covers dinner