Programs and Classes



Meetings and Classes are held at


University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Campus, Auditorium Building

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert.  Click here for Directions


The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild presents excellent speakers, including nationally known teachers and lecturers, that provide insight to a wide variety of topics related to quilting, from traditional to modern, from piecing techniques to design embellishments. The lecture presentations are given immediately after our monthly Saturday membership meetings, and classes are usually held on the Sunday following the meeting at the same facility. Classes can fill up fast, so if you see one that interests you, contact the Programs VP, Kathleen Herring, at





April Meeting -- Saturday, April 11, 2020

Quilto -- Quilter's Bingo

Meeting begins at 10:00


Come join us for a morning of fun, games, prizes, and meeting fellow guild members. You might even learn a few new quilting terms as you look for them on your "quilto" card.  If you enjoy the game of Bingo, this is the meeting for you.  

Bring a fat quarter to add to the prize pile.

May Meeting -- Saturday, May 8, 2020

Christen Brown rescheduled for September 2021.

Christen Brown

Embroidered and Embellished


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Christen Brown is an artist, a designer, a technician, a crafter, a writer and a poet.  She began her career in the Wearable Art field in 1986 and her teaching career in 1991.  



This lecture and slide show presentation encompasses Christen’s 40 years experience of stitching and embellished artwork.  She will show wall hangings, home accessories, jewelry, garments and more in her slides.  Christen also will bring samples of her work that is included in her book Embroidered and Embellished

June Meeting -- Saturday, June 13, 2020

Sewing Studio Tour


Join other guild members to see how other quilters organize their sewing area.  It might be a room dedicated to sewing and crafts or just an area in the house.  It is amazing what insights you can get on making the most of the area you have be it how to set up your sewing area or organizing that fabric stash.  


Homes will be in the eastern part of the valley -- Palm Desert to Indio.


Tour will be from 9am to 1pm.  Maps/directions will be given out in May.  

September Meeting -- Saturday, September 12, 2020

Lenie Bosman

Rescue Quilts and What I Have Learned From Them


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


What happens to the once treasured quilts that were made with so much love? Lenie Bosman and her daughter have been looking for those quilts, orphans quilts, and have rescued them and given them a new home and a new purpose. She likes to show you those quilts rescued from thrift stores, garage sales, attics and different individuals. Some are old and some are not so old. Lenie has been inspired by them and learned from them. She will pass that acquired knowledge on to you by the way of a bed turning.



Lenie has been an educator for more than 45 years with experience in teaching sewing and quilting. She is a certified Quilt in a Day instructor and has more recently started to design and write her own quilt patterns.


More upcoming Programs -- check back for details!


October 10, 2020 -- Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli and class using her Catrina pattern 

November 14, 2020 -- Trudy Cleveland