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.

May 3–5     Special Event with Fiber on a Whim

Kristin Rodrigues and Jan Girod, the mother/daughter team behind Fiber on a Whim will be teaching three workshops while they’re here.  You can find information on all their workshops on their website, fiberonawhim.com.


Thursday May 3 – 9:00-3:00

Stacked Landscape – $50 includes kit – 

-learn to use color and placement to create a small landscape

-use some hand-quilting and embroidery to make it shine.

-various methods of display and how to finish off your piece.


Friday May 4 9:00-3:00

Textured Collage – $50 includes kit – 

-collaged background

-variety of textures/fibers

-non-traditional fiber as the base for a photo transfer

-hand-quilting and embroidery round it out

Featured on Quilting Arts TV Series 1700.


Saturday May 5 9:00-3:00 

Layered Pages – $60 includes kit- 

-create a little fabric book

-variety of surface design methods

-different backgrounds for focal point.

-includes stamping, stenciling, screen printing, foiling, collage, embroidery, beading, wool applique, found objects, and more.



October 4 Paula Nadelstern Special Event 9-3:00 pm

Paula Nadelstern will teach us how to use great quilting fabric to make awesome ornaments.  Kits will be provided. Learn more at www.paulanadelstern.com



 Calendar of Events

Barb Crowson

Corresponding Secretary


Calendar of Events

February 28    Executive board meeting, 6:30, Schnucks on University St.

March 7   Gems Monthly Meeting, 6:30, St Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake St., Peoria

                     Danira Parra. See program article

March 14    Art Bee, 1-4, Prairie Points, 8851 N Knoxville, Peoria


March 16-17.   Springfield Quilt Show

Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4  Orr Building, State Fairgrounds, inside gate 9.
Admission: $7.00

March 17   Gems Workshop (see details on Workshop Tab)

Butterfly Batik Exchange, 3-9, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake St., Peoria

March 17  Cabin Quilters Quilt Show

9-3, Alpha Park Library, Airport Road, Bartonville, free admission, quilter’s garage sale

March 19  Quilt Show Chairpersons Meeting

6:00 pm Life Together Center 6:00 at Life Together Center 3601 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL

April 12, 2018  International Quilt Festival Bus Trip–Chicago, IL

Tina Cowan
 The International Quilt Festival/Chicago bus trip is back on! We will be going up on April 12, 2018. Viv Browning has kindly volunteered her expertise on this and will help me organize it. There will be more info after the first of the year. Start saving your money and make plans to join us. It really is a lot of fun!