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January Workshop – Chandelier Quilt

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This is a ZOOM ONLY workshop. The pattern is by Vanessa Goertzen, and can be found in her book "Charm School," or for free online on her blog. We will post a link to the free pattern on the Gems Facebook Members Only Page, or you can contact us and we will send you the link. Fabric requirements for a 60 x 60 inch quilt is 2 charm packs or 7 fat quarters, or scraps, plus 3 yards of background fabric. The blocks are simple, but set on-point, so if you've never tried doing that, this is a great time…

February Workshop- Paper Pieced “L-O-V-E”

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This will be a ZOOM ONLY workshop. These paper-pieced letters spell out "LOVE" to be arranged in a row or in a square. Could make a cute wall quilt, table topper, table runner or pillow. We will share the link to the pattern soon.

March Workshop- Service Projects

We are planning to meet IN PERSON to work together on Gems' Community Service Projects. Save the date! More details TBA.

Workshop with Ellen Anne Eddy

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

In this process-oriented workshop, you'll create a stitch vocabulary sampler that includes all the basic free-motion embroidery techniques that you'll then bind into a cool booklet for reference. Some of the skill sets you'll learn are: working with thick and thin thread, free motion Applique', bobbin work, cut-away appliqué', machine beading, couching and stippling. For a small fee (yet to be determined, but estimated at $18-22), Ellen will provide all the supplies needed for the class; all you need to do is bring your machine. As soon as all the details are ironed out, you'll be able to sign up…

Zipper Pouch Workshop

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

Tips and tricks in making adorable zippered pouches. Great as gifts or to organize tools, etc. More details and supply list TBA


Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs

Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs. Jill will be teaching a workshop that has not yet been determined. Keep watching your newsletter for updated information.