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 or on Zoom.  Classes can fill up fast, so if you see one that interests you, contact the Programs VP, Annie

Houston or Heather Keenan at


Zoom or Physical Meeting or Combination of the Two??


CVQG will be starting out the year with Zoom meetings and classes. We aren't sure about when UCR will be open for meetings or what their capacity will be.  The board is also considering the safety of our members, guests and lecturers. So we are looking at doing our meetings via Zoom through April and more likely through September.


Our lecturers are ready to do Zoom meetings and classes so that is a real plus for us in the valley and for our members who have not been able to return yet to the Coachella Valley.  We will keep our members informed as we know for sure how these meetings will be presented and the board hopes you will be able to join us.

May Meeting -- Saturday, May 8, 2021

Lori Allison

All About Color Trunk Show


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am



Lori Allison is a former Home Ec (FACS) teacher, a quilt pattern designer (Allison Quilt Designs) and now an online and show vending retailer of all Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics, books, patterns & unique quilt kits.  Her "quilt show" to the guild will be 20 of the latest quilts and wallhangings made with Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics. Join Lori for a fun, bright, colorful display featuring creative ways to use the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.


June Meeting -- Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lynn Hanna

Elements of a Modern Quilt


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Ever wonder what makes a quilt a "modern quilt"?  There seems to be many definitions out there, but Lynn Hanna from the Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild will share the Modern Quilt Guild's definition with descriptions and sample quilts. Join us as Lynn walks us through a few short presentations each highlighting a portion of the Modern Quilt Guild's definition of a modern quilt.

July Meeting -- Saturday, July 10, 2021

Studio Tours


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Studio Tours!  Our meeting this month we will explore the studios of fellow guild members Robert Tucker and Joanne Hunt. (And you can do it from the comfort of your own sewing room!)

August Meeting -- Saturday, August 14, 2021

Photo Contest

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Back by popular demand, our guild member photo contest!  If you have a creative category suggestion, we are all ears, send your suggestion to Annie Houston and Heather Keenan. 
More details on categories and how to turn in your submission to the contest will be sent out to members.
Below are some winners of our last photo contest.

September Meeting -- Saturday, Sept. 11,  2021

Masterpiece Quilts In The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Meeting begins at 10:00am


Program begins at 11:00am


Join us as Norma Bruton, 1st Vice-Regent Cahuilla Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) shares masterpiece quilts from the DAR Museum.

October Meeting -- Saturday, October 9, 2021

Dale Allen-Rowse

Trunk Show


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


 Ever want to see a 20 year evolution of an artist's work? The upcoming trunk show with designer and YouTube personality Dale Allen-Rowse is just that. During this event you get to see first hand the beginner work, the inspiration, the lessons, craftsmanship, challenges and successes. We promise you will be highly entertained as you watch the Quilting Cowboy take you on this decades long journey from his beginnings to arrive where he is today.


November Meeting -- Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

Suzi Parron

Barn Quilt Movement


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Suzi Parron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008.  She documented over one thousand barn quilts in the process of writing her 2012 book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.”  For her second book, “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” she left her job as a high school teacher and traveled by RV across the country, visiting farms from Georgia to California and even Canada.


In her talk, Suzi will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.


The lecture will take us from coast to coast, but there will be a section devoted to the beautiful quilt trails of California!



The program is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand