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




Sewing Studio Tours


Join other guild members to see how other quilters organize their sewing area -- but do it virtually.


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.  



Our virtual studio tours will be part of our June, July and August meetings.  (Since we are going virtual, we thought it would be fun to stay in contact over the summer.)  Leslie Gardiner and Pat Siegel did a fantastic job giving us a tour of their studios at our June meeting. If you missed their tours, there are some photos on our Home page. You don't want to miss our next two months of tours.


Saturday, July 11 at 10am 

Tours by Janna Calkins and Kathy Dunham


Saturday, August 8 at 10am

Tours by Mary Gorfine and Kathy Markley

Virtual or at UCR???

We aren't sure how the programs for the next few months will be presented, but the CVQG will be having meetings and programs on the second Saturday of the month.  Just keep checking back to see what is happening.

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.


October Meeting -- Saturday, October 10, 2020

Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli

Color My World Latin


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli is a renown author, artist and quilter whose talents have been featured in Steven Spielberg’s movie “How to Make an American Quilt”, as well as television shows and national publications.  In March 2004, Jane was declared one of the “100 History-Making Ethnic Women”.  For the past 30 or so, she has successfully designed and produced her product line of books — quilting and children, patterns, fabrics and notions through her company 1/4 Inch Publishing.  



Join Jane as she shows us how she “colors her world Latin Style”.


October Class-- Sunday, October 11, 2020

Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli


$40 members

$50 non-members


9am to 3pm



Join Jane Tenorio-Caoscarelli for some fun as you create your own Catrina. 


The pattern for this workshop was inspired by the Catrina’s of Mexico that are seen during the celebration Dias De Los Muertos.


Each person in the class will individualize their Catrina by designing her dimensional skirt in flowers, corn husks, cactus, etc.  Jane will cover a variety of methods one can use to do this including appliqué — traditional and futile, machine appliqué and embellishments. 


Pattern is included in the cost of the class.  Click here for supply list.

November  Meeting --

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Trudy Cleveland

Shoot Your Quilt


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


When Trudy Cleveland started her long arming business in 2010, she made a commitment to document her progress.  This led to taking photography classes at a local college.  Each class she completed taught her how to improve both the quilting process and the final image of a quilt.


Trudy will share that knowledge in a presentation on how to take professional looking photographs with your Smartphone. She will open up “secret” features in your iPhone that can enhance any image you take with your smartphone. Have your phone by your side as this lecture is interactive!