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 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.

August Meeting -- Saturday, August 14, 2021

Photo Contest

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Rules of the contest:

A guild member must have made the quilt at some time in their life.  The quilt does not have to be in the member’s possession at the time of the photo contest. 

Only one photo entry per member.

Entry photos need to be sent to Annie Houston, and the email must include the number of the category.  All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 10, 2021.


Categories for Photo Contest:

  1. A pandemic quilt inspired by Covid or made to deal with the pandemic.
  2. A quilt made by a group.
  3. A purse or a bag.
  4. A quilt that has large flowers or a bloom (at least 10 by 10 inches).
  5. A quilt based on a trip.
  6. Why did I ever buy this fabric?
  7. Going in circles…must have complete circles, not clammies.
  8. A holiday quilt celebrating a spring or summer holiday.
  9. A quilt inspired by a photo. (Please include the inspirational photo also.)
  10. A quilt made with monochromatic colors.

Below are some winners from 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 

November Class -- Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021

Suzi Parron

Barn Quilt Painting



Time: 9:00am -- 2:00pm

$45 paid to the instructor -- includes class and supplies


You will begin with a pre-printed board and go through each step -- drafting, taping, and painting with careful attention to detail. Suzi has plenty of patterns already drafted for you.


The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on a small building.  


Most supplies are provided but you will need:

-- Painter's tape -- Green "Frog" brand is BY FAR the best, but blue Scotch tape will do.  Narrower tape (about 1 inch) is preferred

-- Yardstick or 24 inch ruler

-- pencil

-- Blow dryer with extension cord for every 3-4 people


NOTE:  The painting is not real messy but there is some chance you will get paint on your clothing.  Dress accordingly or bring an apron!