GEMS 2021 Programs & Speaker Workshops

6:30 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church

1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614

Gems Monthly Meetings:  Doors Unlock 5:30pm   

Relock:  6:45 pm Arrange to call a friend to let you in if you arrive after 6:45 pm.

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

Visitors: There is no charge for a first time visit to the Gems Meeting unless there is a posted non Member Fee for the Program. A visitor log will be maintained.  Subsequent visits will incur a $5 fee for a regular meeting / or the posted Visitor Fee for the program. If one chooses to become a member, all visitor fees paid in the calendar year will go towards the $30 Gems Membership 


2021 Programs and Special Events

Laurie Schierer

Interested?  Questions?  Use the “Contact Us” 



August 4: Gems Shining Under the Trees

The Gems will meeting will start at 6:30 pm at St. Paul Lutheran’s Church.  THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE A SALAD DINNER AS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED.  (Darn that Pandemic!)  Committees will be available as usual at 6 pm. so come early and visit!  We’ll have some fun and do our planning for our FABULOUS QUILT SHOW!!!  Bring your lawn chairs and we’ll be sitting at the front of the church under the trees.  Just in case, if thunderstorms look likely, a zoom invite will go out by 3 pm Wednesday afternoon and we will meet via zoom.  It’s August though, so hopefully we won’t have to worry about that!

September 1: Gems on Parade

Our first meeting inside together!  And we’ll get to see all our winners and hear their stories!  We’ll also be hosting some demos for quick Christmas gift ideas.

October 6: Anna Repke

Wool Art

Chillicothe fiber artist Anna Repke has painted with everything from acrylic to oil to water paints but ultimately ended up making beautiful art with wool! She’ll take us through the process of making felted-wool art and share a trunk show of pictures with amazing texture and depth.


November 3:




December 1: Christmas Party followed by Show and Tell