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Wool Hand Appliqué

St Paul Lutheran Church 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL

Wool Hand Applique’ class taught by Michelle from Quilt Corner. Kits and sign up will be available in July.

Mary Kerr – Twisted

St Paul Lutheran Church 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL

Mary Kerr is an award-winning quilter, teacher, speaker, author, and quilt appraiser. She has been a professional in the quilt and fiber-arts industry for over 30 years and brings her depth of knowledge and joy to the quilting community. Join her as she shares her collection of quilts that feature modern quilts that were created using vintage textiles in new and exciting ways. Visit Mary's website: Doors open at 5:30 PM $10 non-member fee ($11 online via PayPal)

Mary Kerr – Wonky Star: Improv with a Vintage Twist

St Paul Lutheran Church 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL

Embrace the magic as you’re given permission to combine the love of vintage with a fun modern aesthetic. Work with vintage textiles to create a wonky star with lots of negative space for modern quilting designs. The workshop is packed full of tips for working with vintage fragments and ways to showcase these treasured pieces. Students are encouraged to bring their own vintage blocks and pieces or they may purchase a kit of their choice in class (pricing information to come at a later date). Finished sizes will vary. Visit Mary's website: Members: $45 ($46 online via PayPal) Non-members:…

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

St Paul Lutheran Church 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL

As quilters, we want to make ALL the gifts, but time is always at a premium this time of the year and somehow we find ourselves empty handed at the eleventh hour. Never fear! This program will give you plenty of options for handmade gifts that will minimize the hurrying and scurrying and still give the recipients plenty to swoon over. Doors open at 5:30 PM

November to Remember

Come bring your projects, your tools, and sew all night and all day with your quilting friends. Sign Up to bring food using the Sign Up link that will be sent to members. Includes dinner, breakfast and lunch.


Christmas Party

St Paul Lutheran Church 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL

Doors open at 5:30 PM Price $15 cash/$16 PayPal Pay Now


Family Jewels – Zoom Only

Heidi Kaisand. Heidi's website: In this popular presentation you'll get to know Heidi Kaisand and her creative family. You'll get to "meet" her grandmother, her quilting mentor, through the many quilts she made in her lifetime. Non- members may attend the meeting/program for $5.00 Pay Now

January Workshop – Chandelier Quilt

Zoom Only

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…

Intentional Piecing: Using Fussy Cutting in Quilt Designs – Zoom Only

This approximately 1-hour long trunk show will focus on the quilts found in Amy’s book, Intentional Piecing, but may include additional quilts as well. She will use these quilts to illustrate types of fussy cutting and to discuss fabric selection in general. How can you pick the best fabric for a pattern? How can a pattern really showcase a fabric design? Pay Now

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

Zoom Only

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.

Update Your Quilt Toolbox – Zoom Only

Trudy Cleveland . Learn how to use smart phones, apps, printers, and lasers to step up your quilting style and unleash your creativity. Trudy will follow the program with a trunk show of quilts made using modern technology. Non members may attend for a fee of $5 using PayPal. Pay Now

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.