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

SAFETY UPDATE:  

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!

May 3-5

 Fiber on a Whim Special Events Workshops

Details and Costs for Fiber on a Whim Special Event Workshops

are on the Calender of Events Tab

 NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Additional fee of $10 for nonmembers

Interested?  Questions?

Use the “Contact Us” Tab

June 9           

St. Jude Denim Quilts

Workshop Fee:  $5.00

 We are also taking signups for our Saturday, June 9, St. Jude Recycled Denim workshop. We will be taking old jeans and transforming the denim into patchwork quilts for the teenage boys who are patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This type of project can mushroom out of control so to avoid that here are our requests:  Attendees may bring all the old jeans they have to the workshop. If you are not attending the workshop we can accept only donations of 6.5” squares cut from your jeans. (If possible save the area around the pocket and we will trim it down to size.) Absolutely NO donations of denim will be accepted after the June meeting and/or workshop, this is a one-time-only project only not an ongoing project — our storage closet at the church is already bursting with donated fabric!

 

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

No Workshop

December        

No Workshop—Holidays are too busy

 

Workshop Pictures!

March 19, 2016 Mystery Workshop Quilts Completed and Displayed at the Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show

April 16, 2016                  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!