Workshops  2021

Lori Levar, Chairperson


Gems Workshop committee is cancelling all live workshops through the end of the year.  We will host a third Saturday virtual workshop through a group text.  All workshops are available for members to join and open sew or just pop in for awhile and chat.  If you are on Facebook, please join the Gems of the Prairie “Members Only” page.  This is where the Zoom links and the class information can be found.  

Please email or text Lori LeVar with your name & phone number for each month’s event by Friday night before workshop.( OR 309-826-5009)   


Workshops are held from 10am-2pm via ZOOM on the following dates:

November- No Workshop -It’s time for November 2 Remember (first weekend)

December 11 – Open sewing for getting those Christmas gifts finished




Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614

Workshop Doors Unlock 8:30 am    Relock: 9:15 am

Arrange to call a friend to let you in after 9:15 am.  You can leave at any time, but the door will lock behind you.

Gems Workshops & Education are of focused on showcasing our own Gems members

Workshop General Information Thanks for joining us at a Gem’s workshop!  They are always a lot of fun and  a great way to learn new skills and to get know other Gem’s members.  A handout with specific list of items to bring for individual workshop will be provided after you sign up for the workshop.If is is a “sewing workshop” Gems will provide:  Extension cords, irons, starch, communal cutting mats, thread catcher sacks.

You will need to Bring:  Sewing  machine, cords, scissors, rulers,  rotary cutter, seam ripper, thread, extra bobbins, extra needles, pins.  Optional items: Marking chalk, pencil, or marker, comfortable chair, task lighting, water bottle.

Beverages:  There is a vending machine for  soda ($.50 — Quarters only).  Snacks:  You may bring your own snacks — any extras to share  are always welcome!

Lunch:  you may bring your own (refrigerator is available) or  go out to nearby restaurants

Questions.…please use the “Contact Us” Tab.  Your question will be forwarded to the Workshop Chairperson