GEMS 2018 Programs

6:30 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church

1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614

2018 Programs and Special Events

Kelly Harvey and Sandy Sanders


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Gems Monthly Meetings:  Doors Unlock 5:30pm    Relock:  6:45pm

If you know you will be later than 6:45, please arrange to call a friend to let you in

You can leave at any time but the door will lock behind you.


Are you ready for a great year of programs? We’ve got an exciting lineup for 2018!


September 5     Quilt Show Recap

Don’t miss this meeting. Quilt show winners will be awarded certificates, and we’ll also be discussing the new quilt show location and if we want to continue having the show yearly or every other year.


October 3 Paula Nadelstern

Lecture on Wednesday evening.  Paula’s Kaleidoscope designs make her well known as a quilt artist, author, teacher and fabric designer.  Her lecture will be about kaleidoscopes as a design inspiration and the class is “Opulent Ornaments.”  Learn more at


Thursday:  October 4 Paula Nadelstern Special Event 9-12:00 pm

St Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614

Paula Nadelstern will teach us how to use great quilting fabric to make awesome ornaments.  Kits will be provided with the fee.. Details on “Calendar of Events Tab”.  


November 7    Basic Tools, Great Designs

Cathie Lockhart, a certified Studio 180 Design instructor and owner of The Lucky Duck Quilter in Moline, will acquaint us with Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 design tools, followed by a trunk show of quilts that were made using the tools.


December 5     Christmas Party

St Paul Lutheran Church, 1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614