PROGRAMS 2021

 

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 programscvqg@gmail.com

 



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 


November Class -- Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021