2020 Calendar of Events



  • April 1:  Gems Meeting 6:30 pm  Program:  Wool Art by Anna Repke Cancelled due to Shelter in Place Orders
  • April 2 -April 3:  Decatur Quilt Show, Decatur Convention Center
  • April 13:  Quilt Show Committee Meeting.  Cancelled  6pm, Life Together Center
  • April 15: Newsletter Deadline
  • April 20:  Art Bee 1-4pm. Cancelled.   Prairie Points Quilt Shop
  • April 23-26:  AQS Show, Paducah, KY Cancelled.  Rescheduled Sept 2 -6,2020
  • April 27:  4:00pm  Quilt Show Meeting on Zoom.  Link provided to Committee.


  • May 1-May 2:  Hands All Around Quilt Show, Bloomington  Rescheduled for September.
  • May 6:  Gems Meeting, 6:30 pm. Cancelled.  A special virtual meeting may be held on Zoom.  Watch your email for more information.
  • May 7:  Kris Vierre workshop:  Cancelled.  So I Got It Pieced, Now What:  9-12.  $30
  • May 7:  Kris Vierre workshop:  Cancelled.  Easy Background Fillers for Machine Quilting.  1-4 pm $30
  • May 15:  Newsletter Deadline
  • May 11 and 18:   Virtual Delightful Duffle Workshop, led by Laurie Schier on Zoom.  Sign up using Sign Up Genius.  
  • May 18: Art Bee 1-4pm Prairie Points Quilt Shop – Pending.  Call to verify.


  • June 3:  Gems Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • June 20: Workshop  UGO Sweing day with teacher assist.
  • June 15:  Newsletter Deadline
  • June 15:  Art Bee, 1-4 pm

Interested?  Questions?  Use the “Contact Us” Tab


Gems Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W. Lake Ave. Peoria, IL   Doors are open at 5:30pm 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 for various workshops can be found in the description of the workshop on the Programs or Workshop tabs.