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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.

Studio 180 Rulers

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

Our very own Kelly Harvey is a recent graduate of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 University. She’ll share all the wonderful perks of these special rulers and the quilts that can be made with them.

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…

Ruler Share Workshop

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

We all have lots of rulers in our sewing spaces, but how many of them have we actually used? Kelly Harvey, who has trained with Deb Tucker's Studio 180 rulers, along with workshop chairs Lori Levar and Ann Unes will demonstrate how to use a variety of rulers. If you have one you need help with, let us know and we will try to help! Lunch is on your own, or bring it from home.


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

Program details will be announced soon.

Ellen Anne Eddy: The Development of the Art Quilt Movement

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

An amazing art quilter and nationally known teacher and author, Ellen's program will be about the development of the art quilt movement, followed by a trunk show of Ellen's artistic pieces. (