Workshops  2018

Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614


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

If you know you will be later than 9:15 am, please arrange to call a friend to let you in

If you leave for lunch, arrange to call a participant for re-entry.

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

Laura Tomblin and Gwen Chandler

Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   

Please note the Workshop Door Unlock/Lock Schedule above for Safety

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1427 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614

General Cost:  $5.00 Exceptions are noted

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.

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, ccomfortable chair, task lighting, water bottle.

Beverages:  We provide coffee. 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

Time:  setup time 8:30-9:00  workshop begins at 9:00  and wraps up around 3:00

Why should you attend a workshop? You’ll meet new friends. You’ll have time to visit with old friends. You’ll be benefiting our charities. You’ll get to tackle old UFOs. You’ll learn new skills. You’ll be expanding your fabric selection. You’ll be sharing your expertise with other members. You’ll be quilting. And you will definitely have fun!


July 21            Sit-n-Sew Workshop


August 25-26     No Workshop—Quilt Show

September 15   “I Spy” Fabric Exchange


October 13       Exploring Color

November 2-3   November to Remember

December         No Workshop—Holidays are too busy



Workshop Pictures!

 Mystery Workshop Quilts Completed and Displayed at the Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show

 Quilt of Valor Workshop

March 19, 2016                Mystery Quilt Party–a few pictures!


Sorry for the sideways pictures if you are using a Windows computer!  The pictures were taken with an iPhone and our Website program cannot rotate them!  Turn your head and enjoy!  If you open the website with an Apple iPhone or iPad..they are correct!  So goes technology!