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

 


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.


February Meeting -- Saturday, February 13, 2021

Jean Impey

Cre-a-tiv-it-y

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

Art has been an integral part of Jean Impey's life since she was a child. She remembers always being intrigued and absorbed with making things. Her mother encouraged her exploration of all things creative and her life-long creative journey took off including painting, sewing, photography, ceramics, embroidery, gardening just to name a few.

“Cre-a-tiv-i-ty and has Someone Stolen Yours” – This lecture is even better on Zoom and provides motivation and a new confidence that you didn’t know you had.  It also gives you the newest tools and technology to make quilts and make your work both quicker and better.  You will already be at your computer, phone or tablet and make sure you have somewhere to take notes because you’ll be shocked to see how much you learn.  Jean promises…. If you feel that you will never be an art quilter (because you can’t draw….. Jean will solve that problem) and who knows where you can go with that objection out of the way. sew jean.com


February Class -- Sunday, February 14 & Sunday, February 21, 2021

Jean Impey

Basket Case

$40 members

$50 non-members

Payable online

 

UPDATE:  Jean's class will be taught in two morning sessions to give you time to make more baskets in between instruction.  Session 1: February 14 -- 9am to noon - learn to make baskets and get started.  Take the week to make more baskets Session 2: February 21 -- 9am to noon - Share your work and assemble project 

 

Historically in all cultures, the basket has always been present.  Create a fun basket quilt that uses many scraps of fabric and can be designed either traditional or liberated. Learn how to make blocks of different sizes and dimensions that go together cohesively into one quilt. This quilt is easy to make and a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics. 

Make a quilt that captivates other and uses lots of your own stash.  Your quilt can be made traditional or liberated, but it will be a one-of-a kind that shows your personality.  Don’t forget to choose some of those wonderful fabrics you’ve been hoarding and put them into this quilt.

Basket Case  is fun and simple and teaches you new improvisational techniques that you will continue to use in other quilts you make.  It also comes together fast and fabulous.  A great skill you will learn is how to make blocks of difference sizes and dimensions go together cohesively into one quilt.

Then if you like, add some flowers to your baskets  Combine the “garden party” technique and arrange them in your baskets.

Don’t have time to start a new quilt?  Okay, learn the techniques and make yourself a 20” x 20” pillow!

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Members - Basket Case

$40.00

  • Available

Non Members -- Basket Case

$50.00

  • Available

March Meeting -- Saturday, March 13, 2021

Latifah Saafir

Being True to Your Inner Artist

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

Latifah is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. She is the co-founder of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild.

www.latifahsaafirstudios.com


March Class -- Sunday, March 14, 2021

Latifah Saafir

Glam Clam Quilt

$40 members

$50 non-members

Payable online

 

The clamshell is a classic quilt shape. Glam Clam takes this classic quilt shape and updates the size and piecing techniques to make it modern and fun to put together!

This pattern is a rewrite of the ever popular Glam Clam Pattern. You asked for an acrylic template – and you got them – The Clammy’s in 6″, 8″, 10" and 12″ sizes. This pattern includes six size layouts for all three clamshell sizes.

It includes all the cutting instructions for all the shapes needed to make the Glam Clam quilt. Also included are coloring pages and row labels.

It’s a fun pattern that is easier to put together than you think!

 

Members - Glam Clam Quilt

$40.00

  • Available

Non Members -- Glam Clam Quilt

$50.00

  • Available

April Meeting -- Saturday, April 10, 2021

Patricia Belyea

The Alluring World of Yukata Quilts

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

 

A creative quilt maker, speaker and teacher, Patricia co-owns Okan Arts with her daughter Victoria. The small family business imports vintage Japanese textiles for adventuresome quilters. Patricia is the author of East-Meets-West Quilts, a book about making improv quilts with Japanese fabrics.

 

Upcoming Programs

May 8, 2021 -- Lori Allison -- Trunk Show

June/July/August -- Studio Tours and other surprises!


September Meeting -- Saturday, Sept. 11, 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

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